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The End Times are here. The Apocalypse is approaching, and Final Judgment will soon be cast on the human race.
This comes as a bit of bad news to the angel Aziraphale and the demon Anthony Crowley, as they've grown quite accustomed to living their cozy, comfy lives and, in a perverse way, actually like humanity.
Since they're such good friends, they decide to work together to find the 11 year-old Antichrist and ensure that he grows up in a way that he can never bring about the end of the world. However, owing to a mix-up at the hospital, the Antichrist is, in fact, Adam Young, a charismatic and slightly otherworldly 11 year-old boy who has lived a perfectly normal life as the son of typically English parents in Lower Tadfield. He has no idea of his true powers, and as he blithely and naively uses them, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (well, four hairy bikers, but who cares about details?) are riding towards Tadfield, and the Nice and Accurate (albeit not very useful) prophecies of the witch Agnes Nutter are rapidly coming true...
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