MI6 takes at indepth look at the characters in Blood
Fever - the second book in the Young James Bond series
Young Bond: Blood Fever - Characters
11th April 2007
The character we all know and love embarks upon an adventure
that to most would be a terrifying one-off. Whilst on a school
trip to Sardinia he is pushed to his limits. Only bravery skill
and determination will keep him one step ahead of the opposition
and even then it’s more of a shuffle. Though still a
schoolboy, it is obvious to see that this individual shows potential.
Above: The young James Bond and Amy Goodenough
Amy is a tough and determined individual that has all the necessary requirements
for a Bond girl. She is almost James’ equal however is still little
emotionally needy after her father was killed aboard their yacht by Zoltan’s
henchmen. It’s a strange relationship that is shared between herself
and the murderous pirate, however at times he is her best chance of survival.
Though throughout it is obvious that she intends to take revenge for her
Fathers death it seems that no one will ever find out how the pirate meets
Count Ugo Carnifex
Carnifex is a criminal mastermind who, like Victor, has
a taste for the finer things in life. The Count has plans
rebuild an empire on par with that of the Romans and
has a mountain fortress where he is hatching his plans.
His love of art has brought him to rely on smugglers
and thieves to acquire it for him from all over the world.
Carnifex has a hatred of dirt stemming from an unfortunate
situation during the war. Almost equal to this is the
Magyar’s opinion of his boss which for sometime
has been diminishing.
Above: US hardback cover artwork
Bond - Book 2: Blood Fever
Zoltan is one of the henchmen to Count Carnifex and as such has to serve by acquiring
rare art by force from around the world. Like almost all henchmen in the Bond
world, Zoltan's aspirations are nothing compared to those of his master. A
smuggler by trade the Magyar will stop at nothing to get what he and his master
However this is about to change.
Vendetta is from a small town family of bandits. She is rugged
yet caring and emotionally needy, the perfect recipe
for a love of the young Bond. She has no problems with taking
life, indeed she's no stranger to violence and death, her father
was killed when she was thirteen by a rival bandit family.
Her emotional clinginess grows on her after she nurses Bond
back to health over the period of several weeks.
Above: Vendetta and
Count Ugo Carnifex
Victor is James' older cousin, who lives on Sardinia with his
lover Poliponi. He enjoys the relaxing life that the island
allows him to maintain and appreciates the peace and tranquility
that it has to offer. But Victor cannot remain anonymous and
unhindered forever, his home houses a collection of fine art
that is ripe for the picking by Count Carnifex's henchmen.
Victor is not the only one on the Island who likes the finer
things in life
Smiler is the Count’s head henchman and assassin. He has
gotten the name Smiler because of the scars that he bears on
his cheeks, which he received for betraying his last gang. This
is one very tough individual from Glasgow who is not afraid to
get his hands dirty for the cause.