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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review of Pirate King


Pirate King By Laurie R. King
Video  trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2L7s7ZDJDQ&feature=youtu.be
         If you haven’t read the series let me stop you right now and send you back to the beginning with The Beekeeper's Apprentice (1994) ISBN 0-312-10423-5    The Beekeeper's Apprentice is the first in the series of books about Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. I never thought that anyone could do Holmes the justice that the original author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but Laurie R. King comes awful close. Scroll down to below the list of the Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell for the review of Pirate King.

A Monstrous Regiment of Women (1995) ISBN 0-312-13565-3
A Letter of Mary (1997) ISBN 0-312-14670-1
The Moor (1998) ISBN 0-312-16934-5
O Jerusalem (1999) ISBN 0-553-11093-4
(Although written fifth in sequence, the events in this book take place during the latter part of those described in The Beekeeper's Apprentice)
Justice Hall (2002) ISBN 0-553-11113-2
The Game (2004) ISBN 0-553-80194-5
Locked Rooms (2005) ISBN 0-553-80197-X
The Language of Bees (2009) ISBN 0-553-80454-5
The God of the Hive (2010) ISBN 0-553-80554-1

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Author:Laurie R.King

Review of Pirate King
I love Pirates of Penzance I was very excited but I wondered how Ms. King would take this story and use it with in a story about people making a movie. At first I was disappointed that Sherlock Holmes didn’t appear in the story until much, much later but as I followed along with Mary and her adventure I became intrigued with the story and the characters she was meeting. The background and research for this story was done well as are all her books the historical facts are extremely accurate and fun to read. I loved how she tied the story together with the movie making and the actual events that take place, however I must say I was still a little disappointed in how tiny the role of Sherlock Holmes there was in the book itself .It takes nearly two one third of the book before you really even read about Sherlock and then it seems to be more of an after-thought then the Sherlock Holmes she wrote about in previous books. That said the storyline was very good despite the missing Holmes and I did enjoy it. It was a rich fun story and if you like a great pirate story you will enjoy this book.
3★★★ out of  5  ★★★★★

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