Title: Warchild: Pawn (The Warchild Series Book 1)
Author: Ernie Lindsey
Price: FREE
Rating: 4.3 out of 5.0 stars(3)

2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist – Top 500 of 10,000 Entries

The world ended long before Caroline Mathers was born, but that doesn’t mean life stops for the fourteen-year-old scout for the People’s Republic of Virginia. Abandoned by her parents, raised by her grandfather, she guards the forests surrounding their crumbling encampment, keeping a watchful eye on their devious and shadowy enemies from the north.

Drastic, terrifying change comes the day Caroline hears the sound that everyone dreads: distant drums echoing throughout their quiet valley, pounding to the beat of the war rhythm. With much-needed help from 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 powerful, gritty, dystopian thriller full of fast-paced action, hard choices, and the undeniable strength of the human bond.