Blood Fever (Young Bond)
|Format:||Paperback, 400 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 05 January 2006|
File Note: Strictly Confidential - Authorised Personnel Only. Subject: James Bond. Description: Age 13. Dark hair; blue eyes; tall for age; surprisingly strong; fluent French, good German. Essential components: A Mediterranean mystery. One kidnapped girl - feisty, blond, superfit Amy Goodenough, sister of James' best friend Mark. One villainous pirate - Zoltan Magyr. Mysterious Latin-speaking men lurking near Eton. One fast car.
About the Author
Charlie Higson is a well-known writer of screenplays and adult thriller novels. He's also a performer, co-creator of The Fast Show, and can currently be seen on BBC in Swiss Toni. Recently, people have begun to question whether this the whole truth - or whether, in fact, it's an elaborate cover for a far more dangerous, secret career. Silverfin was his first book for young readers.
Gr 5-8-A spring cruise around the Greek isles turns into a massacre aboard the Goodenough family's boat, the Siren. The only surviving member, Amy, is held hostage by a powerful outlaw named Zoltan the Magyar. Meanwhile, still in his first year at Eton, James Bond is invited to join a secret club, the Danger Society, composed of boys who thrive on excitement. While thrill seeking one evening, he narrowly escapes detection and stumbles upon a society far bigger and more dangerous than his own. Afraid of being expelled, he tells only his roommates and closest friends of the incident. When he goes to Sardinia on a school trip, he's reminded of that night, experiences vertigo, and comes surprisingly close to the Goodenough's killers. When he visits his cousin Victor, the house is ransacked and art work is stolen. James must expose a complex conspiracy. Charlie Higson's second installment (Hyperion, 2006) in the series mimics formulaic Fleming and does a fine job foreshadowing his future which is fraught with danger. Nathaniel Parker's depiction of young Bond is convincing, and he captures the multifaceted complexities of Zoltan and the detestable lisp of Oogo Carnifax. A high seas adventure, a land chase, gladiator fights, and Mediterranean festivals make Blood Fever a satisfying listen for middle school students.-Ann Crewdson, Issaquah Library, Kings County Library System, WA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Puffin Books|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 2.0 centimetres (0.37 kg)|