THEY TOLD HER SHE WOULD BECOME THE QUEEN.
The world lies in ruins. For years, only one part of Illinois has remained alive and thriving: the Compound and its territories. In a farmhouse beside an orchard, a young girl grows up, waiting to take her place as the ruler and protector of this land.
She will discover, however, that the old queen, a scientist who extends her own life by stealing the bodies of the young, has no intention of giving up power. Indeed, the entire Compound is locked in a decaying cycle of cloning, repetition, and murder.
With the help of a few friends brave enough to imagine a better world, the girl will struggle to escape the Compound, and to alter the destiny carried in her genes.