More news on Adversary – Hive Mind 5

While I’d love to get Adversary out in time for Christmas, the real-life complications of the last few months have slowed my writing progress. The good news is that we are now in our new home, which is in a gloriously peaceful place. Finally free from neighbourhood pneumatic drills and hammering, my writing progress should return to normal.

Given the impossibility of hitting Christmas release deadlines, I’ll be putting a short story set in the Hive Future on my website for the New Year, and then releasing Adversary in February 2023.


Adversary (Hive Mind 5) Exp Release date February 2023

Being a telepath means being a warrior.

Eighteen-year-old Amber is the youngest of the five telepaths who protect the hundred million citizens of one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. As her city celebrates the start of a New Year, one of the other telepaths must stop work to have lifesaving surgery.

Amber is already worried how she and her unit will cope with the increased workload, but then she finds herself facing twin enemies as well. Inside her city, Keith takes advantage of his increasingly powerful position as one of only four working telepaths. Outside her city, Hive Genex sends the devious Adversary Aura to lead their defence against charges of attempting to kidnap Amber.

Cover depicts Adversary Aura of Hive Genex.

Cover Design by The Cover Collection © Janet Edwards 2020

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27 Responses to More news on Adversary – Hive Mind 5

  1. Beverley Wyld says:

    Wishing you health, happiness, peace and prosperity in your new home.

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  2. Claire Pearson says:

    Enjoy your new home! Delighted to hear it will be easier for you to write there and eagerly awaiting the next book and short story.

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  3. MaxManuka says:

    Thank you for the update. Looking forward to February very much. This situation will be the hardest Amber and her team have ever faced.

    I’m sorry you had to move because of your neighbors. I wish you more peaceful surroundings in your new home.

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  4. ANDARIAL says:

    Thank you for the update 🙂

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  5. Congratulations to finding a more peaceful place to work, myself looking for a place where I can get into a better headspace so I can relate.
    Looking forward to the new years treat, no web serial I guess. I quite liked the one you did with Fian.

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  6. Jason says:

    Looking forward to Adversary – Hive Mind 5. Reread the series and was hoping for a new book in the series

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  7. ianbirchenough7713 says:

    I thought Amber had settles the Keith issue at the end of Borderline?

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  8. Monika says:

    Glad to hear everything is getting better for you – I wish you a good time settling into your new home and hope everything will become more peaceful for you from now on!
    Thanks a lot for the update, I am very much looking forward to both the short story and Adversary 🙂

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  9. Thank you, and I hope both the short story and Adversary live up to your expectations. 🙂


  10. Haunt says:

    Yay!! I’m so glad to hear that you were able to get into a new space. A bad apartment or house can really do a number on you. I had spent the last 3 years or so living in environments that weren’t good for me in various ways – I finally moved recently, and I think I managed to find a space that will help my sense of well-being, rather than harm it! So, I can definitely relate to your struggle there.

    Looks like I’m going to have to reread the Hive Mind series before February so that I can get caught up. I can’t wait!


  11. Australian Dreamer says:

    I remember back after they reset Olivia Keith was unhappy that he had lost his untouchable love and was, shall we say unimpressed by Amber ‘stealing’ Light Angel.

    Does Keith ever try and engage with Olivia in person now that she is a safe-to-meet borderline telepath and use his already garnered knowledge of her to try and start a relationship there? It would seem like a better use of his time that trying to screw over the rest of the Hive …

    Oh and does that knowledge that his telepathy has an overload kill switch which they can presumably measure experimentally help with his mental state/attitude since hypothetically he can be a full time reliable telepath just not at beaches and carnival events etc (with trips to the beach to kill of his echoes of course) or is he too addicted to the oppressed victim role to change?


  12. ianbirchenough7713 says:

    Hi Janet, hope all is going well. Can you give a release date for Adversary yet?

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  13. HelenEdith says:

    Hopefully not much longer now for Adversary.

    It was entertaining how the Christmas short story grew into three episodes. Janet, you just can’t control your characters! 😀

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  14. Ralf says:


    can‘t wait

    I always read all Hive Mind books again (4times)



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