In that honey-mad moment, swaying in a basket, dizzy from bee-stings and vertigo, Qwian spoke to the bees, thanked them. ... What if the girl running through the Forest was the Citadel's enemy, the Queen of the Warrior Bees?
Author: Jean Gill
Publisher: Jean Gill
Category: Young Adult Fiction
All three books in Jean Gill's award-winning Natural Forces Trilogy. Included in this collection are Queen of the Warrior Bees, Arrows Tipped with Honey, and The World Beyond the Walls. IPPY Award winner, Royal Dragonfly Award winner, finalist in the Kindle Book Awards and the Wishing Shelf Awards Bee-shifter, bear-shifter, Forest spy and woman-lover; what's second nature to four unlikely friends is a death sentence in the Citadel. Take a wild flight with Mielitta into the forbidden Forest in this highly original epic eco-fantasy series. As she grows from despised servant to Queen of the Warrior Bees, Mielitta discovers that evil can wear a friend's face and an unlikely alliance is her best chance of healing the rift between sterile Citadel and vibrant Forest. The mysterious world beyond the walls offers the answer to her identity but she knows her friends could pay a terrible price for crossing the boundary. Her natural forces tested beyond human endurance, Mielitta's bond with her bees is all that offers hope for the future. Is it enough? Can she live up to her destiny? And should she? Block Nature out and she'll force a way in. 'Jean Gill's Natural Forces series offer a rich, strange, and alluring adventure that buzzes with intrigue and nature.' The Booklife Prize 'Fabulous world-building and spellbinding intrigue, ' Karen Inglis Perfect for readers of Amy Harmon, Frank Herbert, Sarah J Maas, Neil Gamon, Robin Hobb, Guy Gavriel Kay, Garth Nix, Sheri Tepper, J R R Tolkien, J K Rowling, Terry Brooks, Caitlin R Kiernan, Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor, Holly Black, Robert Jordan, Victoria Aveyard, Sabaa Tahir, Claire Legrand, Krista Walsh, Orson Scott Card, Donna Augustine, Trudi Canavan, Yoon Ha Lee, Jonathan Strahan, Erin Morgenstern, Stephanie Garber, Ken Liu, Catherine M Valente. Epic fantasy, nature, bees, dystopian fiction, medieval, historical fiction, strong female characters, women's issues, Young Adult, social issues, award-winning, fantasy, magic, knights and ladies, shapeshifters, paranormal, LGBTQ characters