Set in a modern community like any you’d find in America today, Shiloh is a modern girl who likes camp outs and playing on her phone. She leads a fairly quiet life with her parents and sister on a small farm not far from the city. Her neighborhood is perfect. Quiet, but not too quiet. There’s plenty of opportunities for shopping or hanging out with friends within driving distance. One wouldn’t think that her peaceful country road would be a high traffic zone for Dissidents, the demon-affected soldiers that are quietly creeping into her nation from the north.
The Dissidents seem like a distant menace. Someone else’s problem. Shiloh’s heard the rumors of activity in the area, but they always sound so far-fetched. There’s nothing in her quiet neighborhood worth attacking. She’s no military strategist, but she’s pretty sure her chicken coop is definitely not a high value target.
Shiloh’s world is turned upside down when she and her sister are forced to flee from a band of Dissidents that show up on her doorstep. But getting away from them is only half the problem. What is Shiloh supposed to do when the crisis is over and everyone tells her she’s safe? It doesn’t matter what the adults say. Shiloh doesn’t feel safe no matter where she is. She doesn’t know how to defend herself. She doesn’t know how to protect her younger sister. She’s definitely not a soldier, but there has to be something she can do to keep the Dissident threat at bay.