Kids call it The Compound - an endless wilderness enclave where teens rule and everyday is a fight for survival. A world out-of-time where an elaborate youth culture has arisen out of violence and scarcity, and all live under the thumb of unseen masters who have ultimate control.
15 year-old Marcus Riley is the Compound’s latest enrollment. A delinquent, kidnapped from his inner-city apartment, he awakens alone in the wilderness. Left with nothing but the clothes on his back and a cryptic note in his pocket, it seems only his wits will keep him alive... but for how long?
Lord of the Flies meets Westworld in Christopher Webster's fast-paced debut novel and first part in the Enrollment trilogy.
"Interesting and well crafted characters, a story that feels very fantastical yet grounded in a recognizable and real world..."