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From his mother Anthony inherits a dying bee hive, and the power to communicate with bees. When he rescues the Little Queen, a mysterious proto-bee, she revives Anthony’s hive. But dark forces want to own the Little Queen, and rush to find her, endangering Anthony.
From his mother Anthony inherited a bee hive, and the power to communicate with bees.
But after she dies, her hive begins to fail. When Anthony rescues the Little Queen, a mysterious proto-bee, she assumes responsibility for Anthony’s hive, and resurrects it. But this new family they find with each other is soon fighting the dark forces who want to own the Little Queen, and all her secrets.
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The Little Queen is an exciting, contemporary fantasy. Within a hidden facility a breeding program, pushing a single line of honeybee queen through ten thousand generations, finally achieves its aim: a sentient hive. But when the Little Queen gains self awareness and realizes she is imprisoned, she executes a daring escape, which nearly kills her. In doing it, she changes the trajectory of a mountain tourist town, and the life of Anthony, the boy who rescues her. A bond grows between the motherless boy and the hiveless queen. She resurrects Anthony’s hive and makes it into something strange and new. But the dark forces seeking the Little Queen and her secrets find her. And now she and Anthony must find a way to save themselves, and everything they love.
This story balances pace and character in a moving exploration of found family, and redemption. And behind it all, mystical, paranormal powers—both the Little Queen’s and Anthony’s—link the two of them together.