An adventure love-story set in Syria in the middle ages.
Under the guise of doing Hajj, young lovers Zamurrud and Hussain elope. En route to Mecca, Zamurrud is kidnapped by The Assassins – an extreme sect whose members are prepared to leap to death at a sign from their masters, their reward paradise.
Zamurrud is coerced into returning to visit Hussain in what he believes is a dream. She convinces him that she is in paradise, and that if he wants to see her again he must join the Assassins and perform acts of terror against his own beliefs.