This is really good!!!
I was worried that this would be an unconvincing prequel to Conan Doyles masterpieces but it isn't..... IT'S REALLY REALLY GOOD!!!
In the same way as the young Bond books capture the essence of the originals, so does this Young Sherlock Holmes.
Holmes is still at school and is about to have his summer holidays ruined, or so he thinks.....he's actually about to start an adventure that will lead to him becoming the world's greatest detective.....
In this book we meet Sherlock as he learns his trade in logic, his brother Mycroft appears in the book and there is mention of his Father ( a soldier,sent to India), his sick Mother and his sister......
This is a great adventure book, Holmes must battle an evil that threatens the Empire, learn about logic from his new tutor and also have a little bit of a teenage crush!!!!
I would recommend that you give this a go, its the start to what looks like a great new series, its well researched and exciting. It will lead to a whole new generation looking to read Holmes and for the many many fans this is a great new way to look at Holmes.
BUY IT!!!!! and also if you haven't read the originals then buy Complete Sherlock Holmes (Wordsworth Library Collection)
and I would also recommend a similar series SilverFin: A James Bond Adventure (Young Bond)