What if human beings could live forever? PHOENIX offers up cautionary stories from the past, present, and future that explore the repercussions of the quest for eternal life. From great warriors to greedy princesses to ambitious scientists to ordinary people, the dream of immortality has led to the death of thousands and the rise and fall of civilizations. Though many perish because of their desires, perhaps they are the luckiest because true pain comes to those who experience the burden of living forever.
Throughout time, mankind has chased after the dream of immortality. The Phoenix, in the form of a bird of fire, is said to hold the key to eternal life. Great wars are fought in a vain attempt to possess it and, as a result, civilizations rise and fall. Phoenix is a collection of five stories from the past, present and future. Many will perish because of their desires, and they are the lucky ones. True pain comes for those who find immortality and experience the burden of living forever.