This is the first in a three book series. The first chapter had me hooked! There should be a warning though as the first chapter is a little gruesome and if you are afraid of snakes you might not want to read it. But it is only the first chapter and it sets the stage for the rest of the book. This book is based in Mississippi in 1945. It is about a special little white girl and her black friend. They are smack dab in the middle of the first war, as in spiritual war. It opens your eyes to what really goes on in the spiritual realm and what we are up against. So often I forget. It is the author's first novel and very well written. I really couldn't put it down and I am already working on the second book. There is one main character that is in the midst of the spiritual war again and again. At the end of the book his angel said this, "The day is not far distant when he will be called upon to be stronger still." God calls us to be strong in the midst of the battle. We need to rely on Him for our strength because sometimes the battle seems too much, we are too weary. It is a powerful story and one that I guarantee you won't want to put down. Stay tuned for the other two books in the series.