You’ll see who that prophecy refers to in chapter three. There’s a bit of Romeo/Juliet going on.
Dan Simmons author of Hyperion, right? I’ve haven’t read Carrion Comfort, but it sounds damn spooky, and seems to share common conceits with the angels in Kalevia. Hyperion is the only thing I’d read by Simmons, and it’s basically Canterbury Tales in space. (My partner says “The Terror” by him is also quite scary.) Maybe I’ll check out this one.
I’ve been put off of Dan Simmons by the fact that he’s kinda racist. It’s frustrating when there is an artist/author, like Lovecraft, who makes good work, but is douchey as a person. *sigh*