A young African Sorceress named Nyira, escapes into the jungle pursued by slave hunters. She is befriended by a young gorilla, named Gord. When Gord is captured by the slavers, Nyira gives up her freedom to save his life. She is sent by slave ship to Saint Domingue (Haiti).
Enriquillo is an Indian boy from a presumed extinct tribe, who seeks revenge against the French troops and planter that murdered his father and his best friend. He meets Nyira one day when he sneaks into the town market, and realizes she is the dark princess prophesized as his future. But when Nyira uses magic to save a friend’s life, she is condemned to burn as a witch. Will Enriquillo risk his people’s secret existence to outwit the dangerous French troops and the determined archdeacon, to save his love?