The battle for the future of humanity has been raging for millennia.
The Ciriath, a race of almost divine immortals - the inspiration for human legends of angels and demons - have laid aside their eternal conflict and formed an uneasy truce.
On one side are The Protectorate.
On the other, The Opposition.
The truce can only be upheld while the treaty agreed by both sides is held inviolate: There shall be no direct interference in the affairs of mortals unless they pose a threat to the supernatural world beyond the veil of mortality.
Not everyone wants the treaty to stand.
When James, performing his duty as an officer of the Protectorate, is sent to investigate the unearthly abilities of a mortal girl, something extraordinary happens – something for which he and his immortal companions are utterly unprepared.
Someone is manipulating James’ actions. And James is one of the First – in possession of the Name.
The Name which holds the power of creation.
The Name which holds the power to end everything.