Only a couple of weeks ago Devin was an average American boy looking forward to summer vacation with his family. Now he is under the control of a wicked man named Marko, who intends to make him fight as a gladiator. A sport that Devin thought died with the Roman Empire. Devin doesn’t know that he has what it takes to survive. Marko, however, notices it immediately. He can tell that Devin is a survivor and will fight to his last breath. That is why he chooses to train him as his lead gladiator. Even his fellow slaves can see he is someone to follow and respect. As always however, with greatness comes jealousy and hate. Even though most of his fellow slaves look up to him, there are several that hate and despise him. Where does Devin’s journey take him? Into hell and back, but just as gold must be refined so must the human soul. The real question is whether or not Devin will survive the refining process.