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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (3 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141336153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141336152
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lord of the Flies with zombies . . . tons of nail-biting action (Rick Riordan, creator of the Percy Jackson series)

Brutal, blood-soaked, full of zombies . . . it's ace (FHM)

About the Author

Charlie Higson started writing when he was ten years old, but it was a long time before he got paid for doing it. On leaving university he was the singer in a pop group (The Higsons) before giving it up to become a painter and decorator. It was around this time that he started writing for television on Saturday Night Live. He went on to create the hugely successful comedy series The Fast Show, in which he also appeared. Other TV work includes Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased ) and Swiss Toni.

He is the author of the bestselling Young Bond books, and The Fallen is the fifth book in his current horror series, The Enemy.

Charlie doesn't do Facebook, but you can tweet him @monstroso.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dyl on 26 Sep 2013
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Having waited a year for this book I couldn't wait to get my teeth into it. The previous four books in the series are excellent and this instalment is no less brilliant. You really do need to have read the previous books to understand the story and characters though. Don't try reading this if you haven't.

Set just after event from The Enemy and running simultaneously to events in The Sacrifice (The Enemy) the surviving kids that reached the Natural History Museum now have new problems to contend with. Not only do they have to get along with a new group of kids that are initially suspicious of them, but there is also someone sabotaging their safe haven, (read The Enemy to learn about who this is).

The museum kids have a bit of a science division set up and are trying to work out what is causing the illness in adults, possibly even to find a cure. They are, however, not fighters. This is where Blue, Maxie, Big Mick and the rest of the gang come in. They can provide the muscle and security needed on an expedition suggested by the lead `scientist', Einstein. He wants to go to a scientific research facility near Heathrow to get medical supplies and research equipment to use in their labs at the museum.

As with most events throughout this series things are never easy and the trip across London gets a bit messy. The sickos cause problems as normal and the two groups of kids argue about how to do things and who should be in charge. A clash of personalities amongst teenagers... Who would have thought it possible?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr ML SMITH on 5 Oct 2013
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I have read all of The Enemy series and each time I wish I could fast forward to next year so that I can read the next installment. Charlie Higson's ability to write gross scenario's in an entertaining way keeps you gripped to the story line. He bounces from one scene to another, sometimes fitting in fragments from previous books in the series which you vaguely remember, and cant help going " a-ha" when it registers. I read the first book to see if it was appropriate for my kids age group. I was 39 at the time and bit all my nails off and finished it in 2 days. I found it terrifying. I let my 12 year old daughter read it with some reservation but she coped much better with the really scary bits than I did. Now I wait with baited breathe every September, looking forward to what happens next. Bring it on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Denise W Issott on 18 Oct 2013
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Brilliant book series cant wait till the next one next year. Read them all twice. I am a 68 year old Nanna to four but just love these books..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DiabolicalPenguin on 18 Sep 2013
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I was extremely excited after waiting a whole year to get my hands on this book, and boy it was definitely not a disappointment.
Charlie Higson is a genius in the way that everything starts to connect together, it's amazing. The book is definitely worth a read if you've read the other books.
The book itself is action packed and makes an advancement on the disease itself. The book provides the background and the cause of the disease along with our favourite characters from The Enemy, the Holloway gang. It's thrilling and action packed and I highly recommend it to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Drabbs on 5 May 2014
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another excellent story from Charlie Higson, it blends well with the other books. A bit slow to start. Read though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex S on 17 Feb 2014
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I love this series, and after around a year wait (far too long!) I couldn't wait to read The Fallen. My expectations were easily met. While the series may be too gruesome for some, it's gripping and I look forward to the rest of the series. It's worth noting though that you should read the other books in the series first.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Josh Clarke on 9 Jan 2014
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This book series appeals to me SO much, I absolutely love these books. I'm an 18 year old boy, started reading this series when the first book came out maybe 4 or 5 years ago, and every time I am so pumped for the next stage. This book was an excellent continuation and every book never fails to hit you with a perfect mix of action and death, along with friendships and peace. They also always mix in old characters with new characters, and my favourite part is when different groups of kids that are usually in different areas doing different things meet up, and this book contains plenty of these too. Definitely buy it. Start with the first one though, it gets complicated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. Griffiths on 9 Nov 2013
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I came upon this series by chance, I read all the books within the week. I could not put them down and read well into the night! I am a 45 year old mother of two, if these were aimed at teenagers I am going to have a look in that section again! Cannot wait for the next one, hurry up please!
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