'The last stronghold of an ancient race; the Bees – children of the Great Light, caretakers of the forest world. A warrior race – a race of artists, of dancers and engineers. Survivors of a distant holocaust that has almost extinguished their civilisation.
'It is a world of order. A world of timeless tradition. A world where one fertile Queen is the mother of an entire race. Where child-princesses fight to the death for succession to the throne.
'But the old Queen is finally dying. For the first time, a Queen’s successors will be adults. Adults with allies, with agents – and with armies at their call.
'While forces gather, an astonishing new secret slowly creeps out into the light.
'The secret of life.
'A secret worth dying for…'
Source: Publisher's blurb.