Set in the Hive Future
Hive Mind is a series of largely standalone books, where each story involves Amber and her team facing a new challenge.
Optional Prequel Novella – PERILOUS
Amber is one of over a million seventeen-year-olds in one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s worried about her future, fearing her lack of any obvious talent will mean she’s sent down into the depths of the hive, but her friend, Forge, is addicted to taking risks. When he chooses exactly the wrong moment to put himself in danger, Amber must stop worrying about the future, and concentrate on surviving the present. (Optional series extra. Read before or after Telepath.)
Amber is one of over a million eighteen-year-olds in one of the great hive cities of twenty-sixth century Earth. She’s about to enter the Lottery of 2532, which will assess her abilities and decide her hive level, her profession, her whole future life. When Lottery discovers Amber is a rare and precious telepath, she must adapt to a new life protecting the people of the crowded hive city.
Becoming a telepath was hard. Being a telepath is harder. Amber’s job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes, but this time her team arrive too late. Someone is already dead. Someone that Amber knows. Amber is determined to catch the murderer, but she doesn’t realize who she’s up against, or the true danger of opening her mind to the thoughts of others.
Being a telepath means there is always a new challenge. Amber’s job is hunting down criminals before they commit their crimes, but this time a simple case leads on to something far bigger. Amber’s team have to face the unknown and break all the rules they usually follow, while Amber has extra burdens she can’t share with anyone. She has a personal mystery to solve, and questions she wants answered, but curiosity is a dangerous trait in a telepath.
Being a telepath means your greatest strength can also be your greatest weakness. While preparing to celebrate the New Year festival of families, Amber’s team have to deal with a case where the stakes grow increasingly personal. The help of Amber’s borderline telepath counsellor, Buzz, becomes crucial.