MAJOR EPIC GIANT MASSIVE HUGE ENORMOUS CLIFFHANGER!!!!!
Actually, I have Rougue in front of me, so I don't really care :)
Still, I feel sorry for everybody who doesn't have it.
This book had quite a few twists and things in (Vicontessa?), which this book even more exciting than it already was. I wasn't expecting to find out about the person who trained Raven, although I never found out why she left Furan and joined Dr. Nero. Maybe I'll find out in the n ...more
This story's protoganists are Otto Malpense. Otto is a highly intelligent 13 year-old who is able to hack anything electronic and understands difficult problems like they're child's play. Next character is Otto's best friend, Wing Fong. He is best at martial arts and pretty much anything that has to do with physical stren ...more
The action sequences in Dreadnought are riveting, though a little darker than the previous books. A few more deaths are involved this time around.
Walden had struck a chord with readers like me. His vision of what cutting edge technology can do is both alarming and interesting. ...more
When I first started this series I was a little cynical, a book about a school for super-villainous children? But I was proved wrong, and happily so. Everything about this series is wonderful, and exciting and it makes me happy.
No this is not high literature, it is happy literature - on the grounds that it makes me happy.
But serious RAVEN! and Shelby and Laura and Wing and Otto ALSO Lucy was pretty awesome. And I guess N ...more
This time, a rogue group of villains have decided to takeover G.L.O.V.E. (Global League Of Villainous Enterprises) and start their own sinister group. To do that, they have to bring down G.L.O.V.E. leader, Diabolus Darkdoom. To get to him they do what bad guys alw ...more
Still fresh out of their previous life-threatening experience, the group embarks on a training mission but instead gets into another precarious situation that forces them to fig ...more
This book was somewhat unsatisfactory compared to the other books in the series. That doesn't at all mean the book is anywhere near bad, it just started a bit predictable at the beginning. The introduction of the massive Dreadnought obviously points out something involving it is going to happen, and true to the H.I.V.E. style, HOPE commandos infiltrate the Dreadnought and capture Darkdoom along with the Dreadnought. Otto, his friends, Nero, and Raven narrowly escape the clutches of H.O.P.E. and...more
This is an entertaining, energetic read that I sped through in a couple hours. It won't connect with everyone, because the writing is a bit stiff and entirely too wordy for the intended audience, but otherwise, this would be perfect for kids ...more
Otto and a few of his fellow students from H.I.V.E.—-the Higher Institute of Villainous Education—-head to America in order to track down their missing friends. The search quickly leads them to one of the U.S. military’s most top-secret locations, where it becomes clear that the Disciples are not at all they appe ...more
My library owns all the HIVE books (some I had to purchase via eBay through England) and although I have now read the 4th installment, I can fully agree with the followers that HIVE is a great fiction work of intrigue. This is the 4th in the series of British author Mark Walden so seamlessly explores the work and happenings of GLOVE (Global League Of Villainous Enterprises). In this adventure of time and friendship, Otto’s and his friends foil a plot to take over the world. One ...more
The narration is quite slow and has too much unnecessary detail. It does not flow very well.
Also the main conflict is very unimaginative; a billionaire guy tries to mass murder millions of people so he can rule the world. Like Mojo Jojo (powerpuff ...more
Full review here: http://superheronovels.com/2012/08/04...
No…really. Not just a bit slack, really, truly, breathtakingly lazy.
Which is why it’s taken me so long to get off my big, lazy rear end and get myself properly on-line.
I’m the author of the HIVE series of books which I hope that some of the people who stumble across this might have read and enjoyed. Or read and hated…
I am fortunate enough to live with the two most beau ...more