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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fantasy & Magic
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Insecta
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:238
  • eBook ISBN:9780991847303

Insecta

Unexpected Beginnings

by DJ Bartolini

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Overview
With over two hundred and fifty million years of insect history, science, lore and stories to draw upon, “Insecta: Unexpected Beginnings” is a brilliantly realized work of fiction, a classic quest story of insect high adventure, survival, friendship and courage. The story is filled with fascinating insects (Dragonflies, Butterflies, Bumblebees, Walking Sticks and more!), friends and enemies, as well as many insect secrets, riddles and magic. Insecta is the compelling tale of young Antime, a brave and determined ant who, when suddenly separated from his Amazonia colony, sets out on a perilous quest to discover both the secrets of his identity, as well as how to find and then save his threatened colony. Antime discovers, along the way, that the jungle’s forest floor is paved with unexpected insect friends, and cruel enemies lurking in shadows. His adventures take him to see places and meet insects he never thought possible: to visit King Beeltor of the Beetles, Queen Bumble of the Bees and the mysterious and enchanting Fogwood Forest. But as his quest continues, Antime slowly grasps that the terrifying dangers shrouding the forest of Amazonia could overshadow the whole of his world with the threat of catastrophic Insect Wars. Insecta, Unexpected Beginnings is book one in the Insecta trilogy. **Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Cancer Research.
Description
With over two hundred and fifty million years of insect history, science, lore and stories to draw upon, “Insecta: Unexpected Beginnings” is a brilliantly realized work of fiction, a classic quest story of insect high adventure, survival, friendship and courage. The story is filled with fascinating insects (Dragonflies, Butterflies, Bumblebees, Walking Sticks and more!), friends and enemies, as well as many insect secrets, riddles and magic. Insecta is the compelling tale of young Antime, a brave and determined ant who, when suddenly separated from his Amazonia colony, sets out on a perilous quest to discover both the secrets of his identity, as well as how to find and then save his threatened colony. Antime discovers, along the way, that the jungle’s forest floor is paved with unexpected insect friends, and cruel enemies lurking in shadows. His adventures take him to see places and meet insects he never thought possible: to visit King Beeltor of the Beetles, Queen Bumble of the Bees and the mysterious and enchanting Fogwood Forest. But as his quest continues, Antime slowly grasps that the terrifying dangers shrouding the forest of Amazonia could overshadow the whole of his world with the threat of catastrophic Insect Wars. Insecta, Unexpected Beginnings is book one in the Insecta trilogy. **Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Cancer Research.
About the author
DJ Bartolini wrote Insecta over a decade and while there were times when the book was ‘shelved’, it was never forgotten. The story originated when DJ was completing an undergraduate degree (H.B.Sc) in Environmental Biology at Brock University, Ontario. He had a love of nature and had an instant affinity with insects after completing an Introduction to Entomology course. The book’s characters and storyline evolved further during his MBA studies at McMaster University, Ontario. Unexpected Beginnings recently was completed while DJ worked as an executive in the retail food industry. Most of Insecta was written while on vacation at his family cottage in the Muskokas. In his spare time, DJ Bartolini teaches at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies. He has a Black Belt in Karate and taught for many years. DJ currently lives in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
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