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.
king and country."
By Royal Command sees James Bond thrown into the midst of a dangerous, spy-ridden
plot that threatens to put both King and country at risk. Set between the
two World Wars and moving between Eton and the chilling slopes of the Austrian
Alps, By Royal Command sees the young James Bond put to the test as never
before. Not only are his bravery and loyalty on trial, but the arrival
of a pretty, young maid at Eton also teaches him a lesson of the heart.
About The Author
Several authors were approached by Ian Fleming Publications to write the Young
Bond series. They were gathered in a secret mountain hideaway and sat around
a huge marble-topped table. Charlie Higson pulled a lever and the other authors
disappeared into a shark-infested tank. So Charlie got the job and the Young
Bond series is a phenomenal No. 1 bestselling success. Charlie Higson is
also a well-known writer of screenplays and novels, as well as a performer
and co-creator of The Fast Show.
James Bond is the most famous spy the world has ever known. His life in the shadowy
world of the British Secret Services was brilliantly documented in fourteen
classic books by Ian Fleming, from Casino Royale to Octopussy. Ian Fleming
wrote about James Bond over fifty years ago. He was uniquely placed to chronicle
Bond's secret-service career - he was himself involved at a high level in intelligence-gathering
operations in World War II.
Above: UK paperback artwork (the
white regions are embossed silver), released May 28th,
Above: USA hardback first edition