The Names Bond, James Bond. The immortal phrase of the legendary secret agent 007. But have you ever wondered what Bond would have been like as a kid like you or me. Well now you can find out in the Young Bond series by writer and actor Charlie Higson. The first book ‘SilverFin’ starts at Eton school in the 1930, a very different world to the one in which we live now. The Young Bond is new to the school and is feeling very daunted about all the rules and regulations of this new place. Soon after he is taken under the wing of an Indian boy Bond is to mess with (cook dinner). His name is Pritpal Nindra and he is probably Bond’s best friend at Eton. Soon there is an announcement that there is a new competition starting at the school for the lower school only called The Hellebore cup founded by the father of Bond’s worst enemy in the school George Hellebore. Well I wont keep going on, but it is a great read and I really recommend it.
The Blurb: Before the name became a legend. Before the boy became the man. Meet James Bond. SilverFin - the first Young Bond title by Charlie Higson. Get to know the teenager who became the world's most iconic spy. With an authentic '30s setting and meticulous research, Charlie Higson has created a teenage James Bond who is absolutely true to Ian Fleming's creation. There is action, adventure, a terrifying villain and, of course, a beautiful girl.
Bloodfever Is the next in the young Bond series and Its such an extensive book that I couldn’t do it by myself so I enlisted the help of MI6.co.uk which did this absolutely BRILIANT synopsis of Bloodfever .
Whilst part of the
Goodenough family are spending time in
After already spending
It is during one of the society’s meetings that things start to go wrong, as one of the members has been spotted trying to attend the meet; leaving each man for himself in a race to get back to their rooms before they are all found out. During the rush back, Bond hears people talking in Latin and finds his way into a strange room with an eerie painting. Not having time to hang around he races back, only to arrive just in time.
Bond's Aunt is going
overseas for a while and will not be able to look after him over the vacation
period, but the youngster's luck is in; the school is going on a trip to
Meanwhile the pirate,
Zoltan, is taking his treasure including his captives to Ugo. Its here that the
Count decides to kill the teacher and take Amy for himself. Later, during a
visit of the fortress, Bond decides that something is not quite right. After a
long street festival in the village below, where Bond meets his friends from
Whilst back at the
stronghold he learns what Ugo is planning, and that Amy Goodenough is being
held against her will. James tries to rescue her, but fails and is caught by
one of his teachers at
Luckily for Bond he is rescued by a mysterious girl, taken to the safety of her village and nursed back to health. The people of the village and other settlements around the island don’t like Ugo, and an assault on his fortress is planned. However, before it can be put into action the plotters are attacked and only saved by the villain's henchman who has decided to switch sides.
Zoltan decides that he is going to blow up the dam in order to destroy Ugo and his fortress, whilst Bond races to save Amy. Both of them succeed. The world can now sleep that little bit safer.
Wow, that’s much better than I could do. Well that’s the end of the James Bond series. The next masterpiece is coming out in 2007. So that’s me signing out! Look out for my Harry Potter page.
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