Hornet Flight - Ken Follett

Hornet Flight

By Ken Follett

  • Release Date: 2002-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 683 Ratings)


Ken Follett and the intrigue of World War II‚ÄĒ"a winning formula" (Entertainment Weekly) if ever there was one. With his riveting prose and unerring instinct for suspense, the #1 New York Times bestselling author takes to the skies over Europe during the early days of the war in a most extraordinary novel. . . . 

It is June 1941, and the war is not going well for England. Somehow, the Germans are anticipating the RAF's flight paths and shooting down British bombers with impunity. Meanwhile, across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on the German-occupied Danish island of Sande and discovers an astonishing sight. He doesn't know what it is, but he knows he must tell someone. And when he learns the truth, it will fall upon him to deliver word to England‚ÄĒexcept that he has no way to get there. He has only an old derelict Hornet Moth biplane rusting away in a ruined church‚ÄĒa plane so decrepit that it is unlikely to ever get off the ground . . . even if Harald knew how to fly it.
Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.


  • Hornet Flight

    By Old Pump Guy
    Another well written story by a real master of historic fiction.
  • Go to another Follett

    By Hayward777
    Many parts of this story were not credible with a few careless editing errors. Not up to his usual high standard.
  • Hornet flight

    By Texasfishead
    Never ending adventure against insurmountable odds. Extremely difficult book to put down. Excellent!!!
  • Great read!

    By BPGuy10
    Exciting book from page 1 and dines throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
  • Hornet Flight

    By SPBerko
    Great research and great writing! Felt like you were up in the Hornet moth with them on their flight from Denmark to England.
  • Hornet Flight.

    By Zhies
    I found the characters were very engaging. The story was a bit predictable, but there was more to the tale than just the basic plot. I particularly liked the parts dealing with aircraft repair and flying. Dick Thies
  • Hornet Flight

    By Uncle Homer
    The detail draws you into anger, fear and lots of suspense. I couldn't stop reading -- finished at 2:42 a.m.
  • Edge of my seat!

    By 4ork
    I read this book while in Iraq during the slow days. It was an awesome book, it kept me at the edge of my foxhole! It was a great book to keep my mind off the war and was great at keeping my mind engaged in another place.
  • Hornet Flight

    By 2Meterman
    Not up to the standards of other Follett WW II spy stories, or his trilogy about Midevil England. Read like it was one of his first books. Exaggerated characterizations and plot elements like the number of days until the full moon raid weakened the plausability of the story. On the other hand, the tension throughout was very good and excellent during the flight of the Hornet Wasp at the climax. Overall, a pretty good story.
  • Hornet Flight

    By Chiken butt pie with chees ontop
    I really enjoyed this book. Once again Ken Follet uses great description allowing you to paint a picture in your head. It is a great book for teenagers and up I strongly recommend this book and I'm sure you'll enjoy it