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There are lots of story lines introduced in this first book; I'm very hopeful that the author has many more books planned! Very excited to learn more about how the bees became the choice species, how the event transpired, what happened during those years underground, why the event was hidden from the populous......So many routes to explore. I'm hooked.
Humans retreated underground to avoid a planetary disaster, and in the resulting authoritarian society bees become fundamental to the future of humanity, especially once they emerge to forge a future on the surface.
Unfortunately I found the many first person narrators a bit overwhelming, and I didn't feel like the bees were well explained. I'm a hobbyist beekeeper, and I felt like I knew far more about bees than the scientists charged with their study and care.
The series has potential, but for me this book didn't quite deliver.
The point of view switches around a lot, but the POV characters all have the same narrative voice, so it's difficult to keep track of who is the POV at the time. The concept is jumbled and confusing scientifically. It feels like there was an interesting idea that was latched onto without ever being fully fleshed out to be realistic or at least fit the rules of the universe for the book. The narrative voice thing may improve in future writing from the author. But this book was a hard miss for me due to the compounding problems and the fact that even with the POV switching the first time there was a female character POV, she is raped.
Fiction is always the result of ones imagination. But, the historical background in conjunction with supporting details provided makes this futuristic tale entirely plausible.
The pace picks up quickly with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing.
Overall a great effort from a first time author. I look forward to reading his next book.