Hook and Jill: Neverland As Never Before

Hook and Jill: Neverland As Never Before

by Andrea Jones

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Overview

Wendy Darling learns. What appears to be good may prove otherwise, and what seems to be evil... is irresistible.

In this startling new vision of a cultural classic, Wendy intends to live happily ever after with Peter Pan. But Time, like this tale, behaves in a most unsettling way.

As Wendy mothers the Lost Boys in Neverland, they thrive on adventure. She struggles to keep her boys safe from the Island’s many hazards, but she finds a more subtle threat encroaching from an unexpected quarter....The children are growing up, and only Peter knows the punishment.

Yet in the inky edges of the Island, the tales Wendy tells to the Lost Boys come true. Captain Hook is real, and even the Wonderful Boy can’t defend his Wendy against this menace. Hook is a master manipulator, devising vengeance for his maiming. Insidious and seductive, Hook has his reasons for tempting Wendy to grow up.

Revenge is only the first.

Deepening the characters so artfully sketched by J.M. Barrie, Hook & Jill reveals the dark side of innocence at which Barrie hinted in the figure of Peter Pan. It brings alive a daring Wendy who asks questions and seeks truth; it delves into the man, Hook, the iconic villain. Striding from fairy-tale and thrusting into reality, Captain Hook becomes a frightening force indeed.

Awards for Hook & Jill, Book One of the Hook & Jill Saga:

Gold Recipient for Adult Fiction and Literature, Mom’s Choice Awards® 2010
Best New Fiction, International Book Awards 2010
Finalist, Best New Fiction, National Indie Excellence Awards 2010
Finalist, Best Cover Design, International Book Awards 2010
Finalist, Best Cover Design, USA Book News Best Books Awards 2009

"Hook & Jill is an amazingly insightful Jungian allegory. Jones not only questions the original version’s assumption that prolonging childhood is desirable, but explores the dark side of Peter’s character and develops the characters of Wendy and Captain Hook in ways I would not have imagined. It is shocking, then riveting, and I am in awe of her imagination and subtlety. The reader comes away wanting more, and happily, a series will be published.

"Understand, though, that the content of Jones’ work is very definitely grounded in themes of adult life, so as Hook might say, 'Readers, ye be warned.' " -Deena Sherman, Sun-Times News Group

"Hook & Jill is a symbolic voyage into adulthood, a study in dark and light, exploring individual growth and independent thinking. It is a twisting tale that plunges through layers of meaning, from the pirate fantasy on the surface to the deeper, disturbing undercurrents that threaten the foundations of right and wrong." -The Reginetta Press

Book Two of the Hook & Jill Saga is Other Oceans. Set a look-out for Book Three, Other Islands.

More at www.HookandJill.com and Facebook.com/HookJill

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014301183
Publisher: Reginetta Press
Publication date: 03/07/2012
Series: Hook and Jill Saga , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 875 KB

About the Author

Andrea Jones holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois in Oral Interpretation of Literature, with a Literature minor. In her career in television production, she wrote, produced, directed, and managed studios for PBS and CBS affiliates and corporate studios, and acted as on-air talent. Her lifelong inspiration springs from the theatre, and that passion comes gloriously to life within the pages of her stories.

Jones is known around the world as Capitana Red-Hand of the web-based pirate brotherhood, Under the Black Flag. She is also a member of the Brethren of the Great Lakes.

Readers may come aboard with Jones’ buccaneers at Facebook.com/HookJill and Under the Black Flag at Facebook.com/UnderBlackFlag.

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