In the Before Time, a psychotic billionaire, intent on creating a master race, unleashes a biological weapon that destroys an unsuspecting world. As millions die, he escapes through a deal with the devil, leaving a few desperate survivors behind to rebuild a world seared clean by plague. A century later, a new order has risen. Izrel, a savvy young thief, must mind her place as a low-level Grymer—those who survived the plague without gaining powers—in a world dominated by powerful humans, horrific hybrid monsters, and vicious gods. Izzy soon discovers she’s being stalked by a mysterious guard named Greywolf. He is a Magnifica, the new race Grymers serve, but he has been sent to protect her ahead of a supernatural war. Together, they must find an ancient Bible with a doorway to hell before a dark evil rises to destroy what remains of the human race. In this postapocalyptic novel, a young woman races against a malevolent force to find a possessed manuscript and save her people.