A Rosary of Stones and Thorns is a novel set on a fictional contemporary Earth, following three humans, an angel, and a demon as they try to avert the apocalypse.
Rosary was published independently as a serialized novel in 2011, with regular bi-weekly updates. Readers and fans could also pay for a third off-schedule update by reaching a donation threshold each week. This serial took exactly seven months to complete, from the posting of the first bit of story on April 10th, to the last on November 10th the same year.
When the angel Asrial discovers that the halos of the Fallen have been kept in Heaven against their eventual return, she speaks out against Archangel Michael’s plan to make war on them on Earth. For her insolence, she is driven from grace and ends up in the parking lot of a Jesuit high school. But can she, a priest, a demon and two high school kids stop the Apocalypse... and redeem the Fallen?
- Asrial, the angel
- Brad & Marie, students of Stephens
- Chris, Marie's mother
- The Grackle
- Lucifer, the fallen
- Mephistopheles, the demon
- Michael, the fallen prince
- Stephen, the priest