With microchips implanted in their skulls at birth, the slaves of Cantral and Cillineese have labored under the tyrannical rule of the nobles and their computers for centuries. Monica, a noble who avoided the implanting and escaped a death sentence at the age of four, is now sixteen and is in hiding. She lives with the slaves inside the walls of the Cantral palace, pretending to be one of them while the slave council plots a way to use her chip-less state to destroy the all-powerful computers that strike down any hint of rebellion.
The fate of millions rides on Monica's shoulders. As the only chip-less person in the world, she must find a way to destroy the computers and free Cillineese from the nobles' iron fist before they strike with the ultimate punishment--death for everyone inside the city walls.
I was privileged to meet Bryan and Amanda Davis and hear the story of how Amanda wrote this story. Later when the opportunity came up to review it I was thrilled. I dove into the story set 800 years in the future when most people are slaves living with in the walls of the palaces of the Nobles. With implanted microchips that tell them where to go, when to be there, what to do and the power to kill them if they disobeyed. Monica is the one girl without a chip which makes her invaluable to those trying to free themselves from the Nobles but which also keeps her a whole different kind of prisoner. Can Monica find the answer to finally freeing the slaves for good?
Well written and very interesting, I was enthralled from beginning to end. I can't wait to see the next installment of this series and see what Amanda does with it next. Top Notch!