Only in Death does she find the will to Live. Her legend begins in the 15th century, stripped of her innocence through her father's betrayal, a pious, young woman, hope, is sentenced to a trial by fire. She reluctantly accepts Lucifer's offer to life in hell over a hideously painful death. Lucifer's offer takes a diabolical twist as she discovered her true origins and the existing fate of her lost love and departed mother. Unable to corrupt a soul of such purity, Lucifer banishes hope to the horrors of hell, where she must find the strength and courage to survive and ultimately return to free the souls of the ones she loves. Together with the valiant outcast, cremator and her trusted companions, vassago and the nameless wolves, she is transformed into the powerful warrior Lady Death and challenges the lord of lies for control of hell itself. The resulting conflict explores the depths of faith and love as an alternative to the corrupting power of evil.