It is just weeks before the second James Bond novel from Anthony Horowitz is out for sale in the UK titled FOREVER AND A DAY. The official date is set to be 31 of may, changed from previous August.
I guess its due to the talk on blogs like this one and The Book Bond and forums that The Ian Fleming Publications now has started to make an event out of the cover design for the next book. I have no memory of this happening to older continuation novels in the series.
So what about my two cents for the cover for this novel. Well I am that kind of guy who loves all things old with a history to it. Therefore I feel that this cover is to modern for my taste. My personal guess is that the UK paperback of TRIGGER MORTIS sold really well with its modern cover and therefore Ian Fleming Publications felt safe to go with a modern cover more then a safer bet like the one they used for the hardback of Trigger Mortis. I need to mention here that my wife who reads 1-2 books a week says I am not modern enough and that she likes the cover a lot.
The writer Anthony Horowitz is satisfied with his cover, writing on twitter a few days ago that "I think this is a fantastic cover. So glad that it’s out there in its entirety".
So all collectors starts thinking about where to order it from and is it even possible to get it signed? And the answer to that as you may have guessed is yes. If you order it from British book chain Waterstones on their website you can get it for £18.99 signed. Otherwise you can order it from Amazon UK for a far less £12.91
I ordered the signed edition!
If you have not seen the text on the backside of the upcoming novel you can read it below and get a small "Mofassa" chill.
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. 'James Bond.'
And below is the small synopsis for the story.
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.The book has 336 pages.
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 have uploaded the short trailer for the book on the blogs YouTube channel.