In the near-future world caught in the throes of an ambiguous apocalypse, seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle. But a new species has arisen. Neomages are human in appearance, but able to twist leftover creation energy to their will. A threat to both humans and seraphs, they are confined in luxurious Enclaves.
Thorn St. Croix is not ordinary neomage. Nearly driven insane by her powers, she escaped from an Enclave and now lives among humans, channeling her gift of stone-magery into jewelry making. But when Thaddeus Bartholomew, a dangerously attractive policeman, tells Thorn that her ex-husband has been kidnapped, she risks revealing her identity to find him. And for Thorn, the punishment for revelation is death.
"A new, strongly unique voice in the dark fantasy genre. A bold interpretation of the what-might-be... With a delicate weaving of magic and scripture, Faith Hunter left me wondering: What's a woman to do when she falls in love with a seraph's child?" —Kim Harrison
"The cast is incredible... Fans of postapocalypse fantasies will appreciate this superb interpretation of the endless end of days." —Midwest Book Review
"Steady pacing, dashes of humor, and a strong story line... make this take on the apocalypse worth checking out." —Monsters and Critics
"Entertaining... a promising new series... Steady pacing, dashes of humor, and a storyline coupled with a great ending neatly setting up the next adventure make this take on the apocalypse worth checking out. Outstanding supporting characters... the strong cliff-hanger of an ending bodes well for future adventures." —Publishers Weekly
"Hunter's distinctive future vision offers a fresh though dark glimpse into a newly made postapocalyptic world. Bold and imaginative in approach, with appealing characters and a suspense-filled story, this belongs in most fantasy collections." —Library Journal
"It's a pleasure to read this engaging tale about characters connected by strong bonds of friendship and family. Mixes romance, high fantasy, apocalyptic and postapocalyptic adventure to good effect." —Kirkus Reviews
"Hunter's very professionally executed, tasty blend of dark fantasy, mystery, and romance should please fans of all three genres." —Booklist
"Enjoyable... a tale of magic and secrets in a world gone mad." —Romantic Times