Love, war, courage and redemption as swords clash in the Colorado Rockies.
An army moves east. The Old Empire is gone. The free towns of the rugged mountains and plains are in the path of conquest. Donald of Fisher, outcast and alone, is in the path of march, searching for his lost love, Rachel, who has been captured by the Raiders—minions of the Prophet. Facing a bone-chilling blizzard, alone, is the least of his problems. Don must search a mighty range of mountains, find his lost love, and set her free. Then there is his duty to add his sword to the tiny band of defenders.
More frightening than the mighty enemy army is their rediscovery of an ancient weapon—cannons. What can one person do in the face of a war that will shape the future of a continent?