Safe Haven has grown too powerful to be ignored any longer. The surviving government wants all metaphysical survivors secured for their own use or eliminated, and they couldn't have chosen a better time to reemerge from their dystopian holes. Safe Haven has a new leader and a tall wall of fresh challenges to overcome in their fight for survival. Adrian's condition is critical, the camp isn't ready to accept the existence of magic, Mother Nature still has them in her crosshairs, and they are low on food, water, and fuel. The next eight weeks might be the hardest they've gone through yet, and still not be enough to ensure their survival. Can Angela bring the pieces together in time or will this be the end? "The war has begun to change us... The mental cliffs we've been forced to leap to survive this dystopian existence-the horrors that we now hold inside-are nothing compared to the metaphysical evolutions. We're harder, stronger, more determined, but also weaker because we need each other so much. It creates vulnerabilities. We're all angrier, as well. We know the soldiers also survived the war and that we'll have to fight them to remain free. We've faced slavers and nature, attacks from crazed refugees, and personal hatred inside our own borders, but all of that was to prepare us for this moment of facing our own military. We represent what's left of the great American herd."