Across Arkansas men marched away to subdue devils, either Yankee or Confederate, depending on one's politics. Unfortunately devils of another breed stayed behind. In the spellbinding novel Where the Road Begins, author Nancy Dane brings alive a time when marauding bushwhackers rode the hills and when women had as much to fear as any soldier. This clash between North and South took a conscripted youth, Elijah Loring, far from the banks of Little Piney Creek down a road where terror and war awaited. After returning home a hardened man, he suffered lost love, and in this lawless land, confronted dangers as great as any endured in the crushed Confederate army. Where the Road Begins is based on the documentary history Tattered Glory, also compiled by the author.