Author(s): Dave BarryDownload
The year is 1902 – it’s been twenty-three years since Peter and the Lost Boys returned from Rundoon. Since then, nobody on the island has grown a day older, and the Lost Boys continue their friendship with the Mollusk tribe, and their rivalry with Captain Hook. Meanwhile in London, Molly has married George Darling and is raising three children: Wendy, Michael, and John. One night a visitor appears at her door; it’s James, one of Peter’s original Lost Boys. He is now working for Scotland Yard and suspects that the heir to England’s throne, Prince Albert Edward, is under the influence of shadow creatures. These shadow creatures are determined to find a secret cache of startstuff which fell to London many centuries ago. The starstuff is hidden in an underground vault which has only one key: the Sword of Mercy, a legendary weapon kept with the crown jewels. Molly is determined to locate and protect the starstuff, but when she suddenly goes missing, it is up to her eleven-year-old daughter, Wendy, to keep it out of the Others’ clutches. Wendy has heard her mother’s stories of a flying boy named Peter Pan, and he may be her only hope in saving the world from a shadowy doom….
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The action in this story takes off almost right away. Twenty years have passed since Peter has had contact with the Aster family. Molly and George have married and have three children which the readers will be very familiar with…Wendy, John, and Michael. When people start disappearing, Molly included, Wendy takes great measures to rescue her. With advice from her aging grandfather, she sets out to find Peter, the flying boy as her only hope to save her mother.
I enjoyed the characters that are so familiar to the Peter Pan story, and the action is spot on. However, I wished there would’ve been more interaction between Peter and his old friends, but maybe that’s just the nature of Peter Pan. I think it’s implied that the Never land adventure that the readers know and love happens after this story, but I was hoping that we’d see more of that as well. It’s still an amazing part of this addicting series.
I gave this book 5 stars because it kept my interest. I found the story interesting enough that I did not want to put the book down. The story takes place several years after the last book in the series. Molly has returned to England and married George Darling and they have three children. An evil from the Molly and her family get embroiled in an evil plot involving an enemy from the past. As the danger increases, Molly shares her secret past with her daughter Wendy. Wendy enlists the help of Peter to save her family. However, the evil has found its way to the island.
This is a great book for young readers. The story moves quickly and there is a lot of action. When characters die the event is implied and not spelled out. My 9-year-old son has started reading the series and has found the books very enjoyable.
This book is set 20 years after the last one ended. This time Molly and George sit out most of the book while their daughter Wendy sends for Peter and the two of them have adventures together, once again trying to outwit Ombre, who keeps not staying dead!
I’m a little disappointed with George Darling pretending that all their prior adventures didn’t happen. I know he’s a bit of a wet blanket but in the third book he is a hero in his on right. Why forget everything? His adventures didn’t change him in the least. I guess that’s b/c in the actual Peter Pan book, George is not interested in having his daughter meet Peter Pan at all.
This book kind of messes with the beginning of Peter Pan b/c in the original Wendy hasn’t met Peter before. However the adventures on the Island and on the mainland are well written.
This was book number four in the Peter in the Starcatcher series. It is 20 years later approximately and Peter must come back and save England in the island once again. Molly is grown up and married to George and they have kids and the kids get involved in this story. I will not go into detail who they are or what goes on but you will not be disappointed. Once again this is the prequel series to Peter Pan if you ever wondered where Peter and Neverland and Tinker Bell and Captain Hook and everything else came from then read the series and you shall find out. Once again Jim Dale does an extraordinary job narrating an extraordinary story. You will not be disappointed perfect for kids of all ages
So I’ll start with the only criticism, and that’s the sub story of Nerezza and the mollusks. It just felt so unnecessary because the authors felt they had to include the village and the lost boys (who are almost non existent in this book). And I also felt the villains were rushed off because the writers didn’t know how to kill off the skeleton, it just felt kind of lazy to me. And I feel some truly missed opportunities with Scarlet Johns. Aside from that which seems like a lot now I did give it 5 stars still. I just didn’t have the heart to give it less. And my heart is heavy because now there is only one final chapter in this beautiful aesthetic and atmospheric world. But like so many greats that I have read before….it must end sometime.
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