Category:Young Bond novels
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The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Young Bond – 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. The series, written by Charlie Higson, was planned to include only five novels, however, after the release of the fifth novel. Since the release of the first novel, SilverFin, in 2005, the series has very successful and has led to further works including games, a graphic novel. English-language versions of the books are published by Puffin Books in the United Kingdom, according to Charlie Higson, Ian Fleming Publications initially planned for him to only write one novel and that every subsequent novel would be written by a rotating author. This plan fell apart and Higson agreed to author future books in the series, however, comments made by Higson in an interview could suggest that after Higsons five books are completed, the series may be continued by another author. SilverFin, In 1933, thirteen-year-old James Bond arrives at Eton College for boys for the first time to continue his schooling, there he meets an American bully and his arms dealing father, Lord Randolph Hellebore. While on Easter break, Bonds adventure continues in the Highlands of Scotland, teaming up with Red Kelly, James finally reaches a castle and a loch and discovers a deadly secret. Blood Fever, In 1933, James Bond is back at Eton where he is now a member of a secret risk-taking club known as the Danger Society. When summer vacation arrives, Bond goes on a trip to the Italian island of Sardinia where he stays with his much older cousin Victor. While there, James investigates a Roman secret society known as the Millenaria that has planned throughout history to restore the Roman Empire and it seems the Millenaria are still active and are led by the sinister Count Ugo Carnifex. Double or Die, The third Young Bond novel is set entirely in England during Christmas, the book involves Russian spies attempting to build an early computer. The title of the book was chosen by fans via an online poll, Hurricane Gold, The fourth Young Bond novel, Hurricane Gold, is set in Mexico and the Caribbean. The book was released on 6 September 2007 in the UK, the book contains many references to Mayan mythology and much of the end is focused on it. By Royal Command, The fifth Young Bond novel was released in the UK on 3 September 2008, in this book, James Bond falls in love with his Irish maid, Roan. Bond leaves Eton College due to the incident with the maid and this book is set in multiple European countries including Austria, England, France, Germany and Switzerland. The Royal Family and the British secret service also play a part in the plot, the Young Bond Rough Guide to London, Puffin Books/Rough Guides 64-page booklet featuring London locations from Double or Die. Danger Society, The Young Bond Dossier, Puffin Books Complete and definitive guide to the world and it includes the Young Bond short story A Hard Man to Kill by Charlie Higson. An original Young Bond short story by Charlie Higson titled A Hard Man to Kill was published in the companion book Danger Society, The Young Bond Dossier on 29 October 2009
2. James Bond (literary character) – Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR, is a fictional character created by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics, Fleming wrote twelve Bond novels and two short story collections, although the last two books—The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights—were published posthumously. The Bond character is a Secret Service agent, code number 007, residing in London but active internationally. Bond has a number of traits which run throughout the books, including an enjoyment of cars, a love of food and drink. There have also other authors who wrote one book each, Kingsley Amis, Sebastian Faulks, Jeffery Deaver, William Boyd. Additionally, a series of novels based on Bonds youth—Young Bond—was written by Charlie Higson, as spin-offs from the literary works, there was a television adaptation of the first novel, Casino Royale, in which Bond was played as an American agent. A comic strip also ran in the Daily Express newspaper. There have been 26 Bond films, seven actors have played Bond in these films, the central figure in Ian Flemings work was the fictional character of James Bond, an intelligence officer in the Secret Service. Bond was also known by his number,007, and was a Royal Naval Reserve Commander. During World War II, Ian Fleming had mentioned to friends that he wanted to write a spy novel. It was not until 1952, however, shortly before his wedding to his pregnant girlfriend, Ann Charteris and he finished work on the manuscript in just over a month, completing it on 18 March 1952. Fleming went on to write a total of twelve Bond novels, the last two books—The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights—were published posthumously. Among those types were his brother, Peter, whom Fleming worshipped, sir Fitzroy Maclean was another figure mentioned as a possibility, based on his wartime work behind enemy lines in the Balkans, as was the MI6 double agent Dušan Popov. Distinct similarities between the protagonist in The Life Line, Mark Chalmers and James Bond have been highlighted by spy writer, Nigel West. On another occasion Fleming said, I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, James Bond was much better than something more interesting, like Peregrine Carruthers. Exotic things would happen to and around him, but he would be a neutral figure—an anonymous, after Fleming met the ornithologist and his wife, he described them as a charming couple who are amused by the whole joke. In the first draft of Casino Royale he decided to use the name James Secretan as Bonds cover name while on missions, Bonds number—007—was assigned by Fleming in reference to one of British naval intelligences key achievements of World War I, the breaking of the German diplomatic code. One of the German documents cracked and read by the British was the Zimmermann Telegram, which was coded 0075, facially, Bond resembles the composer, singer and actor Hoagy Carmichael
3. Blood Fever – Blood Fever is the second novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Flemings superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The novel, written by Charlie Higson, was released in the United Kingdom on 5 January 2006 by Puffin Books, zoltans men ransack the vessel and in the process murder Amys father who was unwilling to part with his priceless possessions. When Amy fails to get revenge by throwing a knife at Zoltan and hitting him in the shoulder, she is taken prisoner, following the adventure SilverFin, James Bond is back at Eton where he is now a member of a secret risk-taking club known as the Danger Society. As summer vacation looms, James is given the opportunity to go to Sardinia on a trip with one of his professors, Peter Haight. While there Bond would also be able to visit his cousin, prior to leaving, Bond learns of the tragedy that took place on the Goodenoughs yacht from his friend, Mark Goodenough, Amys brother who attends Eton. Once arriving in Sardinia, James and his classmates begin a tour of the country to learn its history, during which Bond is poisoned and almost killed. To get away and relax, Bond departs from his classmates to spend time with his Cousin Victor, his artist friend Poliponi, and his teenage servant Mauro. While there Victor is host to the Count Ugo Carnifex, a man who is identified as the leader of the reorganized Millenaria that plans once again to restore the glory of the Roman Empire. Later Bond is once again reunited with his classmates who are now in a town near Carnifexs palace, during one night, Bond sneaks into the palace and finds Amys cell, but is unable to rescue her and instead informs Peter Haight. Things go bad, however, when Haight reveals himself to be a servant of Carnifex and had earlier attempted to poison. Bond is later rescued by Mauros sister, Vendetta, who kisses him consistently, having put up with Carnifex for as long as he could bear, Zoltan turns against Carnifex by flooding his palace leaving it in ruins. Carnifexs sea plane is swept away by the water and flies straight into the count, just prior, Bond sneaks into the palace with the help of Vendetta, much to her dismay, to rescue Amy. Vendetta is reluctant to let Bond go and attacks him, Bond convinces her not to follow and, for good measure, he gives her a kiss of his own. After the destruction of the palace, Bond and Amy return to Victor Delacroixs villa, Bond and Amy are saved, however, by Zoltan the Magyar who gives his life for their protection in the process. The grief-stricken Amy hugs Bond for comfort, Amy and Bond arrive at Victors villa. After skinny dipping and lying on the beach, they go up together, however, Jana Carnifex, Ugos sister, is waiting for them. Bond tricks her, however, by jumping off the rock and she slips and falls into a bed of sea urchins, where she finally dies from the pain and poison. As Bond and Amy wade to the surface, Amy suddenly steps on a sea urchin, Bond knows exactly how to remove it
4. By Royal Command – By Royal Command is the fifth novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Flemings superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The novel, written by Charlie Higson, takes place in 1934, locations include The Alps, England, France, Lisbon, and Vienna. By Royal Command was published in hardcover by Puffin Books in the UK on September 3,2008, cover art was not revealed until the day of publication. The paperback was released on May 28,2009, and includes an extract from a new Young Bond short story by Charlie Higson, by Royal Command was released by Disney-Hyperion in the U. S. on May 18,2010. Cover artwork is by Owen Richardson, in Lisbon, OGPU Colonel Irina Sedova, also known as Babushka, visits the leader of the Communist Cell in Portugal. However, she realizes that he isnt the cell leader. He vainly tries to kill her but Sedovas bulletproof vest protects her and she then finds a sheet of paper with a name from the past on it, James Bond. During this time, Bond is on his way for a skiing trip in Austria when he runs afoul of a group of Hitler Youth members who call him a cheater for having won a game of poker. He beats them, gives back their money, and tells them to play with good grace. Some time later, he arrives in Austria where he realizes that he is being followed, when he arrives at his hotel, he is still being followed. There, he meets with his friend Andrew Carlton and his teacher Mr. Merriot, during a skiing outing, Bond goes after one of his classmates who is drunk and they get caught in an avalanche. After saving himself and his classmate, Bond is hospitalised and hears a man crying out about his cousin named Jürgen who is going to be killed and he later finds out this man was the Graf Von Schlick. Bond also meets the new maid, Roan Power and he finds himself falling in love with her and starts to spend time with her, although doing so brings him unwanted attention from Theo Bentinck. She takes him to meet her friend, an Irishman named Dandy OKeefe, during this meeting, Bond accidentally meets the Princesses, Elizabeth and Mary but doesnt recognize them. A few days later, he is invited to a party given by the Prince of Wales where he meets the mysterious Graf Otto von Schlick, on the 4 June King George V comes to Eton and Bond spots Sedova among the crowd. After preventing the attempt and escaping with a knife, Bond goes after Dandy. Bond is saved by the man who followed him in Austria when he shoots Dandy, the teacher reveals that he works for MI6 and that they have been keeping an eye on him. He tells Bond that Dandy and Roan are working for a Communist cell and they want Bond to get Roan to talk
5. Double or Die – Double Or Die is the third novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Flemings superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The novel, written by Charlie Higson, was released in the United Kingdom by Puffin Books on 4 January 2007, a special hardcover Limited Collectors Edition was released as a Waterstones Bookstore exclusive on 25 October 2007. The title was announced on 3 January 2007 at the book launch at Waterstones in Piccadilly. The alternative titles which were available for the public to vote for were N. E. M. E. S. I. S. and The Deadlock Cipher. The storys prologue is set in Highgate Cemetery, where Professor Alexis Fair burn, Fair burn manages to leave the piece of paper with which he was tracing. The story itself starts with young James Bond and his friend, Perry Mandeville, out of the blue, a letter to Pritpal from Fair burn comes, regarding Fairburns resignation from Eton. To House Master Codrose and Headmaster Elliot, the mistakes are due to Fair burns scatterbrained personality and eccentricity, James and Pritpal work towards trying to decipher them - the first of them are easy - some wrong names in the letter translate into Solve seven cryptic clues. However, they have to get photographs of the letter. Eventually, they get it and continue, James decides to come along to the meeting, but all the man does is play a game of Hearts, during which James wins five pounds. The man gives his name as Ivar Peterson, who is a professor at Cambridge University, however, James and Pritpal do not believe him. James arranges with Perry to go to Cambridge University during Perrys fathers birthday leave, before James can go to London, there is a break in at the school. James is sure that the intruder was intending to take something related to Fairburn, James decides to leave for London with Perry at once and learns that one more clue, when solved, says that Fair burn has actually been kidnapped. As he and Perry drive to London, they spy an old Bentley that is for sale, eventually, they arrive in London and James goes off to Cambridge University to find Peterson. However, when he goes into his office, he discovers that Peterson has been murdered with an Apache revolver bayonet, the killer is, in fact, still in the room, and James flees before he can be attacked. James then reads a letter that he took from Petersons desk, before he can work out what it means, the killer James had seen arrives with his accomplice. James flees in his Bramford and Martin, but the men give chase and he manages to escape the vehicle before it explodes and hides under a bridge. James passes out from the cold and wakes up in a hospital, after managing to steal a suit and shoes, James returns to Perrys house. The two realise that John Charnage is actually Sir John Charnage, a businessman whose father used to own a chemical factory
6. Hurricane Gold – Hurricane Gold is the fourth novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Flemings superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The novel is set in Mexico and the Caribbean and it was first published in the UK in September 2007. Two American children are abducted by criminals searching for military plans stolen by their father, James Bond attempts to protect them by masquerading as a young Mexican thief and joining the gang. They journey through a Mexico and eventually arrive at the Caribbean island Lagrimas Negras and they will be kept there for the rest of their lives unless they complete La Avenida de Muerte. Hurricane gold, according to the character El Huracán, is a legendary Mayan treasure which is cursed, the US Navy documents are the hurricane gold in this story, since everyone who possesses it is destroyed by the people who seek to possess it. The book starts with a prologue on Lagrimas Negras, a haven for criminals in the Caribbean. The boss, El Huracán, informs his guests that one of them has broken the rule against contacting the outside world. Robert King is tricked into confessing, then made to run La Avenida de Muerte and he is killed by a jaguar less than halfway through. Following the events in Double or Die, James Bond travels to Mexico with his Aunt Charmian, in the fishing village of Tres Hermanas, Angel Corona, a young Mexican pickpocket who closely resembles James, steals Charmians bag. Corona is subdued and soon arrested by the local police, while Jack Stone, an American flying ace and friend of Charmians flies Charmian to Palenque. During a devastating hurricane, some led by a Mrs Theda Glass enter the Stone house. James knocks one of the gunmen, Manny, out of the window, the youngsters hide from the gangsters and the storm in an underground ice house. After the storm, James takes the Stone children to town in Jack Stones Duesenberg, JJ is nearly killed, but is rescued by Garcia, Jamess sailor friend. When JJ and Precious are captured by the four robbers, James passes himself off as Angel Corona to join the gang. The names of the criminals are Strabo, Whatzat and Sakata. The Japanese gangster Sakata befriends James and teaches him ju-jitsu, Mrs. Glass takes the group to an old oil field in order to get tools and explosives to open the safe. Sakata had been sent to steal the plans, which would be valuable to the Japanese in the event of a war. However, the documents are not in the safe, so presumably Stone had not removed them from his plane, Whatzat attacks James and drowns to death, and Garcia attempts to take JJ to Veracruz for treatment but is killed by Strabo
7. Shoot to Kill (Cole novel) – Shoot to Kill is a novel written by Steve Cole, the first continuation entry in the Young Bond series. Cole took over from Charlie Higson who left the series in 2009 after his final instalment A Hard Man to Kill. Shoot to Kill features Ian Flemings spy, James Bond in his years, finding himself troubled in the outskirts of Los Angeles. It was followed Heads You Die in May 2016, before leaving, a new school friend discovers some shocking film footage which propels James Bond and company on an adventure. Outline of James Bond Official Young Bond website - Full Shoot to Kill coverage
8. SilverFin – SilverFin is the first novel in the Young Bond series that depicts Ian Flemings superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The United States edition, which was edited for content, was released on April 27,2005 by Miramax Books. SilverFins success spawned a game published by PlayerOne on January 5,2006 in conjunction with the release of the second novel in the Young Bond series. The game features 3 locations,15 levels, and a variety of enemies that the player must avoid, because Ian Fleming never explicitly said when James Bond was born, Ian Fleming Publications and Charlie Higson chose the year 1920 as his birth year. SilverFin is broken up into three parts in addition to a prologue, in the prologue, an unnamed school boy is attacked by eels, attracted to a bleeding fishhook cut, while fishing in Loch Silverfin. Then from nowhere a mysterious eel-like man runs and jumps into the loch, the first part of the book chronicles James Bonds starting attendance at Eton College, which is one of the best schools in England. There he meets Pritpal, the son of an Indian Maharajah, the two become good friends and live together in the dorms along with another of his friends, a Chinese boy named Tommy Chong. Bond also comes into contact with George Hellebore, an American bully three years older than James, georges father, Lord Randolph Hellebore is an armament dealer who sold weapons to various countries after World War I. It is later revealed that Lord Hellebore knew Bonds father, Andrew Bond, Lord Hellebore arrives at Eton to direct and host a tournament cup for the boys. Bond places seventh in shooting, fourth in his heat in swimming, George tries to trip James with his leg but loses his balance and falls into a mud puddle. Because Bond won first in running, Andrew Carlton is the winner and George Hellebore came in place in the cup overall. The second part of the details the spring break. James travels to Scotland to meet with his Aunt Charmian who is visiting Bonds ailing uncle, Max, both Charmian and Max are siblings of Bonds father, Andrew. It is also in part of the novel that Higson reveals the details of Bonds parents death. While travelling to Scotland, Bond befriends a boy named Red Kelly who is travelling to the same place in search for his missing cousin. James also meets a girl called Wilder who loves riding horses, while staying at his uncles place Bond learns how to drive his uncles car and finds out that his uncle was a spy during World War I. Bond also learns that Lord Randolph Hellebore owns a stretch of land nearby that includes Loch Silverfin. However, they discover the detective dead and eaten in Loch Silverfin