''Young Bond'' is a series of five young adult spy novels by Charlie Higson featuring Crreator/IanFleming's secret agent Literature/JamesBond as a young teenage boy attending school at Eton College in the 1930s. The series was originally planned to include only five novels, however, after the release of the fifth novel, a second series has been mentioned as a possibility.

Since the release of the first novel ''[=SilverFin=]'' in 2005, the series has become very successful and has led to further works including games, a graphic novel and even a supplemental travel guide. The last book, ''By Royal Command'', was published in September 2008.

[[WordOfGod According to Charlie Higson]], Ian Fleming Publications initially planned for him to only write one novel and that every subsequent novel would be written by a rotating author, possibly similar to the defunct [[Literature/ColonelSun Robert Markham pseudonym]] of the late 1960s. This plan fell apart and Higson agreed to author future books in the series. However, comments made by Higson in an interview could suggest that after Higson's five books are completed, the series may be continued by another author.


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* ''[=SilverFin=]'' (2005): In 1933, thirteen-year-old James Bond arrives at Eton College for boys for the first time to continue his schooling. There he meets an American bully and his arms dealing father, Lord Randolph Hellebore. While on Easter break, Bond's adventure continues in the Highlands of Scotland where James investigates a local boy's disappearance. Teaming up with Red Kelly, the boy's Cockney cousin, James finally reaches a castle and a loch which is home to the Hellebores and discovers their deadly secret.

* ''Blood Fever'' (2006): In 1933, James Bond is back at Eton where he is now a member of a secret risk-taking club known as the Danger Society. When summer vacation arrives Bond goes on a field trip to the Italian island of Sardinia where he stays with his much older cousin Victor. While there, James investigates a Roman secret society known as the Millenaria that had plans throughout history to restore the Roman Empire. It seems the Millenaria are still active and are led by the sinister Count Ugo Carnifex.

* ''Double or Die'' (2007): The third Young Bond novel is set entirely in England during Christmas and finds James searching for a missing school master in the darkest corners of London. The book involves Russian spies attempting to build an early computer. The title of the book was chosen by fans via an online poll and kept secret until the day of publication.

* ''Hurricane Gold'' (2007): The fourth Young Bond novel, ''Hurricane Gold'', is set in Mexico and the Caribbean. The plot is centered around Bond trying to foil the robbery of a team of professional criminals, only to end up following them around Mexico and eventually to a mysterious Caribbean island called Lagrimas Negras. The book contains many references to Mayan mythology and much of the end is focused on it.

* ''By Royal Command'' (2008) : The book deals with Bond leaving Eton College due to the incident with the maid, as mentioned in ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. The Royal Family and the British secret service also play a part in the plot (revealing that [[spoiler: Bond's tutor is a British spy]]). In this book, James Bond falls in love with his Irish maid, Roan.

* ''Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier'' (2009): Complete and definitive guide to the world and adventures of Young Bond. Includes the brand-new Young Bond short story "A Hard Man to Kill" by Charlie Higson. The story is set between the books ''Hurricane Gold'' and ''By Royal Command'' and involves Young Bond traveling back to London aboard the French ocean liner SS Colombie. It is the longest James Bond short story yet written

Not to be confused with the 90s animated series ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr''.
!!The series contains examples of:

* AristocratsAreEvil: Count Ugo Carnifex
* TheBaroness: Colonel Irena Sedova, a.k.a. 'Bubushka'
* BigBad: In order: [[EvilutionaryBiologist Lord Randolph Hellebore]], [[AristocratsAreEvil Count Ugo Carnifex]], Colonel Irena Sedova, Theda Glass and [[spoiler: [[MadScientist Dr. Perseus Friend]] ]]
* BigDamPlot: Carnifex's villa meets a watery doom at the end of ''Blood Fever''.
* BulletProofVest: Babushka wears one.
** More like a bullet proof ''corset'', though, from the description in ''By Royal Command''.
* ContinuityNod: Bond is repeatedly noted as having 'a cruel mouth', a nod to the hard, ruthless, womanising man he will become.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: John Charnage from ''Double or Die''
* CorruptTheCutie: Arguably, what is happening to Bond.
* CoolBigSis: Bond's Aunt Charmain is like this.
* CoolCar: Bond's Bentley. [[spoiler: It gets seen in a "present day" epilogue in ''Double or Die'', too.]]
** And it's predecessor, the inherited Bramford & Martin
* CrosswordPuzzle: ''Double or Die''
* DeathCourse: El Huracan's ''La Avenida de la Murete''
* DieHardOnAnX: "A Hard Man to Kill" is '''Die Hard'' on an ocean liner'.
* DirtyCommies
* DistressedDamsel: Amy Goodenough in ''Blood Fever''.
* TheDragon: In order: Cleek [=MacSawney=], Zoltan the Magyar, Sir John Charnage, Strabo, and Vladamir Wrangel.
* EvilReactionary: In ''Blood Fever'', Bond fights a secret society dedicated to recreating the Roman Empire.
* EvilTeacher: ''Blood Fever'' has [[spoiler: Professor Peter Haight]], who appears to be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure but it as actually a member of a secret society dedicated to restoring the Roman Empire and who poisons the teenaged James Bond when he gets to close to the truth.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Lord Randolph Hellebore and Dr Perseus Friend
* FalseFlagOperation: ''By Royal Command''
* FieryRedhead: 'Red' Kelly and his sister Kelly.
* FlayingAlive: In ''By Royal Command'', Dr. Perseus Friend plans to skin Bond alive while forcing Bond's girlfriend Roan to watch.
* GambitRoulette: In ''Double or Die'', a teacher at Eton is kidnapped and only has enough time to send a letter confirming his resignation and send his last crossword to The Times. In this, he manages to get clues to Bond and his friends about what's really happened to him, where they can go to find more information and that a friend of his is coming to Eton.
* [[GirlOfTheWeek Girl Of The Novel]]
* GlasgowGrin: In ''Blood Fever'', Smiler is the Countís head henchman and assassin. He has gotten the name Smiler because of the scars that he bears on his cheeks, which he received for betraying his last gang. In Glasgow.
* GreyAndBlackMorality: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by an MI6 member who notes that in RealLife, unlike in [[{{Western}} westerns]], "There are some men who wear grey hats."
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Zoltan]]. Sort of.
* HighDiveEscape: Ciaboche in "A Hard Man to Kill"
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The island of Lagrimas Negras (Black Tears) in ''Hurricane Gold''.
* TheJailer: El Hurican is a borderline example.
* JerkJock: George Hellebore, Tony Fitzpaine
* LesCopsSportif: Members of the Maritime Gendarmerie feature prominently in "A Hard Man to Kill", including one who will become a significant character in Bond's future.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: The Smith brothers try to do this to Bond in ''Double or Die''; force-feeding him a bottle of gin and planning to throw him into the Thames.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Carnifex" means "executioner" in Latin.
* NaziNobleman: Graf Otto von Schlick, a.k.a. [[spoiler:Perseus Friend]] in ''By Royal Command''.
* NobleDemon: Zoltan.
* NonindicativeName: Babushka is not very grandmotherly. Dr Friend is ''definitely'' not friendly.
* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler: Liesl]] in ''By Royal Command''.
* OutlawTown: Lagrimas Negras in ''Hurricane Gold''.
* PublicSecretMessage: In ''Double or Die'', Bond's teacher (who is also a cryptic crossword compiler) is kidnapped. The kidnappers allow him to submit his final crossword as failure to submit it would have alerted people to the fact he was missing. He uses the crossword to conceal clues as to his location.
* RealMenEatMeat: Played with in ''Silverfin''. Hellebores Sr. and Jr. are sitting down, having an all-red meat dinner, and the son wishes they could at least have some green vegetables. His father immediately criticizes greens as women's food. (Even though it takes place in the 1920s, Hellebore is consistently shown to be retrograde throughout the whole book.)
* RepetitiveName: Kelly Kelly in ''Double or Die''.
* {{Revenge}}: The main motive of [[spoiler: Perseus Friend]]
* RugbyIsSlaughter: Not actually rugby, but the very similar [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eton_wall_game Eton wall game]] features in ''[=SilverFin=]''. The JerkJock and his gang of bullies attempt to use the game to rough up Bond.
* RuthlessModernPirates: Zoltan the Magyar and his crew in ''Blood Fever''.
* SadistTeacher: Codrose
* SiblingsInCrime: Wolfgang and Ludwig Smith.
* SpinOffBabies: It's James Bond...as a teenager!
* TeenSuperspy: Bond is recruited for a mission by M.I. 6 in ''By Royal Command''.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Bond encounters 'Hitler Jugend' on his train to Kitzbuhel in ''By Royal Command''.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Precious Stone in ''Hurricane Gold''.