1. The Young Bond Shadow War Begins

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-08-23

    Today marks the beginning of the brand new Young Bond alternate reality game, The Shadow War.

    As reported on the Young Bond Dossier, author Charlie Higson announced the beginning of game during his appearance at the Edinburgh Book Festival today.

    The Shadow War, which is available to play at, comprises of seven different missions taking player through the world of Young Bond. The adventure will finally come to an end on 8 October with a live event, hosted on the game site and featuring Charlie Higson, in which players will be able to ask questions and influence the end of the game.

    The first mission begins this upcoming Wednesday, 27 August.

    In related news, lucky fans in attendance at the Edinburgh festival’s ‘Big Issue Event’ today were given an extra special treat: the chance to purchase copies of Higson’s fifth Young Bond novel, By Royal Command almost a full two weeks ahead of its publication on 3 September.

    300 copies of the book were made available at the event. Furthermore, since the jacket artwork remains embargoed until the September publication, these fans were also got the first look at the cover.

    Click here for the full report on the special event at the Young Bond Dossier.

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