Inside the Palisade

Inside the Palisade

What if the sexes were divided by a massive stone wall and you found yourself on the wrong side?


Omega has grown up surrounded by women – literally. Inside the palisade, women fall in love, marry and raise daughters, relying on an artificial insemination process known as the Procedure. But something goes horribly wrong. One day, Omega comes face to face with a mythical monster – a man – within the society’s walls. Men had been eradicated long ago to protect women from the threat of violence. But this boy is not what Omega has been led to believe. And he needs her help. She soon finds herself embroiled in a manhunt headed by a vigilante Protector, Commander Theta. When she falls into Theta’s clutches, Omega realizes that there’s more to the banishment of men, and to her own past, than she’s ever known. Ultimately, she is forced to make a choice between betraying the lost boy and betraying her society, a decision complicated by the realization that she has more in common with him than she cares to admit, and the fact that she is developing feelings for him.


A tense thriller about a future where the choices humanity is making now have ravaged the world as we know it. The Palisade and the rigid society that survives within are an adaptation to the new environmental circumstances, but its people are running out of time. One girl challenges her society to either change... or die out! ~ Alyx Dellamonica, author of the Indigo Springs series and the Child of a Hidden Sea trilogy

In a dystopian world where men are the enemy, Omega (Meg) and Ghent meet, finding in each other love as well as the truth of their existence. Inside the Palisade is Brave New World meets Revenge of The Handmaid’s Tale, with satisfying relationships, thoughtful and detailed world-building, and an exciting plot. A great read. ~ Jessica Barksdale Inclán, author of How to Bake a Man and Her Daughter's Eyes

"I couldn't stop reading it." ~ Deborah Halverson, author of Honk if You Hate Me

K C Maguire's debut novel crackles with the tension of young lovers on the run from a society that will kill them if it catches them. Forbidden love carries lethal consequences in this strange, walled world, and the characters must learn to trust each other to survive. A smart and exciting read. ~ Robert Eversz,author of Shooting Elvis

K. C.  Maguire
K. C. Maguire K C Maguire is a wife and mother of three who loves fiction writing and reading fiction of all genres. She has a particular passion for youn...
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