When Peter lures Wendy to his secret and solitary domain, adventure and peril await. Then into the frame enters the complicated James Hook, a figure whose ruthless designs on Neverland are matched only by Peter’s own desire for Wendy’s soul. Hook is as hissable as ever, and when he presents the selfish-but-magnetic Peter with a deadly challenge, an epic battle begins. At its heart? Wendy Darling. Assertive. Smart. And in terrible danger.
Set in Spicerhill, a district of contemporary London, Neverland in Shadow is an affectionate, offbeat story inspired by J.M. Barrie’s outstanding novel and characters. Taking its cue from Barrie’s view that Kensington Gardens’ celebrated statue '...failed to show the Devil in Peter', this respectful tale embraces the darkness lurking in a tragic and immortal anti-hero.
Intended for young adults and older, anyone who marches out of step will click with this story. Themes include goodness versus greed, the fantastical and the everyday, first love, the danger of ambition, and the insistent pull of adulthood.