The bees [electronic resource] : A Novel. Laline Paull.
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- ISBN: 9780062331168 (electronic bk)
- Date Published: 2014.
Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect nectar and pollen. A feat of bravery grants her access to the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous. But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all--daring to challenge the Queen's preeminence--enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the hive's strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by a greater power: a fierce...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Ecco, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 641 KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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