Who needs post-apocalypse lit when you have 14th-century France during the Black Plague? A dishonored knight, a young girl who claims to see angels and demons, and a priest with a secret travel through a landscape of hysteria, disease, and violence. All the while the War in Heaven begins to manifest on earth. Evocative of place, beautifully written, and genuinely creepy in parts. One of the best books of 2012.