The Rix family have owned and run their factory for generations, and are the prominent family in Forge Valley.
But now a military force is moving into the mountains above the town, agents are watching them, and locals are being taken.
For Matthew Rix, the youngest son of the Rix dynasty, things are about to change. His family will be in danger, his girlfriend ostracized.
What could possibly be so big, that the entire town could be wiped out?