Fierce Kingdom

Fierce Kingdom


An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him.

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.

Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.

Title:Fierce Kingdom
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:288 pages

    Fierce Kingdom Reviews

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...2.5 StarsI really struggling with a rating for this book. I think I landed on 2.5 because I was caught up in the story and had t...

  • Miriam Smith

    When an ordinary day at the zoo turns into a nightmare, Joan finds herself trapped with her beloved 4 year old son. She must summon all her strength, find unexpected courage and protect Lincoln at all...

  • Diane S ?

    3.5 They spent many happy days at the zoo, Joan and her 4 year old son, he playing with the action figures he lived. The playground at the zoo, and the zoo itself were wonderful places to mother and s...

  • Arah-Lynda

    Here it is evening already.  Evening!,  and I haven’t even thought about the dirty dishes or unmade bed, never mind dinner. I have been in the Zoo with Joan and her precocious four year old son L...

  • Cheri

    3.5 StarsThere is a moment, in the beginning, where sweetness reigns, the innocence of youth, those moments where parents are reminded of the sweetness, innocence and goodness that abounds in their ch...

  • Linda

    The ol' Animal Kingdom.Some species walking on all fours in cages. Some species walking on two and needing desperately to be caged.Gin Phillips creates a familiar environment known to the majority of ...

  • PattyMacDotComma

    3★Kind of Hunger Games in the zoo. Mother and four-year-old son are at the end of a tiring day after one of their regular visits to the zoo. Lincoln seems to be a bright, somewhat different little b...

  • Zoe

    Gripping, intense, and downright eerie!This is an adrenaline-filled thriller that brings a mother’s worst nightmare to life and explores the anxiety and terror involved in protecting one’s child.T...

  • Liz Barnsley

    Wow Fierce Kingdom is like a rocket launched right at you - beautifully written, highly tense, this is without doubt a one sitting read (I rattled through it last night) and it is so utterly gripping ...

  • Jennifer

    "She is trying to work herself back into the right mood to talk to him—quiet, as quiet as possible—to make everything normal and alright. A considerable part of parenting is pretending moods tha...