After being relatively quiet on the Young James Bond front for several weeks, the Young Bond Dossier reports that author Charlie Higson has checked in with a major update on his fifth and final Young Bond novel.
Although we continue to refer to this novel as Young Bond 5, Higson says that a title has been chosen, adding that it was not The Shadow War, Diamond Rain, Dynamite Kiss, or any of the other working titles previously mentioned. Beyond that, Higson only said the final title is Flemingesque and he’s very pleased with it.
Higson also confirmed that Young Bond 5 will echo back to the original Ian Fleming adventures with the inclusion of Hannes Oberhauser, James Bond’s climbing and skiing instructor, first introduced in the 1966 publication of Octopussy & The Living Daylights.
As the Dossier points out, Oberhauser was an important man in Bond’s life and ‘something of a father figure to [him] when he happened to need one.’
A mere week behind schedule in delivering this manuscript after a very busy 2007 (Higson has been writing the novel in Italy for the past month), the Young Bond 5 release date still stands at 4 September 2008.
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