“The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest” is third and final novel in Millennium Trilogy, originally published in Swedish with title “Luftslottet som sprängdes” which means “The Air Castle That Exploded” by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson.
“The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest” is first published in Swedish in 2007 and then in English in 2009. This novel is the sequel to the “The Girl Who Played With Fire”.
“The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest” is third and final book in Millennium Trilogy written by author Stieg Larsson before his sudden death in 2004.
This novel is centered around the character of Lisbeth Salander, who in previous novel “The Girl Who Played With Fire” is accused for three murders and she is on run.
After exposing the Hans-Erik Wennerström in the first novel “The Girl With Dragon Tattoo” Mikael Blomkvist journalist and publisher for Millennium magazine throws himself in the investigation of sex trafficking based on thesis of Dag Svensson and Mia Johansson where he discovers the name “Zala” who is behind all this and no one know who he is and where he lives. In this novel he Mikael throws himself in the investigation to expose violation of Sweden’s constitution by the top secret government agency.
Lisbeth Salander a covert researcher for Milton security agency and also a black hat computer hacker and she has a Eidetic or photographic memory. In the first novel “The Girl With Dragon Tattoo” she is being hired as the co-research by Mikael Blomkvist to assist him to solve the mystery of Harried Vangers disappearance. In the first novel Mikael and Lisebth both solves the murder mystery. In the second novel “The Girl Who Played With Fire”, after reading the thesis by Dag Svensson and Mia Johansson by hacking Mikael Laptop, she learns the name Zala and thros herself in the investigation to find zala who is accused for many rapes cases and murders, but before finding zala she is acused for three murders. In this novel she exposes violation of Sweden’s constitution by the top secret government agency.
“The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” begins with both Lisbeth and Alexander Zalachenko (also known Karl Axel Bodin) being airlifted to Sahlgrenska hospital with bullets in her brain, hip, and shoulder and Zalachenko with axe in his head. They kept in ICU while Sweden police try to determine what charges should be filed against Karl Axel Bodin and Salander who is already charged with three murders.
The Section, Secret Police group with in Sapo is trying to save Zalachenko and they also want Lisbeth to be locked away again in mental asylum because they are all afraid that she might expose the mystery behind Zalachenko.
The only way she can give fight to the man who tried to kill her Alexander Zalachenko, and against the government institutions “The Section” which nearly destroyed her life and almost proved that she is mentally ill is with the help of Mikael Blomkvist and Dragan Armansky, director of Milton Security, boss and protector of Lisbeth Salander and with the Help of Hackers Republic.
“The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest” is a perfect end to the Millennium Trilogy, I highly recommend the Millennium trilogy!
I give it : 5/5.