A female doctor uses the body of a young playboy to insert him the brain of his teacher, an eminent physician who she loves, in order to perpetuate his life. But something goes wrong and this broken Jesus with superhuman strength escapes and hides to avoid showing his deformity. Disguised with a wrestler's mask and cape, circumstances lead him to undertake a heroic journey.
Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King.
Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life.