The Wood Bee Queen

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The librarian of Strange Ground Beside the Skea, a small coastal town somewhere in England, would make an unlikely hero. Estranged from his parents, about to lose his job, unable to make connections with anyone except the strange old homeless lady who lives next to the library, Ebbie isn’t quite clear what to do next. His interest in local folk lore is all that is keeping him going, but the world is stranger than he could have dreamed. On the other side of the sky and the sea, the Queen of House Wood Bee has been murdered. One of her daughters has taken the first move in her long game, one which will lead her to power and risk destruction for the entire Realm. All she needs are the two stones Foresight and Hindsight, and her magic will be complete. But no one knows where the two stones are.

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‘A highly original modern fantasy from one of the rising stars of British SFF. Real, archetypal, heartfelt and playful’ – Paul Cornell

‘Excellent! Dark and light and brilliant’ – Miles Cameron

Somewhere in England, in a small town called Strange Ground by the Skea, Ebbie Wren is the last librarian and he’s about to lose his job. Estranged from his parents, unable to make connections with anyone except the old homeless lady who lives near the library, Ebbie isn’t quite sure what he’s supposed to do next. His only escape from reality is his deep interest in local folklore, but reality is far stranger than Ebbie can dream.

On the other side of the sky and the sea, the Queen of House Wood Bee has been murdered. Her sister has made the first move in a long game, one which will lead her to greatness, yet risk destruction for the entire Realm. She needs the two magical stones Foresight and Hindsight for her power to be complete, but no one knows where they are. Although the sword recently stolen by Bek Rana, small time thief and not very good at it, might hold a clue to their location . . . and to stopping the chaos. But all Bek wants is to sell the sword and buy herself a better life. She’s not interested in being a hero, and neither is Ebbie.

But someone is forcing their hand and playing for the heart of the Realm. Ebbie and Bek are destined to unite. They must find a way to stop the destruction of House Wood Bee, save the Realm, and just maybe save themselves in the process. All victories come at a price. The Oldungods are rising. And they are watching…

Additional information

Weight 0.52 kg
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.4 × 3.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

432

Language

English

Edition

C format original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K