‘There’s something terribly wrong with his eyes. My mind struggles to rationalize what I’m seeing and I tell myself it’s just a trick of the light, or that maybe I’m hallucinating due to the crushing amount of fear I’m feeling, because when I look at them, all I see is darkness. Deep dark voids that threaten to swallow me whole.’
When 17-year-old Hanna Harper agrees to see a local band at The Iron Knife with her two best friends, she has no idea her life is about to change forever and that everything she thought was impossible…isn’t.
Marked with a mystical symbol by a dying boy, she’s thrust into a world she never imagined existed where her eyes are opened to the reality that fallen angels are very real, and very dangerous. And with just one look from their soulless black eyes, they can take everything from you.
And now, because of the symbol and the secret it contains, a secret she must protect at all costs, those black eyes have set their sights on her.
'The ground at my feet crumbles, each piece falling away into nothing. I struggle searching for any kind of traction. There's none. His hand tightens around my throat. Without warning he lets go and I fall into darkness with the sound of his laughter echoing all around me.'
Hanna Harper would give anything for her life to go back to being simple and ordinary, but the truth is, things are only getting more complicated—and absolutely terrifying.
Marked with a new symbol she's brought back from the brink of death to protect her best friend—the boy she fell madly in love with, the Chosen One in an ancient prophecy who's fated to either save or destroy the world when his powers awaken on his 18th birthday. But keeping him hidden and safe isn't easy, even with the help of The Guardians. Especially when one of them is trying to steal her heart and her greatest enemy is trying to undermine her efforts every chance he gets. So when the truth is discovered and Hanna's brother is taken hostage, a decision has to be made.
Does she risk the fate of the world to save her brother by handing her best friend over to The Fallen, or does she risk losing the only family she has left to keep him safe?
My chest fills and deflates rapidly—too rapidly—and a hazy darkness begins to creep around my vision. My hands begin to lift, but I don’t want to look. I really, really don’t want to look, because if I do, then there is no more denying. There is no more pretending what happened didn’t happen.
Hanna Harper did the only thing she could do—she stabbed Jared, the love of her life, through the heart to stop the apocalypse. But she was too late. The Fallen were released, and now that Jared has ascended, they intend on using his blood to complete their plan to end the world.
With The Order now divided, Hanna and her friends must find a way to help Jared become The Savior they believe he is. But when a Guardian who’s always viewed Jared as the enemy throws him in the church dungeon at The Compound, all may be lost.
Will Hanna be able to rescue Jared and convince him he’s not the monster he believes himself to be, or will he give into darkness and despair and truly become The Destroyer?