Following the Young Bond series, Charlie Higson’s second novel has been published. Titled the The Dead it continues the story that began with 2009’s The Enemy about a group of kids that survived a worldwide sickness that effected all the adults turning them into zombies. The Enemy was recently released in the United States this year.
What the publisher (Puffin) has to say:
A terrible disease is striking everyone over the age of fourteen.
Death walks the streets.
Nowhere is safe.
Maxie, Blue and the rest of the Holloway crew aren’t the only kids trying to escape the ferocious adults who prey on them.
Jack and Ed are best friends, but their battle to stay alive tests their friendship to the limit as they go on the run with a mismatched group of other kids – nerds, fighters, misfits. And one adult. Greg, a butcher, who claims he’s immune to the disease.
They must work together if they want to make it in this terrifying new world. But as a fresh disaster threatens to overwhelm London, they realize they won’t all survive
You can pick up The Dead from Amazon.co.uk. Following the same schedule that Higson’s books have in the past, it will likely make its way to the United States around May 2011.
In other related news, Higson’s official site, http://www.charliehigson.co.uk, was recently launched offering news and information on his current and past works. The site was designed by Frequency who also designed Anthony Horowitz’s site. Higson’s site also includes a forum where you can discuss his many projects. Not to dissuade you from joining, but the biggest and best place to discuss Higson’s works, at least for Bond, is right here at CommanderBond.net (hey, it’s just worth noting – again).