This is a glossary of characters and terms from my Armageddon trilogy. The series begins with The Blessed Man and the Witch and continues in The Nephilim and the False Prophet. The third novel, The Holy Warrior and the Last Angel, is forthcoming. If you haven’t read the books, you will find story spoilers in this list.
Hector Shaw: A U.S. Army veteran. Husband of Reyna. The Blessed Man.
Reyna Shaw: A Rails coder. Wife of Hector.
Siobhan Dempsey: A former barista and current witch.
Ozzie Alvarez: A drug lord and bleeder who operates in Brooklyn. Father of Graciela.
Kyle Loubet: A YooTV star and former photographer. The Herald of Armageddon.
Roy Busby: A bleeder.
Diego Salas: A rapist and murderer.
Esperanza Garcia: Sister of Claudia. Formerly possessed by demons.
Maureen Hanzek: Wife of Bill. Mother of Jonah.
Bill Hanzek: Owner of Solution 39. Husband of Maureen and father of Jonah.
Megan Lewis: Former Lidske field agent.
Alfo: A drug dealer in Ozzie’s employ.
Anbu-Adal: A Nephilim.
The Angler: An Eremite.
Anne: A bleeder. Kyle’s friend.
Anthony: CEO of Lidske’s Chicago office. Megan’s former boss.
Armaros: A Watcher angel.
Arthur: A child. Hector and Reyna attempted to adopt him as a newborn, but the birth mother decided to parent him before the paperwork could be filed.
Axel: A drug dealer in Ozzie’s employ.
Azazel: A Watcher angel. According to the Book of Enoch, Azazel taught early humans how to forge metal, craft jewelry, and use cosmetics.
Bezaliel: A Watcher angel.
Brenda: A bleeder and member of the Church of the New Kingdom.
Brianna: Nelson’s daughter. Jordan’s wife. Landon’s mother. On Kyle’s staff.
Cadwalader: A possessed.
The Chirurgeon: An Eremite.
Claudia: Ozzie’s wife. Sister of Esperanza. Mother of Graciela. A Kyle superfan.
Courtney: A bleeder.
Dana: A member of the Church of the New Kingdom.
Dylan: Kyle’s brother, killed in the Occupy Riots.
Emily: Judy and Gary’s daughter. A member of the Church of the New Kingdom.
Esteban: Former drug kingpin of Brooklyn.
Ezeqeel: A Watcher angel.
Fran: A possessed. Tortured Hector and bit most of his right little finger off before he killed her with the Azazel knives.
Gabriel: An Angel of the Lord.
Gary: Judy’s husband. Emily’s father. A member of the Church of the New Kingdom.
Gerald: A possessed. Committed suicide at the end of the Occupy Riots.
Gilhedu: A Nephilim, daughter of Semjaza and sister of Tulekh. Slain by her brother Tulekh before the Flood.
Graciela: A baby. Daughter of Claudia and Ozzie. Murdered and crucified by Esperanza when Esperanza was possessed by demons.
Ig: Also called Ignacio. A drug dealer in Ozzie’s employ. Esteban’s cousin.
Jerry: Former Solution 39 employee, killed by pig demons during the Occupy Riots.
Jonah: A child. Son of Maureen and Bill.
Jordan: Brianna’s husband. Kyle’s cameraman.
Judy: The first bleeder. Wife of Gary. Emily’s mother. A member of the Church of the New Kingdom.
Khoret: A slave owned by Gilhedu. Slain by Tulekh.
Landon: A baby. Son of Brianna and Jordan.
Lou: A member of the Church of the New Kingdom. Owner of Value Pawn in Philadelphia.
Lugal-Enmed: A Nephilim.
Luis: Ozzie’s bodyguard.
Mahavet: A Nephilim, daughter of Azazel. Slain by Tulekh before the Flood.
Malik: Ozzie’s bookkeeper.
Marcos: Ozzie’s former bodyguard and best friend, murdered by Bundlers.
Marius: A bleeder and member of the Church of the New Kingdom.
Mateo: A drug dealer in Ozzie’s employ.
The Midwife: An Eremite. Also called the Womb of Pestilence.
Mireia: A streetwalker in Brooklyn.
Nelson: Brianna’s father. Kyle’s showrunner.
Penemue: A Watcher angel.
Rey: A drug dealer in Ozzie’s employ.
Robert: Owner of the Teca Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bill’s brother.
Samuel: A possessed.
Sandalphon: An Angel of the Lord.
Saul: A Lidske field agent.
Semjaza: The leader of the Watcher angels, inhabiting the body of Tim.
Tim: Former Solution 39 employee, killed by pig demons during the Occupy Riots.
Tzadkiel: An Angel of the Lord.
Vago: A drug dealer in Ozzie’s employ.
Yari: Yaroslava Lukashenko. A model. Kyle’s former lover.
Zikur: A Nephilim.
Astral projection: A controlled out-of-body experience that allows the traveler’s spirit to leave her physical form and travel like a ghost.
Azazel knives: A pair of knives the Watcher angel Azazel made for Hector.
Binah: A Higher Plane of existence.
Bleeder: A psychic. All psychics are afflicted with stigmata, which bring them great pain. Psychics can remote view, perform telepathy, sense demons, and sense holy relics.
The Blessed Man: The person selected by Heaven to usher in the Time of Miracles. Once considered an urban legend. See Hector.
The Book of Enoch: A religious text recognized as Biblical canon by the Church of the New Kingdom.
Bundler: A servant of Hell. Bundlers are typically large, pale, with dark eyes and the wrinkled face of an old man. They move with unnatural, flickering speed.
Chakra: The loci of spiritual energy found in every person. Each person has seven chakra.
Church of the New Kingdom: An apocalyptic Christian church.
The Cilice: A leather strap embedded with thorns from the Crown of Thorns worn by Jesus at the Crucifixion.
Eremites: A trio of possessed bleeders: the Chirurgeon, the Angler, and the Midwife.
False Prophet: A person who claims to be speaking on God’s behalf, but is actually in league with Hell.
Geburah: A Higher Plane of existence.
Glyph: A symbol, pictogram, or hieroglyph. Typically used in magical workings.
Grigori: See Watcher.
The Herald of Armageddon: The person who acts as the Archangel Gabriel’s Trumpet. See Kyle.
Higher Planes: The celestial planes of existence closest to Heaven. Some of them include Yesod, Geburah, and Tiferet.
Kyle Superfan: Someone who watches Kyle’s YooTV channel and eats when Kyle eats, sleeps when he sleeps, prays when he prays, etc.
Legion mask: An unholy relic made from the pigs that Jesus cast demons into. From the Biblical passage Mark 5: 6-13.
Lidske: Full name is Lidske Unlimited. A multinational corporation that acts in Hell’s interest on Earth.
Magick: Magic that is performed as the result of a ritual or ceremony.
Marah Tikvah: A holy relic. A knife with the words “Bitter Hope” engraved in Hebrew on the blade.
Nephilim: Someone who is half-angel, half-human. All Nephilim are assumed to be the children of the Watchers.
New Kingdom: See Church of the New Kingdom.
Pea Souper: See Possessed.
The Pit: Another name for Hell.
Possessed: Someone who is possessed by a demon.
Qlippoth: The infernal planes of existence closest to Hell. Some of them include Thaumiel and Thagirion. The Watchers’ former prison.
Shards: Physical representations of infernal or celestial activity on the Earth. Only visible from the higher plane of Yesod.
The Sign: A holy relic. The sign the Romans put above Jesus during the Crucifixion that said, This Is the King of the Jews.
Silver cord: A line that connects an astrally-projected human spirit to her physical body.
Solution 39: A security management company owned by Bill Hanzek, located in the Teca Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former employees include Hector, Jerry, and Tim.
The Sponge: The vinegar-soaked sponge once offered to Jesus during the Crucifixion. A holy relic that keeps whoever has it in his mouth from dying, no matter how mortal his injuries.
Stigmata: Wounds in the hands and feet representing the injuries Jesus suffered on the Cross during the Crucifixion.
Tiferet: A higher plane of existence.
The Time of Miracles: An era of time representing the return of supernatural phenomena to the Earth.
Watcher (also Grigori): The order of angels mentioned in the Book of Genesis Chapter 6, Verse 2: “That the sons of God (Watchers) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” The Book of Enoch describes these angels in detail, including the punishment God levied against them for taking human women as wives.
The Wounds of the Savior: Stigmata.
Yesod: A higher plane of existence, also known as the Foundation. If the universe was a ladder, Yesod would be one rung up from Earth.
YooBox: A set-top box that broadcasts YooTV channels on television.
YooTV: A reality TV platform that allows the performers to shoot video with tiny cameras called button cams and upload the footage to the Internet in real time.