The Denouement is Christian theology/mythology incorporated into a fantasy epic. It’s allegory, angels and demons as Man, Satan as Alexander and Hannibal and Caesar, Michael the Avenger! as Jesus. It’s civilization defending itself against the incursions of barbarian darklanders. It’s the rise of false gods and of godlessness and of crude shaman magic striving for the level of God. More
Satan very nearly conquered the Father at the Great War. For one brief, astounding moment, it appeared as if Satan's rebellion would succeed but Michael the Archangel rallied the Legions of the Heavens and Satan and his followers were cast out. Through the Ages, the Dark Times, Satan has labored to build the Kingdom of Hell and now Satan is prepared to once again challenge the Father. Satan has the wealth and power of his kingdom and he has the indomitable Black Legions and a corps of wizards who, Satan boasts, have raised him to the level of a god more powerful than the Father. While Satan has built his kingdom, the Father has become more and more reclusive, the reclusiveness the source of intense angelic speculation - does the Father intend for Satan to emerge triumphant at Armageddon? Does the Father need it to happen, to attain His own perfection?