In the city of Iru, capital of the planet Lydo, a nineteen-year-old research student at the Science Academy named Brad enters the Netherworld to research its little-known inhabitants. In the process he loses his memory and takes on the form of the Daganland inhabitants. He awakens in the town of Nofer in Daganland, and soon learns he has entered a world of darkness and fire, where the odd inhabitants live and work by night. Ruled by a Tyrant, social relationships are forbidden, and friendships are prohibited. Menace overshadows the inhabitants at every turn, and Brad does not feel at ease in the strange environment.
Rimi is the most powerful Nephilim in creation and acts as the hand of God. When God needs something done on earth he calls Rimi. He is the head of God’s secret agency. He has one job, and that is to keep the world stable. He does it by any means necessary.
Thousands of years ago before the great flood and after the war in heaven God assigned a group of angels know as watchers to watch over man kind. These watchers went rouge, fell to earth and began having sex with the women of earth. They created a race of rouge Nephilim who thought they were Gods. Because of this they were imprisoned.
Fast forward to modern times Rimi discovers a plot by a one of the fallen angels in Hell to free the watchers from their long prison. Their plan is to use human souls to start a demon army so that they can remove Lucifer as the head of the Hell council. Rimi knows that this will start a civil war in Hell. The war would spill over to earth and turn earth onto another Hell. Guided by God and the arch angel Michael, Rimi assembles a team and goes all out to prevent the watchers from carrying out their plan.
“Some readers have the misconception that Christian fantasy novels will be staid and boring,” says Jackson, shaking his head. “It couldn’t be further from the truth, especially in this case! Early readers have remarked at how entertaining and evocative the book is, and how intriguing they found Rimi’s journey.”
Otto Boteman suffers a massive heart attack and wakes up in a strange, jeweled city filled with beautiful people, a mesmerizing sky defying all physics, and what looks suspiciously like his first car. Seeking answers, Otto has a disturbing encounter with a murdered childhood friend and is assured by some kind of angel bureaucrat that this is Heaven, but God is not here so don’t bother looking. No God? Can’t be Heaven, then, despite the best danishes he’s ever eaten and residence in a pretty nice condo (replete with tailored suits and HBO). Maybe he’s not even dead, just comatose. But then he meets Claudia, a 5th Century beauty running an Irish pub, who tells him about a group of malcontents building a rocket ship in the far desert. Their mission? Find God.
So begins Otto’s journey across a fabulous world peopled with the likes of Doc Holliday, Prester John, and a Mongol horde led by an accountant from West Kankakee, Illinois. Drawing the wrath of a frenzied, suit-wearing army of angels (or demons, can’t tell), Otto discovers that launching the ship just might end the eternal struggle between good and evil.