The title of the third Young James Bond novel
by author Charlie Higson will be decided by - you!
Voting is now open...
Voting For Young Bond Book 3 Title
3rd September 2006
In an unprecedented nationwide ballot, Britain
is to decide the title of the third
book in the super-selling Young Bond series, written by Charlie
Higson and due to be published by Puffin Books on 4th January
Voting for the nation’s preferred title
starts today, Tuesday 3rd October, at 9am and closes at midnight
on the 3rd November. To cast your vote, and become part of James
Bond history, visit www.youngbond.com.
There are three possible titles, chosen by the author, Charlie
Double or Die
The Deadlock Cipher
To help you decide, there is an exclusive
extract from Young Bond 3 on the Young Bond website and
a note from Charlie Higson about the three titles he has
picked. The title will be kept a closely guarded secret
until publication and revealed at an as yet undisclosed,
central London location on the 3rd January 2007.
The Young Bond series follows the daredevil
adventures of James Bond as an Eton school boy in the 1930s.
The third instalment in a planned series of five titles,
written by Charlie Higson, sees the young James Bond pitted
against the dangerous criminal underworld of interwar London,
a world of illegal gambling dens, Cambridge spies and East
End gangs. Here you’ll read about the experiences
which turned the boy into the steely and ruthless secret
agent that Bond becomes as an adult.
The first books in the Young Bond series,
SilverFin (published in March 2005) and Blood Fever (published
in January 2006) enjoyed tremendous success. SilverFin sold
over 190,000 copies and spent ten weeks in the top-ten and
Blood Fever went straight to number one in the bestsellers
Above: James Bond in SilverFin
All voters have a chance to win one of a limited
number of tickets to the central London event and discover, before
anyone else, the title of Young Bond 3.
You can also cast your vote by text:
DOUBLE OR DIE text DOUBLE to 60022
N.E.M.E.S.I.S text ENEMY to 60022
THE DEADLOCK CIPHER text LOCK to 60022
Texts cost your normal rate. For full terms and conditions
The third book in the Young James Bond series by author Charlie
Higson is now available to pre-order. Young Bond Book 3 will be
published on January 4th 2007 Puffin Books in the UK as a paperback
and audiobook. The third adventure will weigh in at 352 pages. You
can pre-order now:
Young Bond Book 3 - Paperback (Amazon UK)
Young Bond Book 3 - Audiobook (Amazon UK)
With kidnap, violence, explosions, and murder, it was no ordinary
weekend. But then, James Bond is no ordinary boy...In a North
London cemetery, a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious
letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher
the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous
gambles. Once the code is cracked, he has just 48 hours to save
the professor from the dark forces that threaten to destroy them
both. And if the professor can't escape, it's not only his future
under threat. It's the rest of the world's...
The third book will take place predominantly
in 1930s London and feature one of the world's first computers
as a central plot device.
Higson's formula for the series so far
has been to follow the pattern laid out by Ian
Fleming, so this third novel will be based around the
structure of "Moonraker".
Higson said of his third Young Bond adventure,
"There's lots of action, several nasty deaths, a car
chase, a couple of explosions, a set of evil villains, a
beautiful girl, and a climax in the old London docklands
(when is was still full of ships)".
Stay tuned to MI6 for the latest news on
Young Bond developments.
Left: Author Charlie Higson