A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began.
Within the war offices of ALR, we are fizzing with excitement of the announcement of Mr. Horowitz’s new James Bond continuation novel. Mark your calendars everyone, the game’s afoot!
Anthony Horowitz’s second James Bond novel using original material by Ian Fleming will be published on Thursday 31 May 2018, it is announced today. Forever and a Day is a prequel to Casino Royale, Fleming’s first 007 novel, and will explore the origins of the world’s most famous secret agent.
M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. “We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.”
“It’s Bond, sir,” the Chief of Staff replied.
The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time.
One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand.
It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime.
It’s time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill.
This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera
‘I couldn’t have been happier when the Ian Fleming estate invited me back to write a second Bond. I very much enjoyed writing Forever and a Day, exploring what might have been Bond’s first mission and imagining some of the forces that might have turned him into the iconic figure that the whole world knows. I hope Ian Fleming would have approved!’ – Anthony Horowitz
’This is an excellent novel in the best tradition of Ian Fleming. His family would like to congratulate Anthony on such a superb achievement’ – Fergus Fleming, nephew of Ian Fleming and Chairman of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.
‘Anthony Horowitz has written the ultimate Bond novel – Forever and a Day is a thrilling ride from the very first page. It’s a book that will not only appeal to Bond fans but it will introduce Bond to a whole new generation of readers with the extraordinary story of how he got his licence to kill.’ – Michal Shavit, Publishing Director, Jonathan Cape
Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz will be published in print, ebook and audio editions on 31 May 2018 by Jonathan Cape – Ian Fleming’s original publisher- and an imprint of Vintage Publishing, in the UK and Commonwealth.
Pre-order the book on Amazon here.
6 thoughts on “FOREVER AND A DAY: Explosive prequel to Casino Royale by Anthony Horowitz announced!”
Great stuff I’m looking forward to it.
This could be Horowitz’s classic Bond. I liked TM but felt he didn’t quite do for Bond what he did for Sherlock (House of Silk was a masterpiece).
Setting this within the era but outside of Fleming’s published timeline will doubtless have given Anthony more creative oxygen. I’m looking forward to it and hopefully, with Cape publishing, we’ll get some decent artwork.
On mr horowitz 1’st outing for a bond writer I admit I was not to keen on his 1’st book , on the fact of getting NYC and 1950’s america all wrong as far as letting a China men be a millionier who had the city waste contracts and subway & trains venue all be in the hands of an Asian , when it was very much an Irish / eye-talian , polish thing with very little to do with people of color , but just like markham , benson , floaks , and Boyd , he did grasp the Fleming flavor / effect and although he left out fleming’s and americas racist views , all in all it was a good read and now I look forward to the next chapter / pre-qual / reboot of England’s most used blunt instrument , respectfully S D Santana
Very promising idea–but why is it that all the post-Gardner Bonds have such bland, unmemorable titles?
Also, why are the jacket covers so bland?
Wow, wasn’t expecting a prequel. Risky, but could be a winner. I’ll wait for this with cautious optimism.
I was quite pleased with Trigger Mortis, making up for the disappointing Solo, which I couldn’t finish. So I’m looking forward to this one. That said, I do wish IFP would commission Jeffrey Deaver to do a sequel to Carte Blanche. That one still remains my favourite of the post-Benson novels, even if it involved a new continuity – that’s certainly nothing new given Gardner, Benson and the Craig movies have all done that anyway.