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The Child Thief

Brom (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Reveals the world of Peter Pan through the eyes of Nick, a fatherless teen whose dreams of wonderland are replaced by the gritty reality of life and death, as Peter's recruits are forced into a lethal battle where the line between good and evil is blurred.
Authors: Brom, 1965-
Title: The child thief
Publisher: New York : EOS ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2009
Characteristics: x, 481 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Contents: Peter. Child thief
Nick
Mist
Deviltree. Goll
Devils
Wolf
Sekeu
Nathan
First blood
Ginny Greenteeth
Barghest
Lady Modron's garden
Men-kind
Clan
Merrow's cove
The flesh-eaters. Flame
Haven
Caliburn
Murder
The captain. Samuel Carver
Drowning cage
Old scabby
Avallach's tree
Ferry
Ulfger. God's house
Horned one
Summary: Reveals the world of Peter Pan through the eyes of Nick, a fatherless teen whose dreams of wonderland are replaced by the gritty reality of life and death, as Peter's recruits are forced into a lethal battle where the line between good and evil is blurred.
ISBN: 9780061671340
0061671339
9780061671333
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bro
Statement of Responsibility: Brom
Subject Headings: Child soldiers Fiction Peter Pan (Fictitious character) Fiction Abused children Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Child soldiers
Peter Pan (Fictitious character)
Abused children
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Reveals the world of Peter Pan through the eyes of Nick, a fatherless teen whose dreams of wonderland are replaced by the gritty reality of life and death, as Peter's recruits are forced into a lethal battle where the line between good and evil is blurred. (catalog description)


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Dec 17, 2012
  • taelis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Finished May 31, 2011. Overall, an excellent book, Peter was eerily likable and his contagious smile catchphrase always made me grin; it truly was catchy. A bit violent for my tastes, but the whole world was quite fascinating, especially considering all the magic realms that were included in the book. I don't think that some of the characters had to die, and at the end of the book I was left a little lost; what happened to the Lady? Where would Peter go next? But the concept was great, illustrations were pretty good, and in general this was a nice read.

May 11, 2012
  • jeffrc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great read!

Aug 03, 2011
  • cham rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I could not put the book down, it's like nothing I've ever read before. The only thing that disappointed me, was that a certain character died. I would of liked a happier ending but Brom decided to be more realistic in showing the brutality of fae and men-kind. Overall, it was a fantastic read, highly recommended.

Apr 07, 2011
  • inkblot rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fantastically dark re-telling of Peter Pan intertwined with various myths and legends set in modern Manhattan and a frighteningly more sinister "Neverland" known here as Avalon. With rich writing filled to the brim with magic and excitement, The Child Thief is a real page turner. There are descriptions of graphic violence and sexual themes so I would reccomend it for teenagers and up.

Jan 18, 2010
  • cynthiabartley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this was a wonderful book, exceptionally written and extremly captivating, although i would not reccomend it to children under 12 due to graphic violence and sexuality in the novel.

Nov 24, 2009
  • quagga rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A dark retelling of Peter Pan, taking us back 1400 years to Peter's birth. At 7 weeks of age, Peter climbed from his crib and walked over to his human family, asking to join in their fun at the dinner table. They responded by abandoning him to wolves in the forest. Peter is a fascinating character, half human, half wild thing. He loves to play... but his games are deadly. Brom blends in elements of Celtic mythology like Arthurian legend and the faerie court. Peter rescues desperate teens from modern day Manhattan - the abused, homeless and unwanted - and leads them back to his fort in an enchanted land that is dying. Peter needs the help of his recruits to battle the flesh-eaters and restore the Lady's magic in Avalon. Grade 9 and up.

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Apr 07, 2011
  • inkblot rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

inkblot thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Apr 07, 2011
  • inkblot rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Apr 07, 2011
  • inkblot rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • taelis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"... and the stars winked back, for Peter's smile is a most contagious thing."

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