With a careful weaving of blasphemy and reverence, depravity and romance, Saruel, a fallen angel, tells his tragic tale. He was there when the stars were born. His eyes saw the walls and gates of Heaven. He beheld the splendor of the Cherubim and the grandeur of the almighty, and witnessed the beauty of planets without number, worlds without end.
To Saruel, none of these sights compared to Marah, the woman he loved. Saruel learns of Earth's imminent destruction by the soon-coming flood, forcing him to choose between Heaven and the life of the maiden he desires. Is love a sin worthy of Hell? Can a devil know such love? Now, living in present-day San Francisco, the servants of the former Watcher, Sangruel, an angel cursed to eternal darkness and the thirst for blood, steal a young girl Saruel watches over. When the Watchers discover the girl's identity, and Saruel's long-held secret, all that Saruel loves and lives for is in great peril. Who is the girl, and what will Saruel do to keep her safe?
©2013 R. Dean Taylor (P)2014 R. Dean Taylor