It is April 1941. Belgrade has been bombed, leaving its government in shambles. In a small village in the newly independent state of Croatia, its residents know that a war has started, but nobody senses the tragedy that awaits Kornica, especially a young peasant named Antun. It is not long before Antun is recruited by a new military formation, the Ustashas, where he soon becomes a favorite among the soldiers despite his explosive nature. As the fighting intensifies, Antun joins his fellow soldiers on the battlefields, propelled through time by a series of brutal atrocities that sadly affect his own family and reveal him to be both a hero and a man who recognizes the value of surviving a war in order to feed his family. Will Antun be able to rise above the gunfire and find the freedom he so desperately needs? In this historical novel based on true events, a Bosnian-Croatian peasant’s life is forever changed as World War II begins and he is recruited to fight on the battlefields.