Fleeing a burning Derwyn, Flora Reed and her friends find themselves at SEEDS, a secretive corporation bent on decoding nature’s language. The person in charge, Director Lund, seeks to use Flora’s abilities, whose reputation as a tree-talker has spread. She holds the last key to understanding tree-talk so that SEEDS can reproduce the process of communicating with nature through advanced technology, the result of years of research. But Flora suspects that the software being produced at SEEDS might be used for the wrong reasons, to inflame an already panicked world, instead of bringing peace between humans and nature. In the end, Flora and her crew must fight for their lives as they realize they are the only ones who can stop the world from taking an apocalyptic turn.
The Oaken Queen is the second installment of The Natural Intelligence Revolution Trilogy