Taking flight from the pages of “War of the Witchblades”! Danielle Baptiste returns home to New Orleans to come to grips with her new role as the Angelus, the human bearer of the primal force of Light. To complicate matters she must sort out her undefined relationship with Finch while maintaining control of the Angelus host, some of whom covet her power.
Sabine, the leader of the Angelus Warriors and servant to the Angelus, sets up a plan to dispossess Dani as the Angelus. For this she sends some of her loyal Angelus Warriors to Hell to retrieve an ancient artifact that should help her achieving her evil plan. In Hell the Angelus Warriors have to fight Cerberus the guardian of the gate leading to the inner circles of Hell.
Dani and her friend Finch moved from New York City to New Orleans, Louisiana because Dani wants to find out what she wants to do with her life, now that she is the beare of the Angelus force. Furthermore, she wants to know if her friendship to Finch is more than just a small romance. After moving into an old house they go out to explore the city. There they are attacked by a chimera but with the help with a suddenly appearing Sabine with her warriors the creature is defeated. Sabine assures Dani that they are her loyal servants. Dani wants to know more about the Angelus force and so eventually Sabine takes her to the place where the Angelus Warriors stay while Finch is left alone in the dark streets of New Orleans.