Helio Apotheosis—Part 1: The Scorched Third begins with a mystery as a man, lying on his back in the dust, wakes up, opens his eyes, and sees above him a brown sky. He discovers that his surroundings, baked dry, are unfamiliar to him. Equally unknown are the details of his past. He does not know how he came to this desiccated locale. Thus, his journey for knowledge, understanding, and perspective begins. In time, he will come to realize his world confronts him with challenges, and he will begin to see that his enemies are both internal and external. The adventure that follows will prove to test his character to lengths he never thought possible. With the help of his angel and his God, will he overcome his enemies without and within? Helio Apotheosis—Part 1: The Scorched Third reveals the beginnings of a journey of discovery, endings and beginnings, defeats and victories, and the search for a revelation that will clarify the meaning of all that began in mystery, shrouded in a cloud of dust.