Imagine a life engulfed by a civil war that will change everything about the world as you know it. A world built by your father for you and your son on and on into perpetuity, a world built on the promises of slavery with the acquiescence of God but compromised by the ideals and will of the new nation. This is the world Seth Hunter Jr., heir to Covenant Plantation, must learn to live in. The basic issues of life: love, hate, revenge, desire, survival, etc. remain the same, but the world, everything he knows about that world, changes.