Sunday, January 15, 2006

Charlie Higson: Blood Fever

Nicolette Jones names Charlie Higson's second volume of the Young Bond series as the Times "Children's Book of the Week."

Jones writes, "Charlie Higson’s first Young Bond book, Silver Fin, has sold 150,000 copies. In this substantial second volume, Higson has got into his stride." Blood Fever (the second volume in the series), Jones finds, "is an action adventure with lots of fights but, to Higson’s credit, death, even for the villains, is never trivial, and violence has lingering consequences. Many of the characters are more than stereotypes, with complicated motives and particular eccentricities."

Blood Fever will be published in the U.S. in June. Silver Fin is available now.