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'The Shadow War'

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#1 zencat

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:35 PM

I've learned that a working title for Young Bond 5 is...

The Shadow War

Pretty interesting title. "War" has never been used in a Bond title before, and as we know YB5 is about Russian and German spies and the early intrigue that led to WWII, could be perfect.

Thoughts?

#2 sharpshooter

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:37 PM

Interesting. Working titles are never usually the final, but it is a taste of what we can expect. I am liking the theme, and the word shadow is very cool. Not sure of the war part yet though. On second thought, the word 'war' is integral to the mood I first received. Seriousness. This title does sound very serious compared to the others. It is a war as well with this spy game going on. Working title or not, I like it. Hell, I LOVE it.

The 'the' part of the title is off putting a tad, where as the other titles were tight and straight to the point. Perhaps just 'Shadow War' to fit in with SilverFin, BloodFever and Hurricane Gold for the final title.

#3 David Schofield

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:19 PM

Hey, with the quality of stuff Charlie's bringing out now, you can call it what you want.

I for one can't wait to find out about Oberhauser, the incident with the school maid, and the end of Bond's days at Eton. :D

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:22 PM

Hey, with the quality of stuff Charlie's bringing out now, you can call it what you want.

I for one can't wait to find out about Oberhauser, the incident with the school maid, and the end of Bond's days at Eton. :D


Me either. Charlie is writing some gold here, pardon the pun. Shadow War would sound pretty good though.

#5 zencat

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:32 PM

Hey, something went wrong with the poll. I edited my top post and all the votes vanished. Is there a mod in the house?

#6 Righty007

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:37 PM

Hey, something went wrong with the poll. I edited my top post and all the votes vanished. Is there a mod in the house?

I just restarted the poll.

#7 zencat

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:42 PM

Thanks Righty.

Great main page headline, Mister Asterix.

#8 zencat

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:24 PM

The 'the' part of the title is off putting a tad, where as the other titles were tight and straight to the point. Perhaps just 'Shadow War' to fit in with SilverFin, BloodFever and Hurricane Gold for the final title.

I agree, sharpshooter. Dropping "the" somehow kicks the title up a notch and makes it very much a Young Bond title (which is slightly different animal from a "Bond" title). I like 'The Shadow War'. I think I might love 'Shadow War'. Wonder if the publishers will have some issue using "war" in the title of a children's book?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:30 PM

If they make it, Shadow War. And I have to say I love it. Something I'll be looking out for.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 10:51 PM

If this is the Young Bond 5 title, I'll be a happy man. It's intriguing, it's dark and it's serious.

I do agree with zencat that a Young Bond title is a different beast to a James Bond title - what I like about this is that "The Shadow War" bridges that gap nicely. It works as both.

(Still disappointed Double or Die wasn't titled "The Deadlock Cipher", though! :D)

#11 DLibrasnow

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 01:50 AM

Hey, with the quality of stuff Charlie's bringing out now, you can call it what you want.


Quite agree.

Personally I like the title, though it really doesn't feel like a Bond title.

But then again neither did Blood Fever and that's one of my all-time favorite Bond books.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 03:04 AM

If they make it, Shadow War. And I have to say I love it. Something I'll be looking out for.


Indeed. I think so too, but wont be fussed either way if this is the title.

A black cover would be fitting for this kind of title, much similiar to the one featured on the YB Dossier.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 03:25 AM

I'm a big fan of this title. Would be very pleased if it ended up as the final thing.

#14 K1Bond007

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 03:40 AM

The title strikes me as something more akin to Tom Clancy than something in the Ian Fleming mold. It's just a working title though. Thus far, no working title has ever been used so I'm not all that worried here. I'm actually rather indifferent. If it was chosen, then that's okay. If it's not then that's okay too. I don't love it, but I don't hate it. :D

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 03:47 PM

I like it, but agree with others that "The" should be dropped.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 10:16 AM

If it was just 'Shadow War', it would be right up there with my favourite titles list.

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 03:32 PM

Definitely like this title. Use it! Book 5 will be more about the boy becoming the man than any of the others, so a more grown up title would be most suitable and it's about time! Having a more grown up title won't put off the kids for one minute either.

Edited by Jack Spang, 13 October 2007 - 03:33 PM.


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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:19 PM

Yeah, I say definately use this title, even if they dont simplify it to just Shadow War.

#19 Qwerty

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:27 PM

Guess I'm one of the few who is impartial to the 'The.'

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:04 PM

Guess I'm one of the few who is impartial to the 'The.'


I just voted and it looks like i am the sole "Hate It" vote so far.

It sounds too sci-fi for my taste, like something out of Star Wars or Babylon 5.

#21 sharpshooter

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 10:29 AM

I love the fan art of a possible "The Shadow War" cover on the YB Dossier.

#22 zencat

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 03:50 PM

I love the fan art of a possible "The Shadow War" cover on the YB Dossier.

That's Mister Asterix's fine work. :D

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:53 AM

I think The Shadow War is a great title whether it includes the word "The" or not. It certainly has my vote.

#24 zencat

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:37 PM

Someone on Wikipedia claimed this title is now the official title. I asked them for the source. They didn't reappear.

#25 Qwerty

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:05 AM

Wonder if it was someone just trying to start up a rumour with this...

I'd be happy, nonetheless.

#26 K1Bond007

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:03 AM

Someone on Wikipedia claimed this title is now the official title. I asked them for the source. They didn't reappear.


That guy doesn't know what he's talking about. He said it was confirmed and any confirmation of the title would have come directly from IFP, thus we would know. He probably read your site and missed the part where it was said to be a working title.

#27 zencat

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:17 PM

Someone on Wikipedia claimed this title is now the official title. I asked them for the source. They didn't reappear.


That guy doesn't know what he's talking about. He said it was confirmed and any confirmation of the title would have come directly from IFP, thus we would know. He probably read your site and missed the part where it was said to be a working title.

I think when some of the international sites picked up the news they didn't quite understand the idea of "working title" and reported it as THE title.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 06:46 PM

I think 'The Shadow War' sounds better than 'Shadow War'. The 'The' makes the title sound more dramatic I think. Damn, I hope they use it!

#29 zencat

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 06:49 PM

I hope they use this title as well. And, yeah, I think I've become comfortable with the "The".

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 03:59 AM

I hope that this is the title, regardless of the use of 'The' or not. It is too good not to use.




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