CHANNILLO
The Compound: A Novus Octo Story
By R.S. Morrison

Series Description:

After the third civil war, the United States was divided into heavily fortified compounds that have become the backbone of a thriving new nation that prides itself on its superior knowledge. The more knowledge one has, the higher they rise. Ethan Sharp has reached the highest levels in his compound, but when he meets Claire, a beautiful woman with a mysterious past and intimate knowledge of their compound, he learns of a sinister truth that could destroy the foundation of their entire society. 

Dr. Jarek Thorne is the head of the Medical Research Department of Compound 13 in Section 7 of Novus Octo, and he is Ethan’s superior. Thorne’s tyrannical experiments on living subjects and prejudice against the lowest group of scorers in the country have Ethan questioning everything he believes to be right and glorious about the new country. After one such experiment causes the death of his own caregiver, Ethan feels more hopeless than he ever has before. Only to heighten his sense of urgency, he meets a young woman who may very well be the catalyst that brings his veiled world crashing down around him as he must make the choice that no one else is able to make.

Ethan is left with a choice of two different paths: ignore who he is and live his life in a defiant haze or give in to his instincts and meet his destiny.

Category/Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing









Series Description:

After the third civil war, the United States was divided into heavily fortified compounds that have become the backbone of a thriving new nation that prides itself on its superior knowledge. The more knowledge one has, the higher they rise. Ethan Sharp has reached the highest levels in his compound, but when he meets Claire, a beautiful woman with a mysterious past and intimate knowledge of their compound, he learns of a sinister truth that could destroy the foundation of their entire society. 

Dr. Jarek Thorne is the head of the Medical Research Department of Compound 13 in Section 7 of Novus Octo, and he is Ethan’s superior. Thorne’s tyrannical experiments on living subjects and prejudice against the lowest group of scorers in the country have Ethan questioning everything he believes to be right and glorious about the new country. After one such experiment causes the death of his own caregiver, Ethan feels more hopeless than he ever has before. Only to heighten his sense of urgency, he meets a young woman who may very well be the catalyst that brings his veiled world crashing down around him as he must make the choice that no one else is able to make.

Ethan is left with a choice of two different paths: ignore who he is and live his life in a defiant haze or give in to his instincts and meet his destiny.

Category/Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing