In a glittering, decadent, near-future Manhattan, the End of Days is upon us. The mercurial Demon King and his princes are stealing seven vials of God's wrath to hijack the Apocalypse, perverting the book of Revelation's seven signs. Their ultimate aim: release Satan from the pit and create Hell on earth. And only their immortal enemies can stop them—seven fierce fallen angel warriors known as the Tainted Host.
So that's where Revelation begins: on Liberty Island, New York, with a fallen angel and an ocean full of blood. Long ago, Luniel broke heaven's cardinal rule: never let love get in the way of duty. If there's one thing heaven won't tolerate, it's a disobedient angel—but deadly warriors like Luniel are too precious to waste. So he's condemned to walk the earth doing heaven's dirty jobs, his angelic soul held to ransom. If he makes one more mistake, he's damned forever. For centuries, he's teetered on the edge of hell.
But even when you're a 3,000-year-old messenger of holy vengeance, it isn't every day you stumble across a sign of the Apocalypse. And already, another sign is manifesting: a flesh-rotting disease is sweeping through Manhattan, turning its victims into ravenous maniacs. But is it God's will, or something more sinister?
And even if it is all part of the Plan…well, Luniel knows from bitter experience that destiny is inevitable. Damnation can't be reversed. Fate can't be stopped, at least not by him. But when he meets Dr Morgan Sterling, the feisty medical examiner who's investigating the strange disease, Lune's resolve to focus on the mission is sorely tested. Because he knows he'll fight until the last star burns out to protect those he loves. Even if it means thwarting God's will all over again, and condemning his precious soul to hell forever.