From the moment the dying man, Vincey, bursts into his friend Holly's Cambridge rooms with his dramatic announcement, increasing mystery and tension mark She as Henry Rider Haggard's greatest novel. At the centre of the story is young Leo, Vincey's son, who becomes Holly's ward. After discovering his fateful heritage, Leo travels to Africa to avenge a wrong committed over 2,000 years ago. There he comes under the power of Ayesha, an immortal queen of incredible beauty. Also awaiting Leo and Holly on their adventure is an ordeal to test their moral and physical courage, from which they will not return unchanged.