They came from the dark, crowded cities of the East, bringing with them the ways of their fathers and the Old World. Dylan Campbell was one of those swept up in the vast adventure. A would-be priest, Dylan signed up with Nor'West Company to bring God to the Indians--and to break with his father in Montreal. But as Dylan traveled across the mighty Saskatchewan in the company of a mystical wanderer called the Druid, he saw acts of violence, carnality, and evil he could never have imagined. At Fort Agustus a beautiful woman taught Dylan about love and lust and betrayal. Among the fierce and bloody Piegan Indians a strange, white-bearded enemy taught him about fate. And in his quest toward the legendary High Missouri, Dylan learned from the frontier what it meant to brawl and scratch and struggle for your life--with body and soul.