"It's like Avatar the Last Airbender meets Ender's Game."
The planet Ethos is at war with a mysterious enemy known as the Splicers. Their only defense is the Prime Initiative. All newborns with the compatible genetic code are taken from their families and injected with the Prime Stimulus. Those that survive the injection, develop extraordinary abilities and are conscripted into the military for training.
After turning twelve, Aidan is moved to the upper-class at the Mount Fegorio Prime Training Facility. His special gifts allow him unprecedented success in the virtual training simulations, advancing him further than any prime cadet in history. No one knows what lies after sim 299, not even Director Tuskin, the ruthless and reclusive planetary ruler. But something, or someone, has been guiding Aidan to Sim 299. If he can pass the final tests, he may discover the key to ending the Splicer War.