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The Hive Queen (The Bond Trilogy, #2)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  19 reviews
In the second book 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 for men
Paperback, 300 pages
Published August 3rd 2020 by Blue Crow Books
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Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: A vividly realized world with fascinating characters, The Hive Queen is a thrilling and satisfying sequel.

Freedom is like a marsh with no path, a dangerous place where any wrong step might send me and my brothers to our deaths. I never imagined being free could be so hard. Or so deadly.

Robin Kirk has once
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
They have to escape or end up as slaves to the enemy which they did not want at all. Things will become difficult when one betrays the others. Now they are in a place where he did not expect. The choices he faces are not easy. What will he do? How will he choose? See what he does

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Zoe L.
Sep 03, 2020 added it
This series is one of those series that’s got a little bit of everything and is still expertly done. ANDDDDD, THERE’S A MAP! You know it’s an automatic win for me when there’s a map in a book. Plus this map is so cool. I’m not going to spoil it though, so you just need to get these books so you can see it. But anyways, I also really loved the switch in perspective in The Hive Queen over to Fir. I think it really added even more depth to the series.

The second book takes us on an even grander adve
Jessica Higgins
Oct 13, 2020 rated it liked it
A dark apocalyptic thriller that will leave readers transported to a completely different world and a story like none they’ve ever read before.

The Weave has been destroyed as Fir and his brothers escape to the east to find a land of freedom. Fir searches for the Master of men, a fabled warrior who promises freedom to men from the Weave. On their way, they find more trouble than they thought possible. The Hive Queen, Odide, brings Fir and his brothers into her hive and quickly bespells him to be
Lisa Kline
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Robin Kirk's second book in The Bond trilogy, The Hive Queen, features amazing world-building, just like the first. It's told from the point of view of Fir, Dinitra's love interest from The Bond, as they are separated when he seeks his freedom. Fir meets Odide, the Hive Queen, who is beautiful, powerful, and entrancing. Can he trust her? And will he forget Dinitra? Fir is a complex hero who doubts himself and whose struggles make his successes all the more satisfying. This is a story with an epi ...more
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have looked forward to this second volume in The Bond Trilogy. The Bond showed us this world from the point of view of Dinitra. The Hive Queen switches it up and continues the saga from the point of view of Fir. Fir leads his brothers on a epic journey in search of freedom and along the way is bewitched by love. The language is exquisite and plot is ironically relevant to our lives today. What will we find at the end of our search for safety? Kirk gives us "feels" for the end of the world and ...more
Lauren Faulkenberry
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Robin Kirk delivers again! I loved the continuing adventure of Fir and Dinitra. Another smart, action-packed thrill ride of a dystopian adventure. This series is a hidden gem--a little sci fi with a whole lot of heart. Can't wait for the conclusion in Book 3! ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, teen
This second installment in The Bond Trilogy is fantastic! The Hive Queen takes the point of view of Fir as he leads his brothers on an epic journey to escape the Weave. The characters are fantastic, and as usual, Kirks language leaps of the page.
Colin Bischoff
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Exciting story and immersive setting. In my review of the The Bond, I wondered in which direction Kirk would take the story and it was a great choice to follow the adventures of Fir and his brothers. Now that I have finished The Hive Queen, I find myself in the same situation -- looking forward to the third installment with high expectations for the possibilities!
Annalena Mecagni
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
At first I was skeptical of "The Hive Queen" because it is narrated by a different character from "The Bond." I thought this book would be hard to enjoy and different from the the last book, plus I was wondering what would happen next after finishing "The Bond." What I was met with surprised me. I enjoyed "The Hive Queen" immensely. The new character development and the opportunity to delve into a different part of this strange world where it takes place were amazing, and the new ideas that came ...more
Jenn Bishop
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What is freedom? How are bonds forged between parent and child, between siblings, between humans even? Kirk explores all of this and more in the sequel to THE BOND. In THE HIVE QUEEN, she delves into the mind of her male protagonist, Fir, who knows only that he wants freedom, something more for him and his brothers. As he ventures in search of it, many obstacles lie in their way, and he doubts his capacity to be a leader. Readers will be spellbound by the richly imagined world Robin Kirk creates ...more
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In Robin Kirk’s second installment of the Bond Trilogy, The Hive Queen, we follow warriors Fir and his brothers as they’ve escaped the life of servitude they were born and bred into in the Weave, running to what should be a life as free men as promised by the Master of Men. The journey to find this so-called Master is very dangerous, and not only do rival warriors trail the brothers, but a Queen who needs fresh blood in her lineage also seeks Fir. While Fir’s heart belongs to Dinitra, whom the f ...more
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Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you @favouritepagesclub & the author for the review copies.
OMG OMG OMG!! New favourite series alert!!
The first book follows our main character Dinitra as she navigates her life after 'graduation' from Collegiate and learn to love her life along with her band of friends and her new found love for her mutant ninja warrior.
Omg can we talk about that blurb? I got hooked when it said we would have mutant battle dog and a kidnapping. Now, coming to the book, I absolutely loved the ch
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I am so pleased to have Fir's story! What a story he has to tell!

Robin Kirk's second book in The Bond Series, The Hive Queen, picks up with the Living Wood's escape from Bounty. Fir and his nineteen brothers are heading east to the Master's land. They've heard from the wildmen that he has a cure for the virus and that it's a place for males--where men aren't in the service of mothers.

Fir is against unbeatable odds from the start. He is full of self-doubt while trying to lead, and it tears him ap
Victoria Colotta
Nov 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A marvelously intricate story with a unique world made richer by the characters’ actions and the results of their choices.
Highly Caffeinated Rating of… ☕ ☕ ☕ + 1/2

THE HIVE QUEEN is a layered story testing the bonds of all those within these pages. Kirk brings to life the land, the belief of the inhabitants, and history through a distinctive voice.

Where this book shines for me is with is a richly developed world. Though the cast we meet has their moments, Kirk’s abi
Anne Bowen
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s hard not to keep reading when the first line of a book is, “I never meant to kill my brothers.” Robin Kirk’s second book in the Bond Triology is every bit as captitvating and heart-wrenching as her first, The Bond. Warrior Fir leads his brothers on a journey that he knows will threaten their very lives but hopefully will lead them to the Master of Men who promises freedom to men in the Weave. Within the first seven days, Fir’s fears are tested by a hyba pack as he and his brothers attempt t ...more
Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Thanks to the publisher for the free copy in exchange for my honest review

If you’re looking for an epic fantasy type read, then this is one that needs to be added to that TBR. While THE HIVE QUEEN is the second book in the The Bond Trilogy, I was able to read and not feel too lost. I definitely want to go back and read book one to get to know the world more and get the new perspective.

The author gives us an incredible new world to travel to and she did a great job dropping us right in the middle
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A fitting companion book to Kirk's first book, The Bond. It continues the story set forth in The Bond, but it does so through a different view point character. I first wondered if this would keep me from connecting to the story, the world is so well drawn and the book starts out with such high-stakes action, that I was sucked in from the beginning. The characters and the writing are engrossing enough that this book could stand alone, and it does not disappoint as so many second-books do. I am ea ...more
Frances Starn
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Hive Queen is unforgettable. Kirk lets us feast on this new world - the Weave - as we travel through it with her rich characters. It's a strong follow to The Bond, and it's exciting finish will leave you eager for the third & final book. ...more
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Kirk is the author of The Bond and The Hive Queen, Books I and II in a trilogy published by Blue Crow Publishing. Foreward Reviews awarded The Bond its Bronze award for best YA in 2018. Book II, The Hive Queen, was published in September 2020. Kirk's other books include More Terrible Than Death: Massacres, Drugs and America’s War in Colombia (PublicAffairs) and The Monkey’s Paw: New Chronicles fro ...more

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