THE HIVE QUEEN Young Adult, Fiction
The second in the INDIE-award-winning Bond Trilogy, warrior Fir leads his brothers on a quest for salvation that will threaten everything he holds dear.
After the battle that toppled the Weave, warrior Fir leads his brothers east to escape servitude, or worse—death at the hands of rival warriors. They search for the fabled Master of Men who promises freedom from the Weave. But their quest leads them to a foe more dangerous than they could have imagined.
When the beautiful Hive Queen, Odide, bespells Fir, he’s compelled to betray his brothers—and risks dooming them all to an unspeakable fate. To survive, Fir must choose between his loyalty to his brothers, his allegiance to the Queen, and his love for Dinitra.
But salvation is not what it seems. When the worlds of the Hive and the Master collide, it triggers a devastating betrayal that leaves Fir with an impossible choice: can he sacrifice his brothers for the love he thought he could never have?
Release date: August 3, 2020
The Hive Queen delivers on every level!
– Kate Pentecost, Elysium Girls
Young Adult, Fiction
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 soon discovers that all is not what it appears to be. The Bond is the Foreward Reviews 2018 Indies Bronze Award winner and a finalist in The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation’s 2019 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy.
award winning Author
"A rollicking adventure story whose underlying questions make for a read that is as thought-provoking as it is highly entertaining."
– Carolyn O’Doherty, author of Rewind
“Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and Never Let Me Go will devour The Bond.”
“An adventure and a masterful exploration of what it means to be a human being.”
“Kirk brings the reader into an intricate, well-imagined world—a landscape so credible it instantly feels like a classic.”
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