Devonny is Vidden, an elite genetically enhanced faction of a futuristic society. At the age of sixteen she is commissioned by the Tagen to enter the Vidden Army for training. When one of her fellow recruits dies of a high fever, and another disappears, Devonny begins to suspect that the Tagen are plotting a way to get rid of those they deem unworthy.
After months of training the last mission the recruits must undergo is survival training in the Hinders, a place full of disease ridden marauders---zombie-like creatures---called Awders. Devonny is the only one who can sense when an Awder is near. When their former commander turns up as an Awder, Devonny knows something is horribly wrong. She is even more horrified to learn that her blood is the catalyst for a deadly virus the Tagen will use to “vaccinate” the population, a virus they are planning to give the citizens in order to eradicate the deadly disease.
Devonny must stop them from using the virus, but first she has to find a way to save herself and her fellow recruits.
First 150 Words:
A small line of other sixteen-year olds I recognize from the Academy wait to be let in. One boy in particular catches my eye.
I pretend not to notice and avert my gaze making sure my screen is up. The racing of my heart magnifies the rush I feel at seeing him.
One of the girls cries.
As soon as its my turn I stride up to the desk.
A soldier with short cropped hair on the sides and a long braid in back sits behind the desk. He has a large silver T on the right shoulder of his gray jumpsuit. He is Tagen.
He checks a list and directs me to another room with a jerk of his chin.
A metal exam table is in the center of the room. A woman stands near it with a clipboard in her hand.
I take a shaky breath and step forward.