The books of Daniel and Revelation are companions. The prophecies given in Daniel are revealed further in Revelation, and fit together like a hand in a glove. As you understand the dreams and visions given to Daniel, you will find that John repeats the same prophecies and enlarges upon their meaning in Revelation. The book of Daniel is the first step in understanding Revelation. God gave these visions for guidance to His people, particularly in the closing events of time. He did not clothe them in mystery so they could not be understood, but by simply following Biblical principles, Daniel becomes Pure and Simple. It's written in an easy reading format, and as you progress through the book, the stories and prophecies will open up to give you understanding of God's love and His will for your life. The promise is given in Daniel 12:10 "and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand."