The year is 1911, and nineteen-year-old Wendy Darley has long outgrown her childhood fascination with her uncle Jim Barrie’s stories about Peter Pan.
Instead of dreaming of faeries, pirates, living shadows, and swordfights, Wendy now keeps the peace at home, struggling to balance her own aspirations with her family’s upper-class ambitions. But however much she might pretend otherwise, her uncle’s stories had their basis in reality, and Wendy’s ordinary life might be her most elaborate game of make-believe yet…
All hope of ignoring the past is lost when one of Wendy’s closest friends is brutally murdered, and a series of clues leads to a terrifying encounter with her old enemies. Her life becomes further endangered when she learns that she is a Somniare – a human whose dreams conjure doors between other worlds. With danger closing in on all sides, Wendy must find a way to banish the forces hunting her back to the world they came from, or else be destroyed in the oncoming conflict.
Wendy and the Lost Boys are thrown into the center of an ancient power struggle between immortal beings in which human lives are manipulated and extinguished at a moment’s notice – and where the separation between nightmare and reality is as insubstantial as a shadow.
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About the Author
C.M. Brice was born on an army post in the south of the United States, and since then has lived in Virginia and Germany, where she gained a love of massive, dark forests and gruesome fairy tales, before finally settling in the Southwest of the United States.
Prior to the publication of The Shadow King, her occupations included whirling up treats in an ice cream shop and hairdressing assistant.
She frequently gets misty-eyed reading history and folklore, drinks far too much tea and coffee, collects antiques from the Edwardian Era, and dreams up tragic histories for household objects. Miss Brice is currently at work writing the second book in The Shadow King Sequence and daily strives to serve the Napoleonic whims of the hobgoblin masquerading as her boston terrier.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fantastic spin on a classic story. If you enjoyed the adventures, mischief, and sword fights experienced in the beloved children's novel of Peter Pan, than this rendition is sure to be a page turner for you. Follow along with Wendy and the Lost Boys on an adventure that reveals a shocking past and an action packed uncertain future.