BONUS: This eBook includes an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Pirate King. New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King reveals here an unforgettable new twist in the crackling adventure of how supersleuth Sherlock Holmes discovered his first (and finest) apprentice, Mary Russell. ... read more
Though published after The God of the Hive (Book 10) and containing a excerpt from Pirate King (Book 11), this story is set during the first few months of Russell and Holmes acquaintance. Though it can stand alone, it will be of most interest to those who are already fans of the series.
“'Rule Three of beekeeping,' he remarked in a quiet voice. 'Never cease to feel wonder.'”Sherlock Holmes
Nonetheless, when confronted by ignorance, I generally decide that if I cannot have knowledge, wisdom shall have to suffice.Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
“Rule Three of beekeeping,” he remarked in a quiet voice. “Never cease to feel wonder.”Highlighted by 14 Kindle customers
For of all the rules of beekeeping, Rule Three is prime: Never, ever, cease to feel wonder.Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
Rule Four: Success often rests on the imperceptibility of one’s meddling.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
lifetime dedicated to the science of thought has taught me that focusing the mind’s eye on one matter encourages greater clarity of vision along the periphery of the mental gaze. I should proceed with my surface task, while permitting the deeper machinery of my mind to turn.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
There’s nothing quite so handy as a nice controlled explosive device.”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
Any reasonable man may reach a point in his life where self-destruction becomes a door worthy of consideration. A point at which it seems that the least a walking anachronism can do for the world is to remove himself from cluttering the landscape.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
A beekeeper’s success often rested on the imperceptibility of his meddling. Perhaps that should be Rule Four of beekeeping.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“Rule Two of beekeeping: One must be cruel, only to be kind.”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
Rule One: Remain calm. I had done so, and solved the problem while preserving the naiveté—that charming and fragile virtue—of my young client. I hadn’t even needed to kill a man to do it.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
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