H.I.V.E. : Higher Institute of Villanous Education
H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) is a top-secret school of applied villainy where children with a precocious gift for wrongdoing are sent to develop their talents into criminal mastermind. After all, 'villains have the best lines and wear the best costumes'. One small catch is that the children cannot leave until training is complete, six years later. With villainy comes a certain freedom of thought, and every year one student in particular will show exceptional talent - after all, it takes the best to produce the worst. This year there are two students: Otto Malpense and his new friend Wing Fanchu are both exceptionally bad, and they are definitely not keen on being held against their will for six long years...
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 129 x 198 x 27mm | 206g
- 10 Aug 2010
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
'A comedy thriller, full of baddies, action and lashings of humour' Sunday Express 'An exhuberant Dahl-esque escapade' Financial Times 'Exciting, clever and all in all brilliant' Sunday Telegraph
About Mark Walden
Mark Walden's first book, H.I.V.E., was selected a winner in Richard and Judy's 'Best Kids' Books Ever'. Paramount has optioned the film rights, and it was chosen as one of ten titles for Booktrust's Booked Up scheme, which gives every secondary school student a free book. Mark has followed this success with two further titles in the extraordnarily brilliant H.I.V.E. series and was been selected as a WBD author for 2009. He is happily married (as is his wife, he hopes) and is the proud father of Megan.