In The Hive, join Dave again as he returns to Tak-Makla and makes a discovery that will change the course of mankind forever.
Walking through the corridors of The Hive with its tenbillion spider-like agents, the last thing he expected to find is a beautiful young woman. What she tells him will contradict everything he knew about human life and evoltion, upend the balance of power in two galaxies, the ultimately lead to an unimaginable journey beyond the Milky Way.
The Hive is a story of redemption. No matter which planet we come from, we all bear the scars of our brutal and tyrannical pasts. Our darker side can reappear anytime people become complacent or apathetic. The advances of science and technology only improve our ability to control and manipulate our brothers. Can any of us ever break free of the past and be truly noble and just?
"The most comforting aspect of all three books in this series (the second being The Second Predaxian War) is that there are no confusing flashbacks. Sometimes best-sellers take the most exciting part of the book and put it in the first chapter and then follow that with details you need to know before getting into solving the mystery. In "The Hive" the most exciting part is in the middle of the book, Chapter 26, when you follow Dave Brewster deep down inside the planet where he and billions of workers unite together for one glorious purpose: to connect with the Universal Power of the universe and use it to bring peace, trade, technology, and intelligence (plus keeping tabs on the enemy) to the hundreds of planets in the star system. And all this is done by connecting to the Source. (People of the cloth may find this strangely familiar.) To even imagine large numbers of people working together for a unity of purpose, even in a book, takes immense imagination to make it believable. It happens in The Hive: You wish you could actually be there and meet these people, invite them to our planet, and have them work and live among us.
"Outstanding as well is the interaction of the "top players" of each galaxy as they meet for a very large Grand Conclave. If you've ever wondered what it would be like if everybody at work could get along (sure. . . ) and solve their differences, hop aboard while we travel to a planet-sized space ship (with its own clouds and rain, by the way) with Dave Brewster and his crew; and then (later on in the book) listen in on the negotiations as a big gigantic bird and a foot-long crystal spider (ever so cute) join the Conclave. The story of how a gross injustice to a hidden species was so real it brought tears to my eyes. Then, suddenly, a surprise appears out of nowhere and the vote is instantly brought to the floor for a showdown.
"The resolution of this conflict is very heartwarming and gives a clear picture of what it would be like to have the social issues on our own planet resolved; resulting in our getting along with each other as a people.
"There is more to this book than a shallow story: This book could be studied in groups for its deeper meaning. I can't wait to see what happens next!" ~ Mary Meyers