The Colonial Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is also where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of being discovered, for he is an escaped slave passing for a free man. And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forge, against her will. As the story builds to its exciting conclusion, she and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom. In this compelling sequel to the award-winning novel Chains, acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson brings the experiences of runaway slaves vividly to life as they forge their own paths in a world of obstacles — and in the midst of the American Revolution.