1789: as Revolution sweeps through France, three obscure young men step into the harsh light of history. George’s Jacques Danton has a prize-fighter’s build, a sharp lawyer’s brain, a consuming ambition. Camille Desmoulins, charming and erratic, is a writer of genius with a taste for violence. Maximilian Robespierre is a slight, meek idealist who recoils from power, but who will lead his country into the darkness of the Terror. For these men and their families, the Revolution is a blood rite: the forces they have helped unleash will remake the world, but destroy their lives.