New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King enjoys immense popularity and a resounding chorus of critical acclaim for her exquisite mysteries. The God of the Hive continues the thread King began in The Language of Bees, in which Mary Russell and her famous husband, Sherlock Holmes, face trouble with Scotland Yard and the deadliest of adversaries.
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"Using short chapters and wielding her virtual pen like a burnished sword, King allows readers to race through this gloriously complex second half of last year’s Language of Bees. Sherlock Holmes is trying to get his gravely wounded son, the artist Damien Adler, out of England. Holmes’ wife, Mary Russell, is trying to protect Estelle, Damien’s small daughter. Mycroft Holmes, recovering from a heart attack, suddenly goes missing....all of it makes for utterly absorbing reading." (Booklist)
“The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.” (Washington Post Book World)
I have loved this whole series of stories.
I am also a collector and appreciate great quotes. This book is the series is especially clever.
The only bad thing, is that I enjoy them so, I listen nearly nonstop.
Really enjoyable books. The reader is excellent. The plots are interesting and enticing.
Mary Russel is quite the woman for that age...creative, ingenious, but not as good as Holmes....YET.
Yes, but only AFTER reading the Language of Bees (Book 9 of the series)
I listened to God of the Hive before The Language of Bees and then found that God of the Hive is a continuation of The Language of Bees, so I listened to God of the Hive again and enjoyed it even more.
Language of Bees. Read it BEFORE God of the Hive.
Perfect like all her others.
I was enchanted by the character of Robert Goodman when he meets Mary and Estelle and assists them throughout the story.
This is my FAVORITE Sherlock Holms and Mary Russell story of the series (12 Books). All the characters seem so real, and the story has tension and surprises, including Microft Holms. Don't miss it if you are a fan.
first off, the narrator is wonderful. i could lister to her read the phone book.
the book itself is highly articulate, in the sense that the protagonist and supporting characters say interesting things and make thoughtful observations. the plot moves right along, and probably stands well on its own merit, but i was enjoying everything else about the narration, dialogue, and sense of place so much that the plot itself was not my primary consideration.
i will be listening to the rest of the series in order, and am looking forward to enjoying every moment.
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The storyline is intriguing, particularly since Mary's thoughts reveal more of her character. My favorite part of the entire experience is the ending.
Lots of twists and turns in this story. Enjoyed all the different characters. Plenty of room to follow with another thread in this story.
Probably not. I enjoyed the Mycroft and Sherlock portions but I'm not a fan of Mary Russell. And the entire Goodman as spirit of the woods storyline was tedious.
No. I've read other non-Doyle Holmes stories and enjoyed them.
The scene at Goodman's house when the group flees. Instead of cuting entire scenes, however, I think the book would have been improved through editing each scene to clean it up and shorten it.
I read the first in this series and it was good"classic" Holmes with a twist. This is by no means a bad story, just a bit away from the expected Holmes. It was much more in the vein of "Boys own stories", Bulldog Drummond or even "The thirty nine steps."
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