Peter and the Sword of Mercy – Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson and Greg Call

The Starcatchers: Book 4

The year is 1901–it’s been twenty-three years since Peter and the Lost Boys returned from Rundoon. Since then, nobody on the island has grown a day older, and the Lost Boys continue their friendship with the Mollusk tribe, and their rivalry with Captain Hook. Meanwhile in London, Molly has married George Darling and is raising three children: Wendy, Michael, and John. One night a visitor appears at her door; it’s James, one of Peter’s original Lost Boys. He is now working for Scotland Yard and suspects that the heir to England’s throne, Prince Albert Edward, is under the influence of shadow creatures. These shadow creatures are determined to find a secret cache of startstuff which fell to London many centuries ago. The starstuff is hidden in an underground vault which has only one key: the Sword of Mercy, a legendary weapon kept with the Crown Jewels. Molly is determined to help, but when she suddenly goes missing, it is up to her eleven-year-old daughter, Wendy, to keep the starstuff out of the Others’ clutches. She has heard her mother’s stories of a flying boy named Peter Pan, and he may be her only hope in saving the world from a shadowy doom…

I really love the way these authors re-imagined the world of Peter Pan.  The characters are wonderful, Tink is a riot, and the “Starstuff” is just so cool.  I would love to meet the Mollusk people and see their island, too. An excellent adventure! You should read the other three first, but they are a definitive trilogy and this starts what I expect is a new one, so you don’t HAVE to if you can’t get ahold of them.     – Jessica, Teen Librarian


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. The Never Fairy
    Feb 01, 2010 @ 02:33:27

    What’s troublesome about this series is that it has a lot of mistakes in it as compared to Barrie’s original stories. You can say “re-imagined” but then it shouldn’t be touted as a ‘prequel’ to the original. How they can be so disrespectful of Barrie is just nuts.

    A Peter Pan book that’s faithful (and based on Barrie’s own idea for more!) can be found here !



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