Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Young Bond returns to the USA

Young James Bond is BACK in the USA in Charlie Higson’s third Young Bond novel, Double or Die. Released today by Hyperion Books for Children, the UK bestseller finds James searching for a kidnapped teacher in the darkest and most dangerous corners of 1930s London. (Click for review)

The new Double or Die U.S. hardcover sports breathtaking cover art by Kev Walker (who will provide artwork for the SilverFin graphic novel later this year). An unabridged Double or Die audiobook read by Nathaniel Parker is also released today by Random House as a 7 CD set ($37.00) and as an audio download ($18.95).

Says author Charlie Higson, Double or Die is a new start for Young Bond in the states and I’m very excited about its release.”

Sunday, April 20, 2008

U.S. covers for Devil May Care and Quantum of Solace

Cover art for the U.S. editions of Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks and the Quantum of Solace Ian Fleming short story collection have been revealed.


Monday, April 14, 2008

'By Royal Command' promo art and plot synopsis

Puffin Books has released promotional art and a fantastic all-new plot synopsis for Charlie Higson's fifth Young Bond novel, By Royal Command.

Following a treacherous rescue mission high in the freezing Alps, James Bond is preparing for life back at Eton. But James is under surveillance; his every move is being watched. He alone holds the clue to a sinister plot that will bring bloodshed and carnage to his school - and his country.

Forced to flee from Eton to Austria, James must leave behind everything he knows, with only a beautiful - and dangerous - girl by his side.

Soon he is trapped in a deadly war of secrets and lies, as a nightmare reunion with a bitter enemy plunges him once more into the face of death.

Life for James Bond will never be the same again.

By Royal Command will be released in the UK as a hardcover and audiobook on September 4, 2008.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

No 'Double or Die' U.S. book tour

Disappointing news today for U.S. Young Bond fans. It appears Charlie Higson will not be making a U.S. book tour promoting the release of Double or Die.

Charlie previously “crossed the pond” for the releases of SilverFin and Blood Fever.

Double or Die will be published by Hyperion Books for Children on April 22. An unabridged U.S. audiobook from Random House is scheduled for release on the same day. Says Charlie Higson, “Double or Die is a new start for Young Bond in the states and I’m very excited about its release.”

Source: The Young Bond Dossier


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