ISBN 9781408815908,H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute Of Villainous Education)

H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute Of Villainous Education)


Mark Walden



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9781408815908

ISBN-10 1408815907


Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)

Crime & Mystery

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 . . . About the Author Mark Walden?s first book, H.I.V.E., was selected as 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 extraordinarily brilliant H.I.V.E. series and has 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.