The apocalypse is coming and it cannot be stopped. But if there is someway to end it, The Archivist has to find it. He has to save the world. At any cost. He has to stop reading. No matter what.
And so Jonathan Sims dies.
Until he wakes up again.
Surrounded by paramedics fussing over fresh wounds dotted all over his body. Pain seering through him, but a mind that is emptier than it has been for a long time. He realises what is going on. This is his chance to make things right. Somehow. He can do things better now.