Back cover: Gripped by the searing violence of their heritage, they faced an untamed continent teeming with anarchy, mutiny, and corruption; a savage world seething with human hunger; a rich wilderness that promised a radiant future of peace and hope for unborn generations yet to come. Set against the turbulent epic of a nation's birth is the unforgettable chronicle of Jenny Taggart, a woman whose life would be torn by betrayal, flayed by tragedy, inflamed by love, and sustained by unconquerable determination. From the launching of a perilous dream to its bold and glorious fulfillment, they were . . . THE SETTLERS.