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Fierce Kingdom: A Novel

January 15, 2020|
Fierce Kingdom: A Novel by Gin Phillips
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An electrifying literary thriller introduces an unforgettable mother and son, whose simple trip to the zoo one afternoon is transformed into three hours of terror and survival after gunshots ring out. What would you do to protect the ones you love?

After school on a late October day, Joan has taken her four-year-old son, Lincoln, to one of his favourite places on earth: the zoo. Just before closing time, as they need to go home, she hears some loud pops like firecrackers. Not thinking much of it, they head for the exit...until Joan realizes the eerie human emptiness means danger, then sees the figure of a lone gunman. Without another thought, she scoops up her son and runs back into the zoo. And for the next three hours--the entire scope of the novel--she does anything she can to keep Lincoln safe.
     Both pulse-pounding and emotionally satisfying, Fierce Kingdom is a thrill ride, but also an exploration of the very nature of motherhood itself, from its saving graces to its savage power. At heart it asks how you draw the line between survival and the duty to protect one another? Who would you die for?

Heather's Review

Fierce Kingdom Fierce Kingdom is the very best type of thriller, thick with tension but also rich with emotion. A mother, Joan, and her 4-year old son Lincoln are trapped in the zoo when gunmen being shooting. Joan must hide from the killers while also pacifying the tired and hungry Lincoln, with the fear of death lurking around ev...

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GIN PHILLIPS grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and has been writing for as long as she can remember. After earning a degree in political journalism, she worked as a freelance magazine writer for nearly a decade. She has lived in Ireland, Thailand, New York and Washington, DC. She is the acclaimed author of The Well and the Mine (winner o...
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Title:Fierce Kingdom: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6.1 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6.1 X 0.7 in
Published:January 15, 2020
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780735273191
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