"Sullivan builds tension and excitement in this space opera refashioning of Peter Pan." -Publisher's Weekly
Wendy Darling worked her entire life to rise through the ranks of the prestigious Londonierre Brigade. Now as a Captain, she has everything she’s always wanted, including a ship and crew of her own. But when the Brigade receives a strange transmission from the legendary James Hooke, lost a hundred years earlier in uncharted space and presumed dead, Wendy is willing to risk it all to rescue her hero. She races to the planet known only as Neverland; her mission to find the long-lost crew and bring them home.
But there is more to Neverland than meets the eye, and more to Hooke than what was written in history books. When Wendy crash lands on the ominous planet, she quickly discovers Neverland’s dark secret; a malevolent being known as The Shadow that’s looking for a host body to escape its eternal prison. To fulfill her mission, Wendy must decide whether to trust the dashing Hooke or the mysterious Fleet mechanic who goes by the name of Pan--and she has to decide quickly...
Before the darkness consumes them all.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a new twist on my favorite fairy tale Peter Pan so that immediately drew my attention to reading this book. Second Star focuses on Wendy Darling's life as the new captain of the Jolly Roger that was formerly run by Captain James Hook. When Wendy discovers unkept secrets of the ship and with the planet we know as Neverland, Wendy takes the adventure to Neverland to uncover the secrets of the ship and Captain James Hook. But there is a dark force known as the shadow and it's on a mission to find a new body to escape it's imprisonment as a spiritual being. Will Wendy find her way out and escape with Captain James Hook or will she put her trust into this man they call Pan? This book left me wanting more and increasing my curiosity leaving me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what will happen to Wendy and will she find and unlock the secrets to the ship. This book is similar to the movie Pan that came out carrying on the prequel to the classic fairy tale we all know and love because being a huge fan of the fairytale and seeing so many versions of it, made me want to find out how he came to be and finding new twists and turns to the story to see if the same result is still plausible and that in itself was very enjoyable and refreshing. This definitely will find its place on our YFiction/Fantasy shelves and that is why we are happy to give it 5 stars!
A really clever re imagining of Peter Pan, with everything from character names to Tink and pixie dust. It all fitted together very smoothly. Of course, it ended on a massive cliffhanger, and if there was an explanation for the time dilation thing I didn't get it, but it's a good story and I'll be watching out for the next one - got to find out what happens next!