The two main characters/narrators are Ethan and Isabel. The story is set in Angel Falls above the ancient city of Veridian. The story is in the present or near future, but sometimes the story takes place in the past in different times and places.
The Named starts out before Ethan as he discovers his powers. He witnesses his sister’s death, which was caused by Marduke. He is a follower of Lathenia, the Goddess of evil and leader of the Order. The story continues to where Ethan is now 16. He goes to school and is aware of his powers. The story then switches point of view and Isabel comes into play. She has known Ethan since they were little kids because of his friendship with her brother, Matt. They eventually grew apart because they both liked Rochelle. However, she does not truly come into play until later on in the story. Ethan is training under the power of Arkarian, the coordinator of the Guard. He has the power to stay 18 forever. He has blue hair and violet eyes, but only because he is a Truthseer (can read the minds of others). He has his wings, which allows him to teleport anywhere just by thinking of it. Isabel becomes aware one day of her powers: the power to heal. Arkarian tells Ethan that he must train Isabel to be ready for the final battle between the Order and the Guard. She eventually becomes a member of the Named, a group of 9 who are said to fight Lathenia in the final battle. Ethan and Isabel go on their first mission back in time to make sure King Richard actually becomes king. The only way to go back in time is to go through the Citadel (palace with many rooms that gives you clothes and your identities that you need for your mission). They can only get there through their sleep, and only their souls go.