This young adult series is great! Not only is the story phenomenal, but there is so much history packed in the pages. The story starts in 1776, and follows Isabel and Curzon. Chains is told through Isabel's perspective and Forge is told through Curzon's. Both are young slaves that are not only struggling for their own freedom, but trying to figure out which side of the revolution will be the side to grant them their freedom. Warning: If you read these, you WILL be among the masses waiting for #3 Ashes to come out!