A novel about the family of Peter Monclair, his family and his slaves, since any colonial plantation was, although Jefferson stated such could not exist, in reality a biracial community. Moonroy, founded by Peter's father, a French Huguenot and one-time pirate, was not one of the grand river plantations of South Carolina, but it was a prosperous one. Peter was an early signer under Gadsden's Liberty Tree and, like many of his friends, came to realize that reason and law would not change England's policies.
Change would come only through war. His four children had grown into young adults and there had been changes on the slave street by the war broke out. In South Carolina it began June 28, 1776, when British warships attacked Charles Town, the first of three attacks between 1776 and 1780 that changed everyone's life.