Alex, a young female doctor, travels to Al Janeen for work. While there she angers the king, Azam, who has her thrown out of the palace for being a heretic. This is a great blow to Alex. Ever since she was a child she has dreamed of the world described in Arabian Nights. While attempting to return to her home country, she suddenly becomes entangled in a civil war, and finds herself being left behind in a mountain village?with Azam! There's no safe place for outsiders. After being unable to locate lodging, Azam suddenly gives Alex a kiss. One that she thought was like magic... Then, suddenly, he says to her, "There's only one way to overcome our current predicament. Marry me, right now."