The New York Times Best Seller Book, the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo series has crashed into the bookshelf of every reader who likes to grip into a rip-roaring atmosphere, where the clouds are packed with a thrill, the smoke is filled with mysteries, and the air gives a smell of revenge. Lisbeth Salander, the strongest character of the story, has got several titles to her name. The concept is intriguing for many out there as it exposes the dark secrets of Sweden, from family scandals to sex crimes and political corruption to the quest of murders.
Mikael Blomkvist – a crusading journalist of the Millennium magazine and Lisbeth Salander – the computer expert and flair hacker, the two most ingenious characters of the story will unfold several mysteries together.
The Millennium Franchise has three novels based on the Stieg Larsson trilogy. After his death, David Lagercrantz continues his work and brings the greatest three riveting thriller stories to the world.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was later transformed into the millennium movie series.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Book Series in Order
Lisbeth Salander Millennium Series is written by Stieg Larsson and David Lagercrantz. The series rob the hearts of many book readers all across the globe. The book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, follows an investigative journalist named Mikael Blomkvist. However, he is not the leading character. The title character is a mastermind hacker – one of the group members of the Cyberpunk hacker team. The girl called Lisbeth Salander was in her late twenties.
Throughout the millennium book series, Lisbeth Salander taught a wonderful yet strong message to all women and girls out there that being a victim does not mean being weak. Sex is by free will, and it doesn’t matter what the f*** the world thinks of you unless you are true to yourself and enjoy being who you are.
Millennium Books In Order
The Millennium Books Series – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was first launched in 2005 in the United States of America. The first part of the Millennium Series was made by Stieg Larsson, which sets a milestone for the future parts later in the years. But unfortunately, after the death of Stieg Larsson, the readers not only lost a great writer but also the later parts were stopped. Thanks to David Lagercrantz, who came up with the 4th part in 2015, again made an excellent benchmark for the franchise.
Here’s the list of all the 6-millennium books – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in order:
Written By Stieg Larsson
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2005)
- The Girl Who Played With Fire (2014)
- The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (2015)
Written By David Lagercrantz
- The Girl In The Spider’s Web (2015)
- The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye (2017)
- The Girl Who Lived Twice (2019)
1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Scandinavian Noir
Synopsis: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first part of the Millennium Series. This book was written by the great novelist and book writer Stieg Larsson. The story combines untold mysteries, a family saga, revenge, financial crisis, career, and a love story doomed with a wholesome atmosphere of suspense, thrill, and romance, featuring Lisbeth Salander. This book has some jaw-dropping secrets to reveal about the missing Harriet Vanger.
Highlights: The story follows a new character Henrik Vanger – a titan at the Swedish industry who was searching for his lost niece Harriet Vanger, as she was missing for the last few decades. Whereas, in the other part of the story, a crusading journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, was allegedly locked up for libel by Hans-Erik Wennerstrom, a prominent industrialist and billionaire of the time.
As Mikael’s career got a bad name and was going through a low financial crisis, Mikael was looking out for any possible way to save him. Harry Vanger, purposefully, in exchange for a deal with Mikael, had proved him innocent before the court and so saved his profession. This becomes possible because Harry had been aware of some dark secrets of his enemy, Wennerstrom.
But, back to the point, he asked Mikael Blomkvist to scratch out the truth behind his missing niece in exchange for his favor. However, Lisbeth Salander was leading this mystical case.
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Scandinavian noir
Synopsis: The Girl Who Played with Fire is written by Stieg Larsson. The story featuring Lisbeth Salander comes up with a very intriguing twist. The bottom line follows a murder case of two suspects who have been up to investigate sex trafficking in Sweden. The novel is enthralling to every detail. What further comes into the picture is genuinely unbelievable and dead reckoning.
Highlights: The story was set during an investigation of murder reported. The police investigations found that the fingerprints on the gun were of Lisbeth Salander. Lisbeth was absurdly alleged for the murder of two reporters who were working alongside Mikael Blomkvist. All three were about to publish the latest article on an operation of sex trafficking in Sweden – led by a mysterious personality Zala.
Convinced of Lisbeth’s innocence, Mikael dives into another investigation to prove Lisbeth’s innocence and uncover the mystery.
3. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Synopsis: The third part of the Millennium Series, the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, reflected some cold hard facts about the corrupt governmental institutions. The investigations led by Mikael Blomkvist were getting every inch closer to unleash the dreary reality of the government. You will see Mikael making his way to scrap out every tiny detail that could help him prove Lisbeth’s innocence.
Highlights: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the sequel to the predecessor of the Millennium Series. So the story continues where it was left. Mikael Blomkvist was probing everything and piercing every loose hole to find who was behind the scene. Amidst the chaos, Salander was fighting for her life on the death bed of the hospital. She was shot in the head.
However, when both had come to know that the corrupt political institutions were behind the curtains, the police stopped Mikael from further investigations. Lisbeth’s blood was boiling for her revenge with the authorities responsible for all her injuries and for ruining her life.
4. The Girl In The Spider’s Web (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Synopsis: The Millennium Series has this third part, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. This novel is from another great novelist and story writer, David Lagercrantz. After the book came up in the United States of America, the unforgettable experience throws an idea of making a motion picture of the same title and book. This book was considered to be the best book of the year.
Highlights: The story throws light on the mysteries of Sweden. This time, the crime scenes felt more notorious and intriguing to the readers. David Lagercrantz has made us re-live the suspense and thrill we had experienced before, from the books by Stieg Larsson. In the story, Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander follow up a phone call from one of the hackers of the Cyberpunk team.
The lady informed that she had found some critical information vital to the State. Once again, Mikael Blomkvist, the crusading journalist of the Millennium Magazine, and the genius and flair cyber hacker Lisbeth Salander is up to the world of Spies, Cybercriminals, and Government corrupt operatives.
5. The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Synopsis: The New York Times Best Seller Millennium Series has installed the fifth edition of the franchise. The writer, David Lagercrantz of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, had made an endless mystical atmosphere to the story, and with every turning page, readers felt a more profound connection to Lisbeth Salander. However, the unlocked mysteries and the ambiguity of Lisbeth’s past life were still an enigma.
Highlights: In the prison of Flodberga, Lisbeth Salander has endured a significant tribulation period. After her release, Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander made investigations for two different cases. Lisbeth was investigating the history of a lady name Faria, who was a Bangladeshi prisoner in Flodberga. Faria was being tortured by a gang head, Benito. Lisbeth can’t stop herself and get into the matter. And so, become a target for the Benito and gang. Amidst this, one of Lisbeth’s guardians informed her about the secrecy of an experiment called Registry.
The Registry had made Lisbeth their subject while she was in prison. Mikael has shown up to rescue Lisbeth from any harm. However, Mikael’s search for the past life of Lisbeth was unfathomable. In the end, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist finally come together to fight against social injustice and to seek revenge from all life-threatening elementals.
6. The Girl Who Lived Twice (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Fiction
Synopsis: The sixth and the last part in the Millennium Series – The Girl Who Lived twice is a thriller, mystical, fictional book. David Lagercrantz wrote the story with perfect detail to every scene of the story. I read this book a few years ago, and though I still remember that while turning down every page, the great and clean plot offers me a strong imagination about every character, atmosphere, and scene in the story. It is the best book of the niche precise to thriller suspense mystery secrecy and action.
Highlights: The story follows Lisbeth Salander – A girl with the Dragon tattoo. She is fierce unstoppable and prodigious. Mikael Blomkvist found a dying person. Before the person closed his eyes, he misinterpreted a set of hints that someone was in danger. Mikael, while grumbling the dead person’s pocket, found a piece of paper with Mikael’s number written on it.
Mikael searched for Lisbeth. But, Lisbeth has gone dark so that no one can found her. Later, Lisbeth confronted her twin sister – the primal enemy to Lisbeth. Later, Lisbeth was again joined by Mikael, who was with her while facing one of the greatest battles in her life. And so, finally, her past rest in peace.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Movies in Order
The Millennium Series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was released in a motion picture in the year 2009. The Girl with the Dragon Movie Series is based on the writings of two renowned writers, Stieg Larsson and David Lagercrantz. Inspired by the story of a great detective and brilliant hacker – A Sweden girl named Lisbeth Salander, the Millennium Movie Series made a blockbuster entry in 2009.
Here’s the girl with the Dragon Tattoo movies in the release order:
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)
- The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009)
- The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (2009)
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
- The Girl In The Spider’s Web (2018)
1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Synopsis: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was released in 2009. Niels Arden Oplev directed the film. It was the first part of the Millennium Series and gave the best blockbuster reviews to the franchise. The movie has a great cast, including Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, and Ewa Froling.
The movie is centered-focus on unleashing the story of missing Harriet Vanger (niece) to Henrik Vanger. Amidst all that, Lisbeth, Salander, and Mikael Blomkvist found some dark secrets of the Vanger family and legacy. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the best movie of all time from the Millennium Series Franchise.
Storyline: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) film is the most authentic and relatable version of the Stieg Larsson novel. In the movie, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) has bond into a beautiful relationship. Both the love birds feel very captivating to the audience. The chemistry between the characters is depicted so beautifully that one cannot watch without his heart pounding.
The performance by Nyqvist and Rapace is highly appreciated. The film has also won the BAFTA Award for Best Film.
A millionaire and industrialist Henrik Vanger (Sven Bertil-Taube), for his favor to Mikael Blomkvist, makes the duo investigate the disappearance of his niece, Harriet Vanger. Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander fell in love with each other while uncovering the truth behind the cold case of Harriet Vanger. The movie also covers the different aspects of the novel, like portraying the dark past of Lisbeth Salander. Lisbeth Salander was a victim of assault and sexual abuse.
However, Lisbeth Salander was raped in her past; she never gave up in her life. Lisbeth’s character in the story is a strong girl who does not see herself as a victim and always seeks her revenge from those who did wrong.
Spoiler Alert: The hidden legacy of the Henrik Vanger Family was the climax of the movie. As both the partners, Lisbeth and Blomkvist, were threatened for their life because they have unleashed that Vanger legacy has the blood in their hands, as they were involved in torture, rape, murder, incest, and Nazism.
Runtime: The duration is 2h 32min.
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009)
Synopsis: The movie, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a mystical, thrilling, and revenge story. The director, Daniel Alfredson, has aesthetically put the characters into the motion picture. The Girl Who Played with Fire is another best part of the franchise. The movie has framed Lisbeth Salander into an alleged trial for the case of murder. The history also repeats itself when Lisbeth faces his evil father.
Storyline: In the movie, Lisbeth Salander – the girl with the dragon tattoo, has been charged with a serious murder case. Mikael Blomkvist, believing the innocence of his lover, plunges into an investigation to search for the real culprit. The studies led to some challenges, but Mikael forsakes everything in the name of his love. After unfolding different mysteries of the case, Mikael found that Lisbeth’s father was behind everything. In the latter half of the movie, Lisbeth confronts his father, who framed the false charge of murder to destroy her daughter’s life. Meanwhile, Lisbeth was again confronted with his past. The saddest part throughout the movie is the torture, brutality, and injuries she has survived through. Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salnder) was outstanding in the film.
Runtime: The duration is 2h 9min.
3. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (2009)
Synopsis: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the third film in the Millennium Series Franchise. David Alfredson directed the movie, and it was released in the year 2009. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the last part of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. This movie stands out for the classic performance of Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist. This movie is a successful kick-off to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Movie Franchise.
Storyline: In the movie The Girl Who Played with Fire, Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) was alleged for the murder of two reporters. Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nykvist) goes beyond every impossibility to save his love from being assassinated for the crime. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the sequel of the preceding film. Lisbeth’s trial was further preceded in the court. After she got hospitalized, the only thing Lisbeth wanted was to take her revenge on her evil father, Alexander Zalachenko (Georgi Staykov). The film depicted some great revenge scenes between father and daughter. Mikael, meanwhile, protects Lisbeth from the Rogue elementals (Zalachenko’s men) after she gets discharged from the hospital. Amidst this, Mikael has found the tape in which Lisbeth was tortured and raped by the guardian appointed by the court. This scene was tear-jerking not only for Mikael but for everyone in the audience. The end is bittersweet as the couple reunites and puts all their enemies to justice.
Runtime: The duration is 2h 27min.
4. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Synopsis: The film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is the movie’s reboot with the same title that was released in the year 2009. David Fincher directs this movie. The film contributes to reward the franchise for the best cinematography and production. The film was so far the best from the Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series.
Storyline: In this movie, the director refocused on Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) and Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig). The story follows the investigation of Harriet Vanger led by a crusading journalist who worked for the Millennium Magazine with her dearest friend or his to-be-lover, the expert hacker Lisbeth Salander.
Runtime: The duration is 2h 37min
5. The Girl In The Spider’s Web (2018)
Synopsis: This movie is the last part of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Movie Series. A novel written by David Lagercrantz inspires the film. It was released in the year 2018. The film is of a genre based on action, revenge, thriller, mystery, and crime. This is the best release of the year from the Millennium Franchise.
Storyline: In the movie, Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy), with his extraordinary abilities and expert computer skills, is up to get access to the world’s entire nuclear arsenal through a computer program which is named Firefall. In her way, she faced his biggest enemy, her sister Camilla (Sylvia Hoeks). Throughout the movie, you will watch some mind-blowing battle scenes between the two foe sisters for the computer program. The Girl in the Spider’s Web is the most significant hit of the blockbuster movies. The riveting, thrill and unfolded mysteries make it the best time-honored movie.Runtime: The duration is 1h 57min.