The world ended long before Caroline Mathers was born, but that doesn't mean life stops for the 14-year-old army scout for the People's Republic of Virginia.
With a civil war brewing on the horizon, she slinks through the forests surrounding her encampment, monitoring the woods for nomadic bands of criminals, all while keeping a watchful eye on her dangerous northern enemies from the Democratic Alliance.
Caroline's worst fears come true the day she hears the terrifying boom of distant drums beating to the war rhythm, echoing throughout their quiet valley. With some help from two unlikely allies, Caroline leads her people in a breathtaking retreat, praying they'll find salvation in their capitol city. Along the way, haunting dreams may reveal a look into her mystifying past.
The first book of the Warchild series is a young adult dystopian thriller full of fast-paced action, tragic choices, and the undeniable strength of the human bond.
©2014 Ernie Lindsey (P)2015 Ernie Lindsey