The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest

 

“The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” is the third and final novel in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and was published in 2007.



It received The Glass Key Award form Crime Writers of Scandinavia in 2008.
According to figures from June 2011, the Millennium Trilogy has together sold 60 million copies in more than 50 countries. 

Plot summary

Two seriously injured people arrive at the emergency ward of the Sahlgrensa hospital in Gothenburg. One is the wanted murderer Lisbeth Salander who has taken a bullet to the head and needs immediate surgery, the other is Alexander Zalachenko, an older man who Lisbeth has attacked with an axe.

In this third novel in the Millennium trilogy, Lisbeth is planning her revenge against the men The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nestwho tried to kill her, and even more importantly, revenge against the government which nearly destroyed her life. But first she must escape from the intensive care unit and exculpate her name from the charges of murder that hangs over her head.

In order to succeed with the latter, Lisbeth will need the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist. He is writing an exposing article that will shake the Swedish government, the secret service and the whole country by its foundations. Finally there is a chance for Lisbeth Salander to put her past behind her and finally there is a chance for truth and justice to prevail.


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1,005 thoughts on “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest”
  1. I’ve just finished the third book and it is amazing. now I’m sad because I’ve no more salander’s adventures to read…

    Claudia, Siena (Italy),

  2. Just finished the third book in French and I’m in mourning… Hooked on a drug that will not be available anymore…

    Is there a seer around that could contact Stieg on the other side of the great divide so that the saga can continue? LOL

    Jacques (Quebec),

  3. Dont call it castles in the sky for Gods sake. Leave the names alone. I read these books as if they were magazine articles. Yoou cannot put them down! Also will you have an australian play harriet Vanger in the movie to get the accent mix up to scratch?

    Cathy Bateman,

  4. Some books are just meant to be endless or be read with much pleasure many times. I really didn’t want the Girl Who Played with Fire to come to an end. Please to those in charge – ensure the third novel of this triology is released asap in Australia. Steig Larsson’s writings give so much enjoyment to a reader. His vividly descriptive words and phrasing enable a thrilling scenario in one’s mind. His early death is a tragic loss to all those who love the well written word. Bravo Steig Larsson

    Jan DeLandre Townsville Australia,

  5. Hello all you Stieg Larsson fans reading him in English! I’m gratified, to say the least, that you like the translation so much and that it’s making you lose sleep. Hard to imagine you all reading the books in a day or two, when they took me 11 months to translate (back in 2006). So don’t blame me for the delay, it’s all marketing by the publishers. Enjoy what there is, and long may Lisbeth live! I’m already missing books 4 through 10 that Stieg had planned…

    Reg Keeland, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA,

  6. Any update on the third book in English? I just finished TGWPW Fire and I am desperate to read the next one.

    Joanna Baker (Cleveland Ohio USA),

  7. Please advise when the third book will be available in English in any country. It is a tragedy that Mr. Larsson died before his time. He was a brilliant writer and will be sorely missed by all Salander fans.

    Rob (Redding, California, US),

  8. I just finished the second book and to desesperate me someone tell me that the third one will be released next juny in Spain. How far it is!

    Agusti Viader (Lloret de Mar, Girona, Catalunya),

  9. Why did you take so long to publish the third book in the UK? It is a too big a gap between publications… I hope it comes out very soon…

    Isabel Groves,

  10. OK seriously the release date for the third book is ridiculous! I understand the marketing ploy you know get more interest in the books in the UK and US etc before releasing the final installment BUT these books are amazing if the publishers wait another year to release the english version, interest will have died down and the long wait could have the opposite effect on sales and revenue. Its not fair, i need to read the third book and the fact that its available in so many other languages is infuriating!

    Leanne, mayo, ireland.,

  11. I just finished the 2nd book and loved it! I am looking everywhere for the 3rd book translated in english. I hope it comes out soon!!

    Tish,

  12. I just finished the 2nd book and loved it! I am looking everywhere for the 3rd book translated in english. I hope it comes out soon!!

    Tish,

  13. I have just read the first two books and could not put them down, WOW! I was held up in my apartment reading them, they are fantastic – when is the third one arriving in South Africa – please can someone let me know?

    Pavs Pillay (Cape Town, SA),

  14. I have just read the first two books and could not put them down, WOW! I was held up in my apartment reading them, they are fantastic – when is the third one arriving in South Africa – please can someone let me know?

    Pavs Pillay (Cape Town, SA),

  15. After reading the The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I was over the moon to have the second book so readily available. The book size and sheer volume of TGWPWF was fantastic and I loved every minute that I spent devouring it over a 24hour period. I beg the publishers and translators to release the 3rd volume sooner rather than later. Like most of the other readers, I am multilingual, but the pleasure, enjoyment and sadness of the closing third book can ultimately only be achieved in English.

    Yasemin, Sydney – Australia,

  16. Thankyou Steig Larsson…It has been ages since I have read two such large books in 3 days…I literally could not put them down. Luckily my husband was away, so the while the dust, the washing and ironing piled up, I read on regardless…I did remember to feed the working dogs, but with no meals to prepare, I was oblivious to time…Bring on Volume 3 immediately!!

    Pleeeeassse!

    Jenny, Via Wyandra. Australia,

  17. I read The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo in English.

    I just found out my daughters are already reading the 2nd and 3rd book in Dutch. For once I’m happy I can read Dutch ;-) … and don’t have to wait yet another year to read the trilogy! Just too good!

    Mark Laureys,

  18. Just finished “Fire”, took me two days, didn’t want to put it down but did have to feed the kids … Came online to find out about book 3 only to find I have to wait! With such a cliff-hanger ending surely it’s reasonable to hope the publishers will release the English translation (which they have had for ages) sooner rather than later – please!!!!!

    Corrine, Newcastle, Australia,

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