If the smoking hot demon who brought down the Shang Dynasty in 1046 BC were running around New York trying to steal the five most powerful books ever created, who would be there to stop her? A librarian, of course. When one of the great books is stolen, and a Guardian is beaten and left for dead, Kira Davidson will lead the other Guardians in a campaign against this ancient evil. At her side is Flavius Arbogast, a former general for the Roman Empire. Arby has been a Guardian since his father’s death, in 385 BC. They enlist the help of a former KGB agent, a French art thief, and Arby’s wise-cracking, aid-de-camp, Max. Together, these Guardians must find a way to prevent the demon from collecting all five books, and unleashing a devastating power on the people of New York.