The grandson of the first Henry Roach-Dairier takes up the torch of writing the ants’ past, how enslavement of one colony brought the colonies together. Two generations after The Re-Creation of Roacheria, Henry Roach-Dairier II becomes fascinated by his grandfather’s telling of how the ant colonies came together into one super colony. In researching facts going back 300 years/season cycles, he discovers there is so much more to those times than either ants or roaches acknowledge, that his own life may be in danger. The author’s new technique of going back and forth in time–from brutal take-over of one colony by roaches, to Henry’s present–is captivating but easy to follow as each scene change is labeled with time and place. It is well liked by middle and high school students and adults who like fantasy.
***This book won First Place for Young Adult Fiction in the Purple Dragonfly Awards!***