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)
Laurie R King's novel, King of the Hive, is the second part of the this two-part series. It is delightfully written, with subtlety and suspense without being terribly violent. The quality of the writing and characters is so good, that I was sorry to have the story come to a conclusion.
Jenny Sterlin's performance of the book is absolutely first rate, and adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of listening.
I loved Robert Goodman and Estelle! And I grew to like Mycroft more. Although later I would of happily kicked him. Mary's journey, new friends and grandchild made the story for me. Her companions were interesting, memorable, people you'd want to know. They rescued the story. Mary's part at the end seem to balance the books. I agreed with her choice especially when everyone else around her, save Robert G., were blind to all but their own worlds. Ironically, the crazy man saw further than anyone else. At the end, I wished for more Robert Goodman. And the epilogue was just right.
One of the best yet of the Mary Russell series. Robert Goodman is a character for the ages. Though only appearing in brief snatches, he steals the show from Mary Russell and the Holmes brothers.
Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D. 'The Ph.D. of Productivity'(tm)
I know this series eventually runs out, but I am ordering the next one within the next minute and will start listening tonight.
I hope Russell & Holmes are together more in the next book instead of working as separately as they did in this book.
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