A great country that spanned an entire continent has splintered. The United States of America was no more, but not forgotten, and a mere shell of a civilization that had once ruled the world had taken its place. East of the Mississippi the land became known as The Federals. Surrounded by this weak secularized society the mountain people of the Appalachians remained faithful and though outcasts they continue to be free.
Caleb is a young man, born in the mountains coming of age who sets off to find a wife. In the process he finds himself two women to love and is thrust into a war. Divine intervention or simply circumstances the young man finds himself in a role he never dreamed of. Through one adventure after another he travels the Appalachian Trail in search of his destiny.