Over 100 years ago, the president of the United States declared nuclear war. Cue the sudden rise of an authoritarian regime and World War III. In their aftermath, ruins of developing and strong, modern nations alike. To prevent great, terrible men from consolidating such power ever again, the US implemented Project NARNIA, a series of secret tests to prepare select groups of teenagers to someday manage and defend the country.
But there's a catch: not everyone makes it out, and not everyone survives. Outside of assigned "kingdoms," the competition is quite literally cutthroat.
Now, Lysandra Casey has been Selected. With her kingdom's security and her own Promotion at stake, she vows not to be distracted - that is, until she stumbles right into unexpectedly familar trouble. His name is Caffrey Fowler.