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Everybody knows about Peter Pan, the boy who won't grow up, and his magical island paradise, the Neverland. But the world of everlasting childhood seems more like Hell to a grown man trapped forever in "a nightmare of childhood fancy with that infernal, eternal boy." Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of the boy's rules. From the lurid, erotic glamor of the Fairy Revels to the ceremonies of the First Tribes to the mysterious underwater temple beneath the Mermaid Lagoon, the magical forces of the Neverland open up for Stella as they never have for Hook. In Hook himself, she begins to see someone far more complex than the storybook villain. With her knowledge of folk and fairy tales, she might be his last chance for redemption, even release‹if they can break his curse before Pan and his warrior boys can hunt her down and drag Hook back into their neverending game. But nothing is won in the Neverland without the forfeit of something else. And the price of Hook's freedom may be more than he can bear to pay.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 370g
  • Snowbooks Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1907777873
  • 9781907777875
  • 110,849

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http://ljo-express.blogspot.com/2012/09/speaking-of-books-heres-something-ive.html http://ljo-express.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-history-of-hook.html "Jensen's wonderful imagination and devotion to history and myth allow the reader to fly with her through this outstanding adventure-no fairy dust required." Publishers Weekly "...this marvelous, adult, deeply felt reinterpretation is filled with so many unexpected delights that it is well worth your consideration." Ancient Mariner, Amazon Top 500 reviewer, ****

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About Lisa Jensen

Lisa Jensen is a longtime film critic, book critic, and author of the swashbuckling historical novel, THE WITCH FROM THE SEA. She blogs at http://ljo-express.blogspot.co.uk/

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