In 1861 sixteen year old Nathaniel Steward joined the 7th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment to help end slavery and preserve the Union. Before he left, Nathaniel promised his little sister Isabella that he would not let the war change him… he was wrong.
While serving the Union Army, Nathaniel found himself fighting on many battlefields. But his toughest fight took place on a parallel version of Earth (a Para-Earth) where evolution took a very different turn. Although he managed to get back to his own world, this particular battle leaves him so altered there was no going home. For now he needed to drink blood, sleep in the ground, and avoid sunlight.
Today, after 150 years of wandering and touching the lives of others, he is finally coming back to claim his family mansion which has stood empty for decades. But unknown to Nathaniel, his homecoming will not be as lonely as he anticipates. For someone has been waiting all this time to welcome him back.
But, there is another who wishes to meet up with Nathaniel again as well. A creature he faced in that Para-Earth, back in 1862, has found its way into this world and has caught his scent. Now it is drawing closer to his hometown, bent on his destruction. For this foe knows he is the only force that can stop it from enveloping this world and its dead.