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Charlie Higson Books in Order (The Enemy, Young Bond)

Charlie Higson Books in Order (The Enemy, Young Bond)
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All of Charlie Higson’s Books!

Who is Charlie Higson?

Charlie Higson is an English author who is also known for being an actor, a comedian, and a former singer. He writes books, but he has also written and produced for television.

In fact, his writing career started by doing books as well as comedy and television (for the BBC Two sketch show The Fast Show) during the 1990s. Charlie Higson is known for his books for young readers–and young adults–but he started writing books for a more adult audience.

Though, he became known as the Young Bond writer during the 2000s and launched his popular YA series The Enemy in 2009.

Charlie Higson Books in Order:

The Young Bond Books in Order

Charlie Higson started the Young Bond series, but Steve Cole took it over. To learn more about the famous spy’s early years, go to our James Bond Reading Order.

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  1. Silverfin (2005) – James Bond will one day become the world’s most famous spy, but right now his challenge is to fit in at his new school: making friends, learning the rules, and standing up to bullies. However, unknown to James there is an even tougher challenge awaiting him on the remote shores of Loch Silverfin – a terrifying discovery that threatens to unleash a new breed of warfare. For something mysterious and deadly is lurking in the water . . 
  2. Blood Fever (2006) – An Eton boy’s family disappears at sea. A shadowy secret society meets in a hidden corner of James’ school. And far from England, in the bandit-infested interior of Sardinia, the sinister count Carnifex has built himself a mountain fortress. Is there a connection? Young Bond is about to find out – and face a lethal group of villains beneath the burning Mediterranean sun.
  3. Double or Die (2007) – In a London cemetery, a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Once the code is cracked, he has just 48 hours to save the professor from the dark forces that threaten to destroy both teacher and student – and the rest of the world . . .

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  1. Hurricane Gold (2007) – James Bond is vacationing in Mexico at the home of ex–flying ace Jack Stone when a hurricane hits. As the storm rages, a gang of thieves targets the contents of Stone’s safe. Stone’s children are kidnapped, and James embarks on a perilous rescue mission that leads him to Lágrimas Negras, a haven for deadly criminals. James will have to use all of his cunning to outwit their leader, El Huracán. But the only way off the island is through a treacherous maze, La Avenida de la Muerte. On this terrifying trail of greed and betrayal, only danger is guaranteed . . . survival is not.
  2. By Royal Command (2008) – Following a treacherous rescue mission high in the freezing Alps, Bond hopes to return to a quiet life at Eton. But he won’t get his wish – his every move is being watched, and he is dragged into a sinister plot that will bring carnage to his school, and his country. Forced to flee to Austria, James is soon trapped in a deadly war of secrets and lies, as a nightmare reunion with an old enemy throws him once more into the path of death . . .
  3. A Hard Man to Kill (2009, short story) included in the companion book, Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier.

The Enemy Books in Order

The sickness destroyed everyone over the age of fourteen. All across London diseased adults are waiting, hungry predators with rotten flesh and ravaged minds.


  1. The Enemy (2009) – When the sickness came, every parent, policeman, politician – every adult – fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused, and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they’re fighting to survive. Now there are rumors of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children begins their quest across London, where all through the city – down alleyways, in deserted houses, underground – the grown-ups lie in wait.
  2. The Dead (2010) – 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
  3. The Fear (2011) – Mothers and fathers, older brothers, sisters and best friends. No one escaped its touch. And now children across London are being hunted by ferocious grown-ups . . .they’re hungry. They’re bloodthirsty. And they aren’t giving up. DogNut and the rest of his crew want to find their lost friends, and set off on a deadly mission from the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace and beyond, as the sickos lie in wait. But who are their friends and who is the enemy in this changed world?


  1. The Sacrifice (2012) – Small Sam and his unlikely ally, The Kid, have survived. They’re safe with Ed and his friends at the Tower of London, but Sam is desperate to find his sister. Their search for Ella means Sam and The Kid must cross the forbidden zone. And what awaits them there is more terrifying than any of the horrors they’ve suffered so far . . .
  2. The Fallen (2013) – The Holloway crew are survivors. They’ve fought their way across London and made it to the Natural History Museum alive – just. But the fight will never end while the Enemy lives, unless there’s another way. . . The kids at the museum are looking for a cure. All they need are medical supplies. To get them means a journey down unknown roads. Roads where not only crazed, hungry sickos hide in the shadows.
  3. The Hunted (2014) – The others had promised that the countryside would be safer than the city. They were wrong. Now Ella’s all-alone except for her silent rescuer, Scarface – and she’s not even sure if he’s a kid or a grown-up. Back in London, Ed’s determined to find her. But getting out of town’s never been more dangerous- because coming in the other direction is every SICKO in the country. It’s like they’re being called towards the capital and nothing is going to stop them . . .

  1. The End (2015) – Sickos swarm the streets of London. Gathered in the center of the city, they lie in wait. The survivors have one final epic battle to overcome. Together they must work out a plan of attack and end the grown-up’s reign of terror before it’s too late. The end is coming.

The Enemy Boxset

Enemy Book Series Charlie Higson Collection 7 Books Set (The Enemy, The Dead, The Fear, The Sacrifies, The Fallen, The Hunted, The End )

Other Charlie Higson Books in order of publication


  • King of the Ants (1992) – It seemed straightforward enough. Sean had now consumed so much alcohol that everything seemed perfectly reasonable. He’d started planning the job already. The first problem was how to do it. Thirteen thousand pounds in an envelope seems a fair price for a man’s life. Particularly if you don’t know the man, he seems a nonentity, and you quite fancy his wife. And there’s no chance of being caught. Sean is a drifter, working as a building laborer and waiting for something to happen. When Sean is offered easy money to tail someone and even more easy money to dispose of him, it’s all more tempting than you might think. Except when you realize that you’ve been led up the garden path the whole way…
  • Happy Now (1993) – “I do not believe that a man can be truly happy unless he fully understands what he is and can act accordingly…how can it be wrong to be happy?”These lines are taken from Will’s diary, a seemingly innocuous exercise book that details his house-breaking activities. As they cook their supper or watch television, Will enters not only their houses but their secret lives. A secret museum, housed in his loft, is ‘held together by sex’. All his trophies are carefully cataloged and he keeps a very precise diary of his activities and his thoughts. When Tom Kendall discovers Will’s diary, he decides to adopt the same quest for happiness. Tom has problems of his own. Perhaps Will’s diary holds the key?
  • Full Whack (1995) – Dennis ‘The Menace’ Pike, former wild man of Tottenham, is going grey and going straight. Anyway, it was hard work being a yob and he hasn’t really got the energy anymore for life on the edge. Then two old faces turn up from the past – the Bishop brothers, Chas and Noel. Famously inept, they were bad news then, and they haven’t aged well. What’s worse, they need Pike’s expertise on a scheme of wealth distribution really – offloading one of the old gang’s ill-gotten millions. Robbing the robbers – now what’s criminal about that?


  • Getting Rid of Mister Kitchen (1996) – A man kills a prospective buyer for his car. On the verge of becoming a name in the interior design world, he can’t afford a scandal and must discreetly dispose of the body – not an easy job when the whole of London seems to be conspiring against him.
  • Monstroso (Pocket Money Puffins, 2010) – Oscar is not looking forward to Grandad coming to look after him at the weekend – it means he’ll have to play endless rounds of chess or Monopoly, instead of war games on his computer. But when he finds Dad’s ancient laptop in the study, he can’t resist logging on to something called Project X – and all too soon Oscar creates a real live warrior, who is programmed to obey his every command. However Monstroso’s wires are more than a little crossed, and Oscar finds himself in all sorts of trouble… Crazy fighting and monsters abound in Charlie’s Higson’s highly entertaining story for younger readers.
  • The Beast of Babylon (Doctor Who: Ninth Doctor series, 2013) – When a girl called Ali pockets a silver orb that falls from the sky, little does she realize it’s her ticket to seeing the universe! Desperate to retrieve the mysterious object, the Ninth Doctor agrees to let her join him on a dangerous trip to ancient Babylon. Together they must join forces to stop a giant Starman from destroying Earth before it’s too late! 


  • Freddy and the Pig (Picture Book, 2013) – An XBox loving boy hits on a cunning plan to send a pig to school in his place. Soon the pig is Star Pupil and Freddy is growing ever more pig-like at home.
  • The Gates of Death (Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, 2018) – You – the hero – must respond to a call for help from the people of Allansia. Your quest to the Temple of Miracles in the Invisible City will be challenging and dangerous, and your simple mission will soon take a darker turn as you face the legendary Gates Of Death. On the other side waits the Queen Of Darkness, Ulrakhaar. To stop her, and save Titan from destruction, you will have to venture further than ever before… to the Kingdom Of The Dead.
  • Worst. Holiday. Ever (2021) – Stan is going on holiday to Italy with his (fifth) best friend Felix and a load of strangers. Stan is absolutely terrified. Luckily, his mum’s given him an emergency list that includes how to survive a shark attack, and what to do if he gets kidnapped. Stan thinks that a better list would include how to cope with odd food, and what to do if he accidentally calls Felix’s mum ‘mum’ in front of everybody. And it soon turns out Italy is full of dangers and things that can go wrong. One thing’s for certain, Stan’s not going to come back the same boy he left. He just hope he comes back at all . . .

  • Whatever Gets You Through the Night (2022) – Most people travel to Corfu to escape the real world for a couple of weeks and embrace the fantasy of olive trees, sandy beaches, and little fishing boats bobbing on sparkling blue water under a warm sun. But not McIntyre. McIntyre’s a fixer, specializing in getting people out of places they don’t want to be with the minimum of fuss, publicity, and violence. The job in Corfu should be easy – spring, Lauren, a 15-year-old schoolgirl, from the luxury compound of the tech billionaire, Julian Hepworth. Hepworth’s young, handsome and charismatic – he’s also a suspected pedophile, who, under the guise of training a girls’ tennis team, has set up an abusive cult. But as McIntyre sets up his operation in the exclusive northeastern corner of the island, things quickly start to slip out of his control.


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