The Golden Queen

The Golden Queen

by David Farland

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The Golden Queen by David Farland

The Golden Queen, Book 1
When GallenO'Day is hired as a bodyguard to escort a young woman through the woods to the forbidden ruins at Geata Na Chruinn, it seems like an ordinary job-but all too soon, he finds himself fleeing for his life from creatures that seem like escapees from a nightmare-the alien dronon, led by their golden queen. With his best friend, a genetically engineered talking bear named Orick, and his girlfriend Maggie, Gallen soon finds himself tangled in an interstellar war that he never knew existed, racing across a host of worlds, confronted by a future unlike any that he had ever imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614751663
Publisher: WordFire Press LLC
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

David Farland is an award-winning, international best-selling author with over 50 novels in print. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for "Best Novel in the English Language" for his science fiction novel On My Way to Paradise, the Whitney Award for "Best Novel of the Year" for his historical novel In the Company of Angels, and he has won over seven awards-including the International Book Award and the Hollywood Book Festival, Grand Prize-for his fantasy thriller Nightingale. He is best known, however, for his New York Times best-selling fantasy series The Runelords, which will soon be made into a graphic novel and, likely, a movie.
Farland has written for major franchises such as Star Wars and The Mummy. In the video game industry, he has been both a designer and a scripter and was the co-leader on the design team for StarCraft: Brood War.
As a writing instructor, Farland has mentored dozens who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).
Farland judges L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, perhaps the largest worldwide writing competition for new fantasy and science fiction authors. He has worked in Hollywood greenlighting movies and doctoring scripts. He set the Guinness World Record for the largest single-author, single-book signing.
David Farland has been hailed as "The wizard of storytelling" and his work has been called "compelling," "engrossing," "powerful," "profound," and "ultimately life-changing."

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The Golden Queen 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe this series or (book) has not been reviewed! It is an excellent fun adventure, that engages you from the first page. Its a rip roaring go get the bad guys si fi style. If you like a character driven book as I do this book is for you. If you are in the mood for a complex involved read this is not it .The book is just for fun or a break from real life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and a great adventure.
grateful65 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this almost-800-page sci fi adventure. Starts out in a slightly warped version of Ireland then quickly moves to outer space/sci fi territory. Well written, likeable characters, page turning adventure.