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.”
Carolinas SCBWISeptember 27-29
Thrilled to be joining other kidlit writers in Charlotte with SCBWI.
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