*She was created by the Pantheon to take human form and destroy the mighty Lord Bala's plans to take over the world. But the current Devi incarnation has a problem she's never faced before: her human host, Tara Mehta, is alive, and is furious that her body is being used against her will, no matter how noble the cause. With ever mission the Devi undertakes, answering the prayers of believers to foil the schemes of the demon army, the Darinde, Tara learns more about he Devi's powers until she is finally able to control them herself. That's when she resolves to leave Sitapur and take charge of her own life. But Falchion, a medieval blade-wielding Demon in Bala's power, lures Tara back, using Rahul Singh, Tara's only friend, as bait. Now Tara must save both herself and Rahul from a deadly adversary. But after all she's gone through, will she be able to work with the Goddess in her body?
Meanwhile, Bala's estranged general, Iyam, and Apsara assassin, Kratha, invade the Darinde Headquarters, and Iyam takes charge of his troops once more. But he must win over Bala, who is not more powerful than ever. Thanks to the enigmatic archaeologist Amara Gaelle, Bala has regained his eyesight, and is beginning to see through the webs of intrigue his so-called followers have been weaving. *Source: Devi #8