SilverFin, which was published in March
this year, has sold 125,000 copies in the UK alone, and
was in the Top Ten of the Children's Bestseller lists for
11 weeks. In the book, readers are introduced to a 13-year
old James Bond, who gets involved in an evil plot in the
Scottish Highlands while in his first year at Eton.
BloodFever is set largely in Sardinia, where James is spending
his summer holidays, and features, in Charlie Higson's words,
"pirates, bandits, art thieves and a shoot-out in a
cave; everything you could want from a James Bond book."
It is the second in a planned series of five Young Bond
The book jacket was revealed earlier this morning on the official website, www.youngbond.com. The Young Bond series has been commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications, owners of the James Bond literary copyright.
Francesca Dow, Managing Director of Puffin, said: "We
are delighted with the success of SilverFin and anticipate
a huge second bestseller in BloodFever. Gritty, action-packed
and villain-ridden - it is unputdownable."
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