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The Hive Queen is the twelfth book in the Wings of Fire series, and the second book in the third arc. Amazon's current release date is December 26th, 2018. The front cover was revealed on September 17, 2018.

The first chapter can be found here:

The Hive Queen follows The Lost Continent and precedes The Poison Jungle.

A considerable portion of the book, including the epilogue, was leaked via a Amazon preview, and sites such as the one above.


The truth is a powerful weapon.

Growing up in the hives, Cricket has always had a million questions. Why are trees forbidden, even in art? Why do her parents seem to hate her? And the biggest, most dangerous and secret question of all: why is Cricket immune to Queen Wasp’s powers? Whenever the queen takes control of all the HiveWings, speaking through their mouths and seeing through their eyes, Cricket has to hide, terrified of being discovered.

Now she's hiding again, wanted for stealing the Book of Clearsight along with her new SilkWing friends, Blue and Swordtail, and the fierce LeafWing, Sundew. The fugitives need answers, and fast, in order to prevent a LeafWing attack. But Cricket has more questions than ever. How can she stay hidden and discover the queen's deadliest secret? And if she does succeed -- can a powerless dragonet really do anything to topple a regime and stop a war?


Dedication Edit

“For Wendy and Fiona, a pair of kind hearted funny bookworms with dragon hearts — Cricket and the bears I think you are Kindred spirits!”

Plot Edit

Prologue Edit

Moon is thinking of a way to get Luna home when Qibli comes to comfort Moon saying "That she would find a way." At that moment Tsunami and Turtle urgently come, claiming that Qibli has broken both Turtle and Anemone's magic with the protection spell, which he earnestly denies. Afterward, Tsunami devises a plan that she and Turtle will swim to Pantala, as it is stated to be too far, or at least, very dangerous and exhausting, to fly there.

Part One: The Glittering Hive Edit

Cricket is in the cave protecting Blue's cocoon. She has a few flashbacks. In one, she is hiding with a book when the HiveWings around her all become controlled by Queen Wasp. This terrifies Cricket, so she peeks outside to see what is happening. The mind-controlled HiveWings are trying to capture a HiveWing who isn't mind-controlled. A group of them take him to Wasp Hive. Later that day, Cricket asks Katydid what happened to her and the other HiveWings. Katydid is confused on how Cricket can't be mind-controlled, but tells Cricket that being mind-controlled just feels normal. Katydid promises Cricket that she will not tell anyone that Cricket can't be mind-controlled. Years after that incident, Katydid had noticed that Cricket's vision was bad and took her to the eye doctor to get her glasses. Her mom as too busy to notice Cricket's poor vision and didn't like her anyway. Another memory is about how Cricket reads forbidden books. Cricket doesn't really like her mom, Cadelle, since she is always grumpy and get super angry at Cricket when she reads forbidden books or distracts her while she works in her office. She then wishes she had a book to read and wonders if the 'Reading Monkeys' would lend her a book. She then hears footsteps and the slither of a tail on the floor and realizes someone else is in the caves.

Epilogue Edit

Tsunami and Turtle go through a tiresome journey to reach Pantala. They land in the Poison Jungle and get saved from a large snake by a LeafWing. The LeafWing tells the SeaWings that her name is Willow, but immediately tells Turtle and Tsunami to go back or they will get killed. Back on Pyrrhia, Luna asks Moon if she found a way to get to Pantala themselves. Moon says to not worry because the Pantalan dragons are coming to them.


References Edit

Wings of Fire books
First Arc The Dragonet ProphecyThe Lost HeirThe Hidden KingdomThe Dark SecretThe Brightest Night
Second Arc Moon RisingWinter TurningEscaping PerilTalons of PowerDarkness of Dragons
Third Arc The Lost ContinentThe Hive QueenThe Poison Jungle • Book 14 • Book 15
Winglets PrisonersAssassinDeserterRunaway
Legends Darkstalker
Graphic Novels The Dragonet ProphecyThe Lost Heir

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