Its james bonds first day at eton, and hes already met his first enemy. Charlie higson wrote five young bond novels between 2005 and 2008, as well as danger society. James bond is the main character in all the stories. Anya taylorjoy, maisie williams, charlie heaton, henry saga. New and notable james bond books 2019 james bond radio. What does it take to become the greatest secret agent the world has ever known. Silverfin, by charlie higson is an actionpacked look back to the early days of james bond. During a holiday trip to his aunts home in northern scotland, bonds and hellebores lives become intertwined when bond begins to suspect. Charlie higson began his young bond series in 2005 with the novel silverfin. The young bond dossier in 2009, which includes the short story a hard man to kill. Despite its release by the official publisher of ian flemings bond novels, the canonicity of the actual. To mark the 100th anniversary of ian flemings birth later this month, charlie higson, the author of the bestselling young bond series, has chosen his favourite bond villains.
Steve cole continued the series between 2014 and 2017. Silverfin is the first explosive book in charlie higsons bestselling young bond series. By royal command was published in hardcover by puffin books in the uk on september 3, 2008. The books are true to ian flemings original timeline and have proven to be extremely popular with bond fans both young and old. The new series by steve cole will pick up where charlie higson left off and will follow teenaged james in the aftermath of his expulsion from eton. Browse the book pages for information on each of young bond s actionpacked adventures, read the missions log for the latest news and don. Silverfin a james bond adventure, new cover young bond series 1 paperback march 10, 2009.
Higson sets his story in the 1930s as a young james bond only 14 embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the missing alphie kelly. Outlanders sam heughan auditioned to play james bond. The bestselling young bond novels are set in the 1930s and they show how james bonds early adventures shape the man he is to become. The third book in steve coles young bond series which itself is a continuation of charlie higsons fivebook series sees the teenage james bond take up a place at fettes. By royal command is the fifth novel in the young bond series depicting ian flemings superspy james bond as a teenager in the 1930s. James bond, often referred to by his code name, 007, is a british secret service agent. Young bond is a series of young adult spy novels featuring ian flemings secret agent james bond as a young teenage boy attending school at eton college in the 1930s. But with the release of each book it became clear that this was the best james bond continuation series yet produced and charlie higson was creating novels worthy of flemings hero. While at a boarding school in eton, bond first encounters george hellebore and eventually his evil, overbearing, father.
Welcome to the official website of the thrilling young bond series. In this thrilling prequel to the adventures of james bond, 007, readers meet a young boy whose inquisitive mind and determination set him on a path that will someday take him across the globe, in pursuit of the most dangerous criminals of all time. Charlie higsons top 10 bond villains books the guardian. There are literally hundreds of books about ian fleming and james bond, so here at artistic licence renewed, we have made life easier for you and winnowed it down to the pick of the litter. See the complete young bond series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. The novel, written by charlie higson, takes place in 1934 and see james at the age of fourteen.
Set in the 1930s, they show how james s early adventures shape the man he is to become. Set in the 1930s, they show how jamess early adventures shape the man he is to become. Random house childrens publishers is one of the uks largest childrens book publishers. Then james bond comes o visit his aunt and he hears about the missing boy and he trys to help him. The bestselling young bond novels were first written by charlie higson. This was introduced by silverdell books, kirkham at st. James bond behind the tuxedo by luis abbou planisi. Charlie higsons young james bond book series 1st editions. Locations include the alps, england, france, lisbon, and vienna. Clearly a book written for a preteen target audience, it too often seemed to mimic a harry potter adventure. The young bond series by charlie higson and steve cole are young adult novels which chronicle the adventures of a young james bond in the 1930s. It starts out in the 1930s when the future 007 was attending eton college.
Young readers in the demographic for this book may not be ready for the sex, sadism, and snobbery of the fleming books so these stories serve as a prelude for them so that perhaps once they are ready to dive into fleming they can do so with some distinct knowledge of what james bond is like as a literary character. Outlander fans know sam heughan for playing james jamie fraser, but the actor took a shot at becoming james bond as well. Blood fever a james bond adventure, new cover james bond adventure, a by charlie higson mint condition. The series, written by charlie higson, was originally planned to include only five novels. Im happy to report this is not the case with young bond book 2. The james bond book nobody does it better is the ultimate oral history of the 007 movies. When he goes home for break, james and another boy decide to investigate a missing boy from the area. The series features the james bond character throughout adolescence. Bond leaves eton college due to the incident with the maid, as mentioned in ian flemings novel you only live twice. Between 2005 and 2009, charlie higson penned five novels that chronicled the adventures of a young james bond at eton. Steve cole, the author of the new young james bond book shoot to kill came himself into the sports hall which. Blood fever a james bond adventure, new cover paperback march 10, 2009. Make sure you subscribe to our channel to discover more exciting videos of our books and authors. He quickly makes a couple good friends, but has his share of bullies.
The james bond literary franchise is a series of novels and short stories, first published in 1953 by ian fleming, a british author, journalist, and former naval intelligence officer. Started writing when he was ten years old, but it was a long time before he got paid for. The boy went in and started fishing, then he was never seen again. It is, however, when james is in scotland for the rest of book, at the remote home of his aunt. You can try, but the smart and curious will only become more smart and curious if you try to ban or discourage them from rea. I think you cant pick appropriate books for kids past 10. List of james bond novels and short stories wikipedia.
Charlie higson young james bond book series 1st editions, proofs and. Earlier in the year we published a top 10 books on ian fleming and james bond part 1, so it only seemed appropriate to publish a part 2 to this ever. After that there is hurricane gold where kidnap and stealing is flowing out of the book. James bond and his younger fans there are so many areas of james bond that you could write about. Young bond series also known or published as james bond adventures author. Browse the book pages for information on each of young bonds actionpacked adventures, read the missions log for the latest news and dont forget to play the games to find out how young bond you are. The bestselling young bond novels are set in the 1930s and they show how james bond s early adventures shape the man he is to become.
The complete comic strip collection by yaroslav horak, ian fleming, john mclusky and titan books staff 2016, hardcover. James starts out at a new boarding school at the age of. Best selling childrens author and lifelong fan of ian flemings james bond. When the series was first announced, fans were skeptical. A crew of young mutants hone their superpowers while being held in a secret facility against their will. Blood fever, which takes a confident quantum leap into maturity and gives bond fans of all ages one of the very best james bond novels yet written.888 841 966 1488 115 523 487 439 618 939 62 860 1438 1243 423 972 2 89 879 452 577 1666 1167 692 1072 919 1326 1132 118 1507 330 117 265 1311 170 720 306 214 1142 575 1045 495 142 1008