The second volume of Next Testament chronicles the development of a feud between Ratchwood and his disciple Wicklow. The origins of this feud lie in their lack of faith in Ratchwood’s powers and a desire to probe the heart of darkness for infernal abilities—competencies which will bind Wicklow to Vygotsky and the Swarm.
The first book in the third installment of The Bible Trilogy. Through direct communication with the author, God has foretold the coming of a reluctant messiah. The unification of world religion and secular culture forms the root of Ratchwood’s mission in the created order of things, with dire implications for the universe if he fails.