In this novel The United States has divided into five nations by the year 2050 A.D. Each of these nations has different convictions and beliefs. The Texas Republic was the first to leave in 2035. They were followed by The North West Federation, The Central Alliance, and The Southern Confederation. The United States also continues.
Stephen George Hampton II was born in 2040. When The Southern Confederation began in 2050 he was 10 years old. Stephen’s calling and mission is to reunite The Texican Republic with The Southern Confederation.
Elika Of Harod was one of King David's Mighty Men. He is listed as one of the Mighty in the Biblical book of II Samuel. However, in the book of I Chronicles, which was compiled later, he is omitted. Did he fall from favor with the young king? This is a mystery. This fictionalized account is fascinating.