Their god is War. And every god needs his Devil. The Religion. Malta, 1565. The greatest war the world has ever seen is unleashed on the doomed island as the Turks do battle with the Knights. The Knights call themselves The Religion. The Turks call them the Hounds of Hell. Back in Sicily, the beautiful, rich Carla pines for her bastard son, lost in the bloody inferno across the water. Enter Mattius Tannhauser - warrior, hero and double agent. Under Carla's command, he embarks on a death-defying mission to save her son. But can he evade the Inquisition and escape to run the Turkish blockade to victory in time?