Living in the apocalypse is tough. Made even tougher after Plague killed all the adults and Famine decimated the crops. Now there is fire everywhere throughout the Nebraska countryside. War is coming and she rides a foul-tempered horse, setting fires to the farmhouses beyond the outskirts of Independents. Tension mounts and fights break out among friends as the kids prepare for the next horseman of the apocalypse. Everyone is scared, and their fear is what War craves most of all. Scout, the spiritual leader in town, is too wrapped up with personal issues to tend to his flock. He misses Raven. She was a part of home, his real home back in the Lou. They re both memories, but he still loves her. When springtime arrives, Scout rides out into the Big Bad to search for his lost girlfriend and discovers that she is more lost to him than ever before. He must now decide what he desires most as everything burns around him.