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Originally published as two books, Worlds of the Golden Queen is a stellar tale of love, adventure, sacrifice, and war set in a fantastic future.

In the first novel, The Golden Queen, the insectoid Dronons have slain the human queen Semarritte, thowing into chaos the ten thousand worlds over which she reigned. Desperate to save mankind, Lord Veriasse, her near-immortal consort, has created a new queen: Everynne, cloned from the dead original. Hotly pursued, Everynne falls in ...

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Overview

Originally published as two books, Worlds of the Golden Queen is a stellar tale of love, adventure, sacrifice, and war set in a fantastic future.

In the first novel, The Golden Queen, the insectoid Dronons have slain the human queen Semarritte, thowing into chaos the ten thousand worlds over which she reigned. Desperate to save mankind, Lord Veriasse, her near-immortal consort, has created a new queen: Everynne, cloned from the dead original. Hotly pursued, Everynne falls in with cocky bodyguard Gallen O'Day; the pious Orick, an intelligent black bear; and the beautiful orphan Maggie Flynn.

With Gallen and the others newly sworn to her service, the young queen begins the great struggle against the aliens. Leaping from world to world via an ancient system of instantaneous transport gates, the heroes face terrible dangers and great wonders as they seek the heart of the dronon worlds, carrying the battle straight to the enemy.

In the second novel, Beyond the Gate, Maggie Flynn has become, by test of combat, the new Golden Queen. Gallen, Maggie, and Orick face an attack by Dronons on a planet where humans have achieved the pinnacle of genetic engineering. They must stop them while guarding the secret of Maggie's whereabouts, for she is only the Golden Queen until her champion, Gallen, is defeated by a Dronon challenger. In the midst of a slam-bang story, Farland raises and examines deep questions of humanity's definition and identity.

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Kevin J. Anderson
"A rainbow mixture of technology and mythology, filled with vibrant colors, larger-than-life heroes, and thunderous action. [The Golden Queen is] a grand quest across a kaleidoscope of parallel worlds."
Richard A. Lupoff
Any reader can simply plunge into [The Golden Queen] and be off to alien worlds and wonderful adventures."
Roger Zelazny
"Dave Farland can dispense the flash and dazzle of space opera while at the same time providing tough, real, sympathetic characters. He has learned his lesson well, and I enjoyed The Golden Queen with a special pleasure."
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"Dave Farland can dispense the flash and dazzle of space opera while at the same time providing tough, real, sympathetic characters. He has learned his lesson well, and I enjoyed The Golden Queen with a special pleasure."-Roger Zelazny.

"A rainbow mixture of technology and mythology, filled with vibrant colors, larger-than-life heroes, and thunderous action. A grand quest across a kaleidoscope of parallel worlds."-Kevin J. Anderson

"They leap from planet to planet via Gates opened with Keys, enduring perils at every turn, until a final showdown decides the fate of the galaxy."-Kirkus Reviews

"When you want to slap a character for her naive arrogance on one page and comfort her on the next, you know you've found a writer with a gift for characterization . . . This is an enjoyable story. Recommended."-Starlog

"It's a long, colorful book. There's a pleasure, a richness, or a surprise on every page-sometimes all three. There's immense scope to The Golden Queen, and a wonderful sense of presence. Any reader can simply plunge into this novel and be off to alien worlds and wonderful adventures."-Richard A. Lupoff, KPFA (San Francisco)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765313157
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

The Golden Queen 7
Beyond the Gate 245
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    two well written science fiction thrillers

    ¿The Golden Queen¿. The insectoid Dronons defeat the human Tharrin, killing Queen Semarritte. Chaos reigns over the 10,000 worlds with the Dronons beginning to take control. Semarritte¿s consort Lord Versace clones a new queen from the deceased. While the Dronons want both dead to secure their position, Veriasse and Queen Everynne hop from planet to planet buying time and allies. 'Beyond the Gate'. Allies of the Queen that she met while leaping from planet to planet with Veriasse, Gallen and Maggie hide from the Dronons. While Gallen and Maggie also face local trouble from humans as well, they finally marry. However, they have a royal assignment to go off world to rescue a female Tharrin, Cerravanne, a former leader who the Dronons converted into an Inhuman infecting and converting everyone she meets. --- These two well received science fiction thrillers are combined into one fine book that readers who enjoy an alien species threatening the human outer space empire will want to read. Both tales are strong action adventures with heroic lead couples. Personally this reviewer enjoyed The Golden Queen more as the planet hopping of the stars seem real and the people met on these various orbs genuine while Beyond the Gate is well written it needs a leap of acceptance that the champions from a backwater planet can so easily adapt to planet jumping. Still David Farland provides two fine save the galaxy tales of heroes battling unbeatable adversaries. --- Harriet Klausner

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