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The Overlord Protocol (H.I.V.E. #2)

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Otto Malpense and his friends thought their first year at the Higher Institute of Villainous Education was the most adventurous and exciting that they would ever encounter. They were dead wrong.

When Otto and Wing are allowed off campus to attend Wing's father's funeral, they have no idea it's a trap, all part of a lethal pl
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 29th 2008 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published August 20th 2007)
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Chris Horsefield
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you've read any teenage spy school type books, Cherub, Jason Steed, Alex Rider etc etc... You may have wondered, 'if the good guys go to this place, what about the baddies?' They go to HIVE - a decent twist on on the genre, showing the school for Bond-style baddies and general evil geniuses.

It loses a few points when the school for villainy, although having a thoroughly morally dubious curriculum, shows absolutely no sign of any evil anywhere within the system, and only very little above that
Arsh M
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am currently reading H.I.V.E The Overlord Protocol by Mark Walden. I'm at the part were Otto is falling from the explosion and is trying to fall in a target.I think the author does a good job of putting action and details like when Otto was falling twenty thousand feet from an explosion , that he had butterflies in his stomach when he was falling and that he was falling in high descent velocity.My favorite character is Otto because he is brave and strong.I think Otto is like me because he is l ...more
If you've read any teenage spy school type books: (Alex Rider, Cherub, etc.) then you may have wondered, "if the good guys go to this place, what about the baddies?" They go to H.I.V.E.--a decent twist on on the genre, showing the school for Bond-style baddies and general evil geniuses. Thus we have a book where James Bond meets Artemis Fowl in a fast paced adventure. Couldn't put it down even if I was supposed to be working.

After an unsuccessful escape plan, Otto and Wing acknowledge H.I.V.E. a
Jun 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Continuing the story from H.I.V.E., Walden takes his readers back to the school for supervillians in an action-packed sequel. This second outing takes readers out of the Higher Institute of Villainous Education as the anti-hero Otto's best friend Wing explores the strange connection between his family and Dr. Nero, H. I. V. E.'s principal. Well-paced and action-packed, the book screams "great beach read!" providing that readers are familiar with the first book. Like a good action movie, Walden d ...more
Natalie C.
May 01, 2014 rated it liked it
It was a nice beginning to what is the "main plot" or problem in the series, the Overlord take-over. The action scenes are well-written and could fit easily in a superhero or spy movie. Once again, it feels like the characters only have around one layer of personality because there is more time given to the action than to the plot. The best part of this book, however, was the part where Cypher explains in the end and everything sort of clicks into place. Not only was it a good revelation, it was ...more
Apr 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Otto agrees to put his escape plans on hold to go with Wing to his father's funeral. Nero gives the boys permission but sends Raven along to ensure Otto doesn't try to escape. Laura picks up a transmission about the assassination of Otto and tells Nero but it is too late to warn the trio and the attack has terrible consequences. Meanwhile back at HIVE, an uprising is about to take place.

Ooh the action comes thick and fast in this book again! The drama unfolds when Laura discovers the impending a
Justin Yan
Aug 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction

This is quite the fast-paced sequel to the first book and is full of twists and turns in its own right. The book starts to get interesting when Wing's father dies, and Otto accompanies him to his funeral. Not long after that, Cypher and a squad of seemingly invincible ninjas ambushes Otto, Wing, and Raven at the hotel and it is clear that they wouldn't be mourning Wing's dead father. At first many things may seem to be put together, such as the attack on Nero and Cypher's little visit, but it i

Andrew Sieng
Mar 20, 2011 rated it liked it
I read thus book because i had to read a book that qualfied for a book i had to read on spring break so I choose this one because it had a green cover. I also read this book because when I read the back it sounded really instersting. One last reason i read this book because of the title it told what H.I.V.E stands for which is The Higher Institude of Villainous Education and that told me that this is about science which i liked.
My opion of this book is that this book was good. The people that
Lady Knight
Jun 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Mark Walden's H.I.V.E. series is amazing! It is beautifully written, entertaining and action packed. I can't wait for the third part in the trilogy to be released!

Otto, Wing and co. are back for their second year at H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute for Villanous Education) and all seem to be settling in. Wing though, is still mystified by Nero's having the other half of his mother's pendant and needs to know if Nero killed her. Otto agrees to delay his escape plans to help his best friend find the ans
Mar 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Rizki Utami
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Novel kedua ini lebih seru dibanding novel pertamanya. Bisa di bilang juga lebih menegangkan saat H.I.V.E diserang. Aku jadi ngerti kenapa cover novel pertamanya ada tulisan "Hogwarts untuk penjahat, tapi tanpa sihir". Kemiripan nya ada pada cerita sekolah di serang dan para murid, staff keamanan dan pengajar harus bekerja sama mempertahankan sekolah serta Otto sebagai karakter utama yang super jenius dan spesial - yang akan mengingatkan kita pada Harry Potter. Tidak ada sihir, yang ada adalah p ...more
Ann the Cynic
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
So much happened in one book! I wish there was more of a focus on the classes and drama between students, but hopefully that's to come. There's a lot of action and some pretty funny dialogue exchanges. It was a fun book to read. I love Number One as the arch enemy. (Though I keep having flashbacks to the TV show Secret Agent Man. "Who does number 2 work for?") I really want to find out who the parents of Nigel, Wing, and Otto are. I was hoping that a certain character would be revealed as Wing's ...more
Luke Maier
Jul 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
For Maxamillion Nero, there is no one more to hate than Cypher. Always hidden by a mask, and a disregard for human life, he is more than the usual evil. Annoyingly his plans WORK, so he is pushed higher and higher up G.L.O.V.E.'s honor list.
At H.I.V.E. Otto and Wing are invited to Wing's father's funeral after an explosion in his lab at G.L.O.V.E. But things do not go as planned...
This book is good book for readers of the 1st book in this series hungry for more. Also, it explains the 1st book p
Mary Hodgman
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was as good as the first one. Really good!!! Now, having gotten used to life at H.I.V.E., Otto Malpense and his new friend, Wing run into trouble. Wing reaches news of his Father's death, and is therefore allowed to leave with Otto to attend the funeral. What Otto and Wing thought would be a normal trip, ends up quite the opposite. Even under heavy protection, Otto and Wing are attacked and embark on a new adventure. This adventure leads to many things, including a fake death, capture, and mu ...more
Apr 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A great sequal to the first book.
Jun 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. It was better than the first one. I will recommend it to my 5th grade students.
This was a really good book. The story was well thought out and very clear. The problem was very easy to find. This is a great book.
Cait Blair
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was worried the sequel would not be great but it was fabulous!
Meta Morfillah
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judul: Overlord protocol
Penulis: Mark walden
Penerbit: Mizan fantasi
Dimensi: 472 hlm, cetakan I Maret 2014
ISBN: 978 979 433 714 1

Tahun pertama Otto dan Wing di HIVE penuh petualangan. Namun kabar mengejutkan tentang kematian ayah Wing membuat keduanya diizinkan ke dunia luar untuk menghadiri pemakaman. Sayangnya, semua itu adalah jebakan.

Mereka mengalami pertarungan yang berat, hingga Wing pun mati. Pelakunya adalah Cyper, sosok misterius, dewan pimpinan di GLOVE yang membenci Nero dan HIVE. Tida
Martina Sanjaya
Jun 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
Quite disappointed with the second book. Felt like a cheap, slapdash writing, where anything could happen, just make the villain seems very evil and the heroes very heroic. Too much exceptional ability were granted for the heroes, bordering on impossible. Raven, for example, could fight her way through anything, sustained so many injuries, had 'summoned the last iota of her strength', and yet start next fighting minutes later as fresh as new. The sidekicks were tended to be glossed over, and mad ...more
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Better than the first one, still a few too many cliches although more "Jason bourne" / "Mission Impossible" now, than pure "James Bond" villain.

Much better use of the characters with some development, and back ground for a few of them fleshing them out so they don't all sound like one and the same person.

Good story, with some nice twists, most of which were telegraphed in the prologue. Skip that, and you'll probably have a nice read, with some surprises.
Jeremy Hurd-McKenney
These books are fun, but there is just something missing from them. The plot of this one was a little generic and lazy, which consequently led to me being a step ahead of everything before it happened. The characters are fun, though, and interesting enough to keep me in the series for now.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Honestly, best book I have read this month. I love how all the characters are further developed.
Cornelia Franke
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kinderbücher
Der zweite Band der Reihe knüpft nahtlos an den ersten an, und dass obwohl innerhalb der Geschichte einige Zeit vergangen ist. Es gilt für Otto, das Geheimnis hinter Wings Amulett zu klären und mit den Folgen von (und den Schuldgefühlen wegen) F.I.E.S.-Hirns Abschaltung und restriktiven Codes klarzukommen. Die Rebellengruppe von Otto, Wing, Shelby und Laura, die im ersten Band noch alles daran gesetzt hat, aus dem F.I.E.S. zu entkommen, wird im zweiten Band vor eine ganz andere Aufgabe gestellt: ...more
05EmilyH Heaton
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
H.I.V.E. The Overload Protocol was written by Mark Walden and was published in 2007. The intended audience for this book is young adults. The main problem the book addresses is protecting the H.I.V.E. from a threat. The setting is in modern times and on and island and in the jungle. The story could not take place anywhere or at any other time, because technology and the island play an important part.
The main characters in this book are the same as in the first H.I.V.E. book. They are Otto Malpen
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Overlord Protocol is an outstanding book. It is the second book in the H.I.V.E series. In The Overlord Protocol, the main character, Otto Malpense begins his second year at the evil institute called H.I.V.E. In The Overlord Protocol Otto and Wing Fanchu are temporarily allowed out of the school so that the two boys can attend Wing's father's funeral in Tokyo, Japan. While on their trip the two run into some unexpected and terrible events.The man responsible for these events is known by the n ...more
Zoë Ann
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
These books make me so curious! I want to know everything; it makes me feel like Gretchen Wieners. I want to know everybody’s secrets!!!!

Well, well, well I hate to say but these books are frustratingly good. Definitely frustrating, I can’t seem to get any straight answers. Mark makes me think one thing and then I find out something else that changes that, and oh... my brains in a muddle.

I’m starting to see that these books have no shortage of action, if it was any book other than one about spies
May 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is the second book about the school for super villains called the H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) in Tokyo, Japan. The school helps bad kids with technical genius learn how to be super villains. The main characters are Otto, Wing, Laura, Shelby, and Raven.
A villain named Cypher who we later learn is Wing`s father, sets a trap to let Otto and Wing think he`s dead. When Otto and Wing attend the funeral, they are attacked by ninjas. Cypher wanted to capture Otto and Wing s
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ten chlápek prostě psát umí :)
Tentokrát jsme uvedeni do příběhu scénou, kdy Otto padá z obří výšky pravděpodobně z letadla a hrozně zuří. Chce se pomstít. Teprve po této vložce jsme uvedeni do situace. Wingův otec zemřel a Wing se ještě s jedním kamarádem může vydat na jeho pohřeb, přestože jinak studentům H.I.V.E. není dovoleno opustit areál ostrova. Samozřejmě si vybere svého nejlešího přítele a parťáka Otta. Nerovi se to moc nezdá, že by dva z jeho nejtalentovanějších žáků měli opustit akade
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I am the world’s laziest man.

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
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“We have nothing to fear but fear itself," Otto replied. "Oh, and a megalomaniacal headmaster, the world's deadliets assassin, giant mutated plant monsters, an international cartel of supervillains, and the security forces of every country on earth, but other than that...just fear.” 93 likes
“Do we get a bedtime story?" Otto asked cheekily. "Oh yes, of course. I think we'll have one of my favorites; it's called 'The Little Boy and the Tranquilizer Gun." Raven smiled in a rather unsettling way.” 11 likes
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