The Touched is set in a world where supreme beings bestow special abilities on those people they have taken an interest in; they do this for many reasons, not least of all for their own personal amusement. The individuals who have gone through this are known as Touched. The supreme beings see these abilities as gifts, but to many they are a curse that will change their lives forever. When an ancient evil starts to rise again the supreme beings charge four individuals with the task of stopping it, whether they want the job or not
Track the lives of Jason Woolesy, an office worker, Samantha Gray, a criminal psychologist, Lance, a trainee journalist who happens to be immortal and Ethan a Touched who was born in the 18th century. They have been tasked with stopping the last of the First Ones, an ancient creature that was sealed away millennium ago, from trying to turn the earth into her own personal hell. The book also tracks her servants as they collect the life energy that is needed for her release.