Longlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2017
Teo Xue Shen
This action-packed thriller follows a squad of 18-year-olds who must fight an army of Savages in a war they did not choose.
Ren is an elite fighter who feels no emotions. That makes him the perfect soldier to battle the Savages, a feral army of half-animal, half-human species prowling outside the 18 walls protecting the city...at least that’s what the propaganda machine will have him believe.
He and his motley squad are armed with genetic enhancements before venturing beyond the walls. They come to learn more about themselves and their enemies than they could have ever imagined.
About the Author
At 19, Teo Xue Shen is currently the youngest author longlisted for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize since its inception in 2015. He is a sergeant in the Singapore Armed Forces after graduating from Hwa Chong Junior College. He is also a fishing and trekking enthusiast, scoutmaster and avid reader. Xue Shen wrote 18 Walls on his phone during his service in the armed forces, and his experience has informed and shaped his debut novel.
Size: 129mm x 198mm
Published: July 2018