Synopses & Reviews
In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers
, we discover Peter leaving the relative safety of Mollusk Island along with his trusted companion Tinker Bell for the cold, damp streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly, slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra. It seems that the dreaded Ombra has a variety of mysterious powers including the ability to make shadows disappear. When Peter reaches London, he sets out to find the indomitable Molly. Together they must combat Ombras terrible forces to both protect the Starcatchers and the treasured starstuff and most importantly to rescue Mollys mother from the clutches of evil.
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have done it again written a compulsively readable, impossible-to-put-down tale that will delight readers of all ages.
"[T]wo veteran writers for adults do not disappoint....[A]tmospheric backdrops...a deliciously creepy villain who steals souls from shadows. Readers will relish the chance to further explore the backstory of a favorite childhood tale..." Booklist
"Breathless chases and near-death experiences....This should appeal to fantasy and adventure fans alike." School Library Journal
About the Author
Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning nationally syndicated humor columnist for the Miami Herald
. He is the author of more than a dozen books including Boogers Are My Beat
, Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys
, Babies and Other Hazards of Sex
, Dave Barry Slept Here
, Big Trouble
, and Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway
Ridley Pearson is the best-selling author of fourteen novels, including The Middle of Nowhere, The Pied Piper, Beyond Recognition, No Witnesses, The First Victim, Undercurrents, and Parallel Lies. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. In addition, he secretly wrote The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, which was a companion book to the ABC-TV production of Stephen King's Rose Red.