The Paper Shepherd is the heart rending coming of age story of Maxwell Franklin, a young man with irrepressible aspirations to tip the balance between good and evil in the world by unearthing immortal, ancient truths. While adulthood focuses his dreams onto a more realistic scale, those dreams retain lasting consequences. When a mysterious stranger enters his life, his devoted friendship and eventual romantic feelings toward her challenge his long held convictions about his destiny. The stranger, Tiar Alfred, emerges as a brilliant and headstrong side kick. Stumbling on a tortuous journey to discover his true calling, Max's decisions and indecision irrevocably impact everyone around him--some for better and some... not.