As the Black Road stretched through Shadow, fear took hold on the Royal Family of Amber. With war on the horizon, a safe house was created on a shadow Earth for the young with members of the palace guard hand chosen to look after them. The parents would return soon, it was promised as they said farewell to their little ones. That was fifteen years ago.
Now war threatens the peace in the American colonies. Tea has been dumped into the Boston Harbor. Skirmishes break out near daily between the British soldiers and the revolutionaries. In Philadelphia, the chosen representatives of the colonies argue over the future. With the safety of their home compromised, the young Amberites find themselves at the heart of the revolution.