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I want…The Dead by Charlie Higson

By Sunday 27 June 2010Books & Authors

I loved The Enemy by Charlie Higson, indeed I even wrote a book review: Book Review: The Enemy by Charlie Higson.

Now I´ve just discovered on The Young Bond Dossier that the much awaited sequal entitled The Dead is to be realised in October 2010. And look here´s the cover:

I´m so excited, I´ve found it on Amazon: The Dead by Charlie Higson. The plot from Amazon:

Product Description
A terrible disease is striking everyone over the age of fourteen. Death walks the streets. Nowhere is safe. 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
(From:, Last Accessed: 16 June 2010)

It goes a year before the first book when adults start getting ill and sounds like it promises to be another gripping book. You can be assured when it´s in my hands and has been read it will be reviewed.

Looking forward to the release,


A book review can now be found here: Book Review: The Dead by Charlie Higson.

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  • kylee says:

    when is it coming out??

  • Antony says:

    Hi Kylee,

    It just says October 2010 on Amazon.

    A x

  • rachaelsz says:

    So basically, “the Dead” is more of a pre-quel then a sequel? I literally just finished “The Enemy” and I want to find out what happens. I mean if its a prequel to “the Enemy” that’s fine. I’ll still read it because the first one was awesome. At the same time its like a cliffhanger; I just NEED to know what happens next, you know? I have to find out if Small Sam makes it back to his little sister and about Blue and Maxie 🙂

  • Antony says:

    Hi Rachael,

    Yeah “the dead” is a pre-quel. I was disappointed to hear it was too and can’t wait to find out what happens with Small Sam and Blue and Maxie.

    His next book after “the dead” will probably be out in a years time as most authors publish a book once a year. So it looks like we’ll both bet waiting.

    But like you said I’ll still be buying “the dead” as it will give some more background to the characters and the back story of how the adults got ill.

    A x

  • Dec says:

    The dead was amazing…this new world higson has created has me wanting to read and read an infinite amount of books about it 🙂 Its so good.

  • Antony says:

    Hi Dec,

    I know I just finished reading. Got a book review blog post coming out soon about it.

    A x

  • Jojo says:

    Okay I really want to read the dead but it says it willl be coming out on october but When?

    Cheers 🙂

  • Antony says:

    Hi Jojo,

    The dead has been released early. It was released at the end of September. You can buy it on Amazon, using this link: The Dead by Charlie Higson.

    I’ve read it, you can see my review of The dead here: Book Review: The Dead by Charlie Higson.

    Hope that’s useful to you,

    A x

  • small sam says:

    hello, i need help. i have finished the enemy and my mum wont buy me the dead(next book) and i really need a website (download or non-download) that can read the dead for free online, thanx

  • Antony says:


    I can’t recommend a good place to download it as I don’t use ebooks. I guess you could get it on Amazon ebooks, but it wouldn’t be free.

    Take Care,

    Antony x

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