Apocalypse is coming, for the gods must destroy evil. Morien's dreams and Proton's declarations point to it. Can Morien and her friends save themselves?
In the first city on earth, Uto, a common laborer, assaults the wife of Proton, the city’s greatest statesman. A duel for vengeance cannot undo Uto’s evil act, for Uto is not like other men: his darkness is darker, and his strength is stronger. Proton, slain in the duel, mysteriously resurrects and bursts out of his stone tomb. In the public square, he proclaims the end of days for all the city to hear, while dreams of apocalypse come to Morien, the lover of Proton’s son. Proton's wife goes into hiding on the Holy Mountain, for deity is the only thing that can protect her from Uto's searching. Yet she is not safe there forever. It seems the gods are moving mountains to destroy the darkness in Uto. Can Morien and her friends escape in time, or will they be caught in the middle?
This is the first in a cycle of four novels. The myth retold in these novels spans some thirty thousand years, from the ancient times of The Doomsday Preacher, to modern America, and to a future on a distant world, where it all begins again.