The first in a trilogy, The Bond takes place in a world controlled by a matriarchy that genetically engineers its children and all but enslaves its men. Fifteen-year-old Dinitra has graduated from her school in the Weave and is forced to start her new life as part of the fearsome Legion. Dinitra is convinced the woman who engineered her made a mistake. But she tries to be useful once she’s drafted to fight rebels. The Weave is on the brink of a milestone—the creation of human life entirely without male humans. Soon, the rebels—and men—will be utterly exterminated. But, in a surprise attack, rebels kidnap Dinitra along with the mutant battle dog she’s training. Rebels engineer children, too, but they also make male humans—lots of them—to fight the Weave. Dinitra befriends one of these male rebels, and she feels the stirring of attraction. But human sexuality is a shameful crime in both societies, where only wild beasts mate. As war approaches, Dinitra must make an agonizing decision about what love and loyalty mean in a world of engineered humans, not-so-monstrous mutants, and a war that threatens them all—and where her “useless” artistic talent may end up saving the ones she loves most.

Early praise:

“Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and Never Let Me Go will devour The Bond.” Lisa Williams Kline, award-winning author of One Week of You

“An adventure and a masterful exploration of what it means to be a human being.” Constantine Singer, author of Strange Days

“Kirk brings the reader into an intricate, well-imagined world—a landscape so credible it instantly feels like a classic.” Beth Kander, author of Original Syn

“As thought-provoking as it is highly entertaining.” Carolyn O’ Doherty, author of Rewind

The book is available for pre-order through Amazon

The Bond press release

 

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