As Nicholas Keller tries to deal with the tragedies that have followed him since the 10-10 Earthquake, he experiences a greater darkness than ever before - a darkness within himself. Hunted by his enemies, consumed by fear, and separated from the love of his life, Nicholas begins to realize that the battle between good and evil reaches farther and threatens more people than he could have ever imagined.
The Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows in order to protect his secret. As Nicholas begins his sophomore year at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to happen.
Nicholas Keller has come to terms with his Thusian heritage and has finally achieved some normalcy in his life. But when new neighbors move in next door at the beginning of his junior year, everything changes. He is launched into an impossible search, uncertain of who to trust, and this time it's not just his own life that hangs in the balance - It's the lives of countless others and everyone he loves.