Originally Posted by alansplace
I've just finished reading book 9, The Language of Bees
and I want to share a short excerpt with anyone interested. The below spoiler (though it doesn't really spoil anything of note) contains a short excerpt from chapter 40 (of 47), a snippet that I really enjoyed. It occurs during the first stop (in York) of a hurried (this is 1924) flight from London to Northern Scotland.
VERY MINOR SPOILER:
I let Javitz hand me down from my perch; on terra firma, I could feel my bones sway as if I’d been on a long sea voyage. I said, “It’s hard to believe we left London at dawn and we’re already in York.”
“You needn’t shout, Miss Russell.”
“Sorry,” I said. “My ears are ringing.”
“But it’s true, this is the next revolution in travel.”
Emergency speed was one thing, but I did not imagine the world was full of people eager to be cramped into place, shaken about, deafened, frozen, boiled, and frightened silly for the sake of a few hours saved. “I don’t believe I’ll invest in Imperial Airways quite yet, thank you.”
Now on to the next one, book 10, The God of the Hive
I've just finished reading book 10, The God of the Hive
, which was actually a second installment of the story line begun in book 9, The Language of Bees
. It sure didn't disappoint!!
I've just now read the 1st chapter of the latest book in the series, book 11, The Pirate King
(2011 release) and I was both disappointed, (really, Mary Russell with the tin ear involved in a Gilbert & Sullivan production!!!) and at the same time, intrigued. I'll just bet that my disappointment will be alleviated before long. Onward!