The angel finishes his reading from the Book of Truth, and Daniel is told it is time for him to retire, even though his work is not finished.
Daniel’s journals from exile.
An angel reads Daniel a long passage from the Book of Truth, outlining — in far too much detail — the next three hundred years of history.
Daniel’s people are finally heading home and rebuilding. Daniel is finally Prime Minister. All is finally right with the world! — and then Daniel receives a piece of bad news that just keeps on getting worse.
It’s a new day and a new empire, and Daniel once again finds himself in line for promotion. But his subordinates play politics and set him up to get eaten.
Daniel receives a second major vision, and even though the angel’s explanation is even more detailed than the first one, somehow Daniel ends up feeling even worse than he did the last time.
As Daniel’s vision continues, an angel explains to him what he is seeing: a complete outline of future history. But for some reason knowing this does not help Daniel feel any better…
Daniel experiences a nightmare of his own: stormy seas, all-consuming monsters, and — suddenly — the arrival of two heavenly figures, an old man and a young one. What is going on? What does it all mean?