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The Child Thief : A Novel

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Exploring the darkness at the heart of the beloved Peter Pan legend, acclaimed artist Brom takes readers into a faerieland at once magically wondrous and deeply disturbing. Threatened by drug dealers who stalk his mother's home, 14-year-old Nick is saved by a strange and compelling boy named Peter. Now this wild boy with flaming hair and pointy ears wants Nick to follow him into a strange and unsettling mist, to a faraway land filled with fearies and monsters. Wary, yet with nowhere safe to go, Nick agrees. Entering a gray and ravished island that was once a lush, enchanted paradise, Nick finds himself a soldier in a war that has raged for centuries. He must learn to fight or die as he struggles to fit in with the Devils - Peter's savage tribe of lost and stolen children. He also discovers the truth about the mysterious Peter - a leader of bloodthirsty children, a brave friend, and a creature lost himself, driven to do whatever he must to save his dying land. Beautifully illustrated by the author, "The Child Thief" is a vivid and compelling retelling of a beloved classic for modern readers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 180 x 232 x 36mm | 821g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Harper Voyager
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0061671347
  • 9780061671340
  • 31,695

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"Ancient magics combine with feral logic to culminate in Brom's The Child Thief. A retelling of Peter Pan spanning America's earliest, magically rich beginnings to today's bare whispers of belief. Wickedly poetic, The Child Thief makes me want to believe." -- Kim Harrison "Brom has always been an artist who gave us his nightmares fully realized, but with THE CHILD THIEF, he paints in words. A wonderfully nasty Peter Pan reboot that stands on its own as a dark, twisted adventure." -- Christopher Golden "A gruesome and darkly fantastical twist on a classic tale. Brom injects pure horror into fantasy." -- Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Ironside and The Spiderwick Chronicles "Beautiful and authentically dark." -- Sci-Fi " [A] fascinating work of dark epic fantasy that blends elements of the Peter Pan story with characters from Celtic and Norse mythologies." -- Tulsa Worldshow more

About Gerald Brom

Over the past few decades, Brom has lent his distinctive vision to all facets of the creative industries, from novels and games to comics and film. He is the author of The Child Thief and the award-winning illustrated horror novels The Plucker and The Devil's Rose. Brom is currently kept in a dank cellar somewhere just outside of Seattle.show more

Review Text

"Ancient magics combine with feral logic to culminate in Brom's The Child Thief. A retelling of Peter Pan spanning America's earliest, magically rich beginnings to today's bare whispers of belief. Wickedly poetic, The Child Thief makes me want to believe." Kim Harrisonshow more
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