Three Years ago, the barrier between the Beyond and Earth broke down... in New York City.
In one night, the city was destroyed and rebuilt, renamed Jerusalem's Lot (according to the characters, or New Jerusalem according to the back of the book.)
The story follows the path of Leonard Watch, The Everyman
. It also follows the Secret Society
Libra, which protects Jerusalem's Lot from malevolent inhabitants, such as Femt, the King of Depravity, or criminals which the normal police force cannot touch.Needs Wiki Magic Love
- The Alcatraz: Pandorum Asylum, a prison with 40 million paranormal criminals.
- A Million Is a Statistic: The narrator casually explains, "It is said that several million died or were injured... but the authorities stated the actual number was unknown. I'm sure it became too much of a hassle halfway through!" after the Monster Truck exploded.
- Bloody Murder: A majority of Libra members use their blood to fight in one way or another. Zap can turn his blood into a sword,and can light it on fire. Klaus uses Brain Style Grid Blood Fighting technique. K.K uses Blood Bullets. Stephan A. Starphase freezes things with his Esmeralda Blood Freeze.
- City of Adventure: Its clearly stated that the city is full of advanced technology, ancient magic and criminals of every stripe. Much of the city is full of impenetrable magic fog, resulting in entire parts of the city having never been seen by human eyes.
- Electronic Eyes: Leo's eyes become this when using his powers.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Vampires, known as the "Blood Breed" were created by writing magic directly on DNA. They lack traditional weaknesses such as crosses, garlic, and holy water.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Chain Sumeragi is an 'invisible werewolf'. She has never exhibited wolflike qualities, although she has turned invisible.
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: Zap Ranfros can drain blood bags dry in a matter of moments to fuel his abilities.
- Two Beings, One Body: Deldro Brody and Doug Hammer. You don't want to know how they got like that.