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Peter is quick, daring, and full of mischief and like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life. He appears to lonely, lost children the broken, hopeless, and sexually abused promising to take them to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive, and you never grow old. But his promised land is not Neverland. . . . With this haunting, provocative, relentlessly thrilling reconsideration of a timeless children's classic, the acclaimed artist Brom dramatically displays another side of his extraordinary talent. Exploring the stygian blackness that gathers at the root of the beloved Peter Pan legend, he carries readers into a faerieland at once magically wondrous and deeply disturbing. Fourteen-year-old Nick would be lying dead in a Brooklyn park murdered by drug dealers had Peter not sprung out of the trees to save him. Now the irresistibly charismatic wild boy wants Nick to follow him into a strange and unsettling mist swirling around the bay. Even though he is wary of Peter's crazy talk of faeries and monsters, Nick agrees. After all, nowhere in New York City is safe for him now. And what more can he possibly lose? There is always more to lose. Accompanying Peter to a gray and ravished island that was once a lush, enchanted paradise, Nick finds himself unwittingly recruited for 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. Here, Peter's dark past is revealed: left to wolves as an infant, despised, tormented, and hunted, Peter moves between the worlds of faerie and man, struggling to understand what he is and where he belongs. The Child Thief is a leader of bloodthirsty children, a brave friend, and a creature driven to do whatever he must to kill the dreaded Captain and stop his murderous crew of Flesh-eaters before they blight every trace of magic left in this dying land. Beautifully illustrated by the author with haunting portraits and indelible images, Brom's The Child Thief is a daring novel of darkest contemporary fantasy that will, at once, haunt and exhilarate any reader who agrees to follow Peter on his desperate crusade.

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Peter is quick, daring, and full of mischief--and like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life, but his promised land is not Neverland.

Fourteen-year-old Nick would have been murdered by the drug dealers preying on his family had Peter not saved him. Now the irresistibly charismatic wild boy wants Nick to follow him to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive and you never grow old. Even though he is wary of Peter's crazy talk of faeries and monsters, Nick agrees. After all, New York City is no longer safe for him, and what more could he possibly lose?

There is always more to lose.

Accompanying Peter to a gray and ravished island that was once a lush, enchanted paradise, Nick finds himself unwittingly recruited for a war that has raged for centuries--one where he must learn to fight or die among the Devils, Peter's savage tribe of lost and stolen children.

There, Peter's dark past is revealed: left to wolves as an infant, despised and hunted, Peter moves restlessly between the worlds of faerie and man. The Child Thief is a leader of bloodthirsty children, a brave friend, and a creature driven to do whatever he must to stop the Flesh-eaters and save the last, wild magic in this dying land.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061903175
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Fiction : Fantasy - General
Author:
Brom
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100817
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
496

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The Child Thief: A Novel
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Product details 496 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061903175 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Peter is quick, daring, and full of mischief--and like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life, but his promised land is not Neverland.

Fourteen-year-old Nick would have been murdered by the drug dealers preying on his family had Peter not saved him. Now the irresistibly charismatic wild boy wants Nick to follow him to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive and you never grow old. Even though he is wary of Peter's crazy talk of faeries and monsters, Nick agrees. After all, New York City is no longer safe for him, and what more could he possibly lose?

There is always more to lose.

Accompanying Peter to a gray and ravished island that was once a lush, enchanted paradise, Nick finds himself unwittingly recruited for a war that has raged for centuries--one where he must learn to fight or die among the Devils, Peter's savage tribe of lost and stolen children.

There, Peter's dark past is revealed: left to wolves as an infant, despised and hunted, Peter moves restlessly between the worlds of faerie and man. The Child Thief is a leader of bloodthirsty children, a brave friend, and a creature driven to do whatever he must to stop the Flesh-eaters and save the last, wild magic in this dying land.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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