Synopsis:The death of a son and a brother can destroy a family, and high school senior Otto knows this well. Two years since his brother’s death, and every day Otto is plagued by the same nightmare. Trapped in his own purgatory, Otto’s new normal life is weighed down by a quiet, prolonged, mourning.
And then it changes.
Otto’s ever persistent nightmare ends uniquely with his brother. “It’s time to wake up, Otto!” And Otto does wake, to a macabre revelation; a Facebook request from his dead brother.
Is someone messing with Otto? Should Otto accept the request? Does it have to do with the upcoming anniversary of his brother’s death?
Oliver and Maggie, Otto’s two best friends, tell him to ignore it, but the request taunts Otto. Heedlessly, Otto accepts the request, and it comes with a message:
“STOP THEM, OTTO! MORE WILL DIE LIKE I DID!”
As Otto heads to school that day, little does he know what has been set in motion. For the first time in two years, Otto takes control of his life, questioning everything. Lies are revealed, friendships are challenged, and faith is questioned.
Enlightened to the world he neglected, Otto uncovers a secretive culture. A group of “believers,” who seem to know more then most about angels. Many people believe in angels. But this group is peculiar. They don’t believe, they know angels exist, and they believe angeles affect our lives in ways most people couldn’t imagine. But like humans, angels have motives.
Otto is distrustful of this new world, until his brother appears to pass another important message, one that pushes Otto further in his journey.
Running out of time, Otto battles believers, angels, enemies, friends, and demons all to save someone he hasn’t yet found.
And then, as if written in the Bible itself, the pieces fall into place; the enemy, the 8th Archangel (Lucifer), the person in danger, Otto’s best friend, and Otto learns all this too late. With no hope of saving another person so close to him, Otto loses all conviction.
Only Otto can right the wrongs. The wrongs that began with his brother’s death and are about to culminate in a horrific climax, but if he is going to change everything, he himself has to change. If he can’t accept who he is, and the responsibilities attached with that revelation, things will never be the same and countless will perish.