Angela Mathers is plagued by visions of angels, supernatural creatures who haunt her thoughts by day and seduce her dreams by night. Released from a mental institution where she has been locked away after the death of her parents, she arrives at West Wood Academy, the Vatican's exclusive university, hoping to begin a new, normal, life. But Angela isn't normal. With her dark red hair and alabaster skin, she is a blood head-a being blessed with strange, mystical powers. Among her kind, one is more powerful than any other: the Archon, the human reincarnation of the dead angel Raziel. When the Archon arises as foretold in the prophecies, it will rule the supernatural universe. While a secret coven plots within the Academy's ancient walls, demons and angels walk among humans, searching for Raziel's key. Angela has no desire to conquer a celestial universe. The choice, however, might not be her own. A dangerous enemy is determined to destroy her and a magnetic novitiate wants to save her. Torn between mortal love and angelic obsession, she must soon face the truth about herself and her world. It is she who holds the key to Heaven and Hell - and both will stop at nothing to possess her.