This article is about the sub-series of novels. You may be looking for the events of the war.

The Second Formic War Trilogy, also known as the Second Formic War Series, is a trilogy of novels that describes the events of the Second Invasion, written by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston.

The Macmillan publishing website describes the trilogy as chronicling "the war which led to the formation of the Hegemony, and the Battle School, and the genetic program that led to the birth of Ender Wiggin.[1]

The series currently only consists of the first novel, The Swarm, which was released on August 2, 2016. The second installment, The Hive, is set to be released on June 11, 2019,[2] and the third and final installment, The Queens, has no set release date.


The Second Formic War Trilogy consists of the following books:



  1. Macmillan Publishing
  2. The Hive on Amazon