The world knows Jack London as a writer who lived his own real-life adventures. But there are some parts of his life that have remained hidden for many years, things even he couldn’t set down in writing. Terrifying, mysterious, bizarre, and magical—these are the Secret Journeys of Jack London.
Clinging to life after he is captured in an attack by savage pirates, Jack is unprepared for what he faces at the hands of the crew and their charismatic, murderous captain, Ghost. For these mariners are not mortal men but hungry beasts chasing gold and death across the North Pacific. Jack’s only hope lies with Sabine—a sad, sultry captive of Ghost’s insatiable hunger. But on these waters, nothing is as it seems, and Sabine may be hiding dangerous secrets of her own.
The second installment in the adventures of the young Jack London is a masterpiece of tension and emotion. Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, along with illustrator Greg Ruth, have crafted a tale for readers of all ages, an action-packed, romantic, and suspenseful descent into the darkest desires of men and beasts and the hell that awaits them.
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)|
|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of Of Saints and Shadows, The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, and Snowblind. He has edited the anthologies The New Dead, The Monster's Corner, and 21st Century Dead. Baltimore; or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, cowritten with Mike Mignola, launched the Eisner Award–nominated comic book series Baltimore.
Greg Ruth (Illustrator) has created countless comic books for Dark Horse and other publishers, and has worked on videos for Prince and Rob Thomas, among others. He has also illustrated many children’s books as well as graphic novels. He lives with his family in Massachusetts.
Tim Lebbon is the author of nearly thirty books, including the island and, with Chris Golden, the acclaimed Hidden Cities series. He is the winner of numerous British Fantasy Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. He lives in the Welsh countryside with his wife and children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In a fantastic and chilling standalone second chronicle to the Secret Journey's of Jack London Golden and Lebbon create a tale of adventure that kept me riveted all the way through. While I have been a fan of their writing both as individuals and a team I had never read the first of their Jack London books because I had heard that it had been labelled for younger readers. I Think now that I have seriously deprived myself of some good reading and will be amending this asap. For those of you who don't know who Jack London is, he was a socially active writer who travelled to and is best known for his time in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush which inspired the Book and numerous adaptations of, "White Fang." (highly suggested reading) Golden and Lebbon have taken Jack and his extraordinary world and have made it even more so; from references to the legendary Wendigo he faced down in the first saga to the chilling situation he finds himself in this time. On his travels back from the Yukon, Jack and the ship he is on is attacked by a band of cut-throat pirates, the leader of whom is intrigued by Jack, the wildness and intelligence he senses in him and the fact that Jack's bravery in the face of danger and overwhelming odds stirred Jack to fight them. He is taken onto their ship and put to work. Onboard he meets a mysterious dusky woman from New Orleans named Sabine and learns even more about how many unexplainable things there are in the world as well as discovering the bone chilling secret of the pirates that captured him and having to figure a way to escape from the clutches of these monsters while stuck on a ship in the freezing North Pacific. (hint: look at the book title) One of the things that I quite enjoyed about this was instead of just being a typical action/werewolf book was the moral exchanges between Jack and the other characters and I hope that the younger readers who get the chance to appreciate this book will take some time to consider the questions raised. (I suppose some of us older readers should do the same actually.) The story was well put together and holds the interest. My only criticism is that it ended but I guess that is the tragedy of any good story...it has an end. My thanks to the authors for the fun read and also for reminding me that even if I hear something is made for a younger reader does not mean that it is not worth my time.