Home on Ithaka, Odysseus reflects on his earlier life and the choices he has made. Forced by duty to join a military expedition to capture Troy, he emerges as the true hero of the Trojan War.
On the perilous journey home, Odysseus embarks on a passionate affair with Kirke, the mysterious priestess to the nature goddess Feronia. Now the appearance of an owl, a portent of death, threatens to disturb the palace’s peace and harmony.
On present day Kefalonia, Dr Thea Sefton, escaping the breakdown of her marriage, joins an archaeological expedition searching for Odysseus’ lost palace on the Greek island where her Greek lover, Dimitri Kampitsis, abandoned her twenty years before. As they search for clues, Thea finds herself strangely drawn to Rob Hughes, a climate scientist. Her peace is quickly shattered after Thea discovers Dimitri is not only back on the island, but is the wealthy and powerful sponsor behind the archaeological venture.