Queen of the Warrior Bees (Natural Forces Book 1) by Jean Gill – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Queen of the Warrior Bees (Natural Forces #1)Queen of the Warrior Bees by Jean Gill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an interesting book about a girl and bees. I was pulled in from the beginning and it held my attention until the last page. I enjoyed the character development as they are creative and supportive. Mielitta is a young girl who has been bullied and tries to find refuge in the forbidden forest. As she explores the forest, she comes across some bees. As they make her one of their own, this is where her journey begins. I didn’t regret picking this book up, I highly recommend reading it.

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Queen of the Warrior Bees (Natural Forces Book 1) by Jean Gill

Queen of the Warrior Bees (Natural Forces Book 1) by Jean Gill
Genre – Epic Eco Fantasy YA / adult crossover
Page Count – 316 pages
Cover Designer – Jessica Bell
As the Mages of the Citadel fight amongst themselves and prepare for war against the Forest, Mielitta, a despised servant, has her own battle to face. Bastien and Jannlou, the boys who terrorised her as a child, have grown into their status as Mages and she cannot escape them forever.
In desperation, she flees to the forbidden Forest and its dangerous attractions. Her scent angers thousands of bees and, although she survives their attack, she has changed. A strange bee symbol glows on her thigh and her senses are altered. She learns that her connection with bees enables her to summon their aid and gives her the power to shift shape.
This new-found bond works both ways and the bees need Mielitta’s help as the rift widens between Forest and Citadel. Can one girl and a colony of bees reunite Man and Nature, or is the split irreversible?
Block Nature out and she’ll force a way in.


Jean Gill is an award-winning Welsh writer and photographer living in the south of France with two big scruffy dogs, a beehive named Endeavour, a Nikon D750 and a man. For many years, she taught English in Wales and was the first woman to be a secondary headteacher in Carmarthenshire. She is mother or stepmother to five children so life was hectic.

Publications are varied, including poetry and novels, military history, translated books on dog training, and a cookery book on goat cheese. With Scottish parents, an English birthplace and French residence, she can usually support the winning team on most sporting occasions.

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