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Worth the wait.
on 5 June 2013
So it's here. The next instalment in the H.I.V.E series: Deadlock. I've been full of anticipation leading up to this book. The waiting was hard, but was it worth it??
Well as with the previous book, Mr Walden, carries on to provide snippets of the past. These parts I particularly enjoy because they aren't too long but provide just enough of the story behind these characters to help you put the pieces together. So the book starts off with one of these, harping back to when Dr Nero and Raven meet for the first time. Showing how they became friends. So it's an action packed first few pages. Good start.
Then it moves onto finding out about Otto and what he's been doing after being "expelled" from the school. Him, Raven and H.i.v.e mind are out trying to find out information on the illustrious Glasshouse. So really the story goes through twists and turns as the characters struggle to find the hidden base. The story as a whole isn't that awe inspiring, not as full on and intense as his other books, but saying that there are a few interesting twists in the plot.
Such as who is the architect?? This is a neat little twist. Didn't see that coming until I read it haha. There's another thrown in about Ms Furan as well. You find out how she is connected with Nero and everyone. So these little twists and added info, add to the full picture to help the book saunter across the finishing line. It's not as good as the others, lacking something, but then near the end we find out about the Disciples true plan. That was the big spanner in the works as we see a new enemy emerge that is even more powerful than overlord. So this gears it up for the next book and brings about new excited expectation for book 9.
Recommendations. If your a fan of these books then obviously read it because it helps answer a few questions and set it up for what looks to be an exiting next book. Those that haven't read these before, go back and start at the beginning and reap the full benefits of these great books.
Book 9: Bring it on!!!