Blood Fever is the second novel in the Young Bond series depicting Ian Fleming's superspy James Bond as a teenager in the 1930s. The novel, written by Charlie Higson, was released in the UK on January 5, 2006 by Puffin Books and is currently slated for release in the U.S. by Miramax Books/Hyperion on June 1, 2006.
Similar to SilverFin, Blood Fever will feature James Bond as a teenage boy attending Eton College. On summer vacation Bond will travel to Sardinia where according to Charlie Higson Bond will encounter pirates, bandits, art thieves and be involved in a shoot-out in a cave. Young James will also learn to snorkel and skin dive in this book, and will endure what author Higson calls "a nasty torture scene."
Plot summary from U.S. advance proof: Following his adventures in the Scottish Highlands, James Bond is back at Eton, where he has joined the risk-taking Danger Society. Summer vacation is on the horizon, and James is looking forward to a school trip to the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia, and the opportunity to spend some time with his reclusive cousin Victor. But all is not as it appears. James soon discovers that the seemingly peaceful island harbors some strange secrets. Before long, Victor's house has been ransacked and important pieces of artwork have been stolen. James learns that the Millenaria--a ruthless Roman society long thought to be extinguished--is still active. He suspects the impetuous millionaire Count Ugo Carnifex may be behind it. But one of his teachers has been acting strangely as well...As a young girl's life hangs in the balance, it's up to James to uncover an intricate conspiracy that will take him head-to-head with enemies more ruthless than he could have imagined.
- Blood Fever's working title according to Charlie Higson was Double M. Other rejected titles were Blood Sport, Blood Sisters, Death Sting, The Zodiac Web, Dance Before You Die, and Vendetta.
- Review: A More Mature Young Bond
- Official Young Bond website
- CommanderBond.net Blood Fever coverage
- MI6.co.uk - Full Blood Fever coverage
|Young Bond Series|
SilverFin (2005) -- Blood Fever (2006) -- Double or Die (2007) -- Hurricane Gold (2007) -- By Royal Command (2008) -- "A Hard Man to Kill" (2009)