PROTECT THE QUEEN
2023 Paris Book Festival honorable mention for Best General Fiction
2023 Hollywood Book Festival winner for Best Sequel
2023 New York Book Festival runner- up for Best General Fiction
sequel to The Bookseller's Daughter
Allagash Gargouilles Spotted Around Wells, Maine Again
From Bram Stoker Award winner Steve Burt, Protect the Queen, sequel to The Bookseller's Daughter
A wounded Luna and two of her female friends have risked their lives bucking their ancient race's patriarchal system that kills female heirs to the throne at birth. Now, after hatching three babies in Wells--two females and a male--they are hiding in the Allagash Wilderness west of Mt. Katahdin. They must battle harsh weather, infections, starvation, wild animals, trigger-happy humans, Luna's arch-enemy Faucon, and the king's assassins. But with the help of six humans including the bookseller Maryann, her daughter Keegan, and their friends, there's hope.
Protect the Queen is the exciting, long-awaited sequel to the 2019 regional bestseller, The Bookseller's Daughter (New York Book Festival grand prize for adults and the 2019 Mom's Choice gold medal for teens). In July Protect the Queen was named runner-up for Best General Fiction at the 2023 New York Book Festival.