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292 pages, Paperback
First published July 4, 2017
He didn't bring magic and fun and eternal youth. He brought fear and madness and death, trailing blood behind him, trailing all the corpses of all the boys behind him.
And yet it didn't weigh him to the earth at all. Every drop of spilled blood only made him lighter, gave him the freedom to fly.
"It is a fantastic lie."I've always been the devil's advocate when it comes to villains because monsters are made, not born right? Well, when it comes to Captain Hook, Christina Henry gives us all the dark, bloody details related to how Hook's hatred and vengeance gained its shape. It's not a pretty story. Hook wasn't always the villain. In fact, according to Christina Henry's imagination, you may be shocked to learn who the true villain really was.
“That was what Peter brought. He didn’t bring magic and fun and eternal youth. He brought fear and madness and death, trailing blood behind him, trailing all the corpses of all the boys behind him.”
“I should have killed him then. It would have prevented everything that came after.”
“They weren’t forever young, unless dying when you were young kept you that way for always.”
“We all believe him, at first. Even me. That’s how he lures us here with his promises. And then he rips us to pieces.”
“Even when there was blood he made me think it was only play, until there was so much of it even Peter couldn’t pretend anymore.”
“Once I was young, and young forever and always, until I wasn’t. Once I loved a boy called Peter Pan.”
"Peter's idea of fun was considerably more savage than his."
"They weren't forever young, unless dying when you were young kept you that way for always."