Civilization’s twilight approaches, with none aware of the impending peril. All paths of faith and science point to an ending—but what if the savior of the human species was not Jewish, Christian or Muslim? What if he was not even a good man? Spanning decades, the tale of the life of Julian Andreas Würger carries him from child to man to monster to the king, the subject of a bitter prophecy which he knows he cannot hope to evade. In him are commingled both hope and horror, truth and terror, and all that he touches is forever changed. Violence brings forth violence; how then can peace prevail, in this, the End of Days? St. John of Patmos wrote of a cycle’s ending.