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The Child Thief - Brom
The Child Thief
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Peter is quick, daring, and full of mischief—and like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life, but his promised land is not Neverland.Fourteen-year-old Nick would have been... show more
Peter is quick, daring, and full of mischief—and like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life, but his promised land is not Neverland.Fourteen-year-old Nick would have been murdered by the drug dealers preying on his family had Peter not saved him. Now the irresistibly charismatic wild boy wants Nick to follow him to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive and you never grow old. Even though he is wary of Peter's crazy talk of faeries and monsters, Nick agrees. After all, New York City is no longer safe for him, and what more could he possibly lose?There is always more to lose.Accompanying Peter to a gray and ravished island that was once a lush, enchanted paradise, Nick finds himself unwittingly recruited for a war that has raged for centuries—one where he must learn to fight or die among the "Devils," Peter's savage tribe of lost and stolen children.There, Peter's dark past is revealed: left to wolves as an infant, despised and hunted, Peter moves restlessly between the worlds of faerie and man. The Child Thief is a leader of bloodthirsty children, a brave friend, and a creature driven to do whatever he must to stop the "Flesh-eaters" and save the last, wild magic in this dying land.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061671340 (0061671347)
ASIN: 61671347
Publisher: Eos
Pages no: 481
Edition language: English
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Couscous
Couscous rated it
1.0 Welp.
Maybe I expected too much? I loved the premise so very much and ... well. The writing is pretty okay, but there were may too many story lines (Avalon, Peter, the Captain, Ulfgar ...), and too many stayed unfinished. What was up with Ulfgar? And the Captian? There just was no real plot, somehow.And m...
What.
What. rated it
5.0 The Child Thief
The Child Thief is a dark, modern retelling of Peter Pan with a bit of Celtic mythology thrown in, and it’s amazing. As with anything, it has a few faults, but I liked the rest of it so much that I can’t even remember them. It’s always so much easier to write a review about a book I don’t like, so ...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
5.0
I can't praise THE CHILD THIEF highly enough. I read it several Christmases ago at the behest of a graphic-novel loving friend and, in spite of hating comic books and disliking the work necessary to decode them, I took a chance on this book. 1) Not a graphic novel.2) GORGEOUS.3) Read the tweaked rev...
nclagrimas
nclagrimas rated it
4.0 The Child Thief: A Novel
Let me breathe for a moment to process this. I may come back to write a semi-decent review that no one will read, but in the event that I don't, know that I'm recommending the holy jeebus out of this dark, thrilling, Devil-infested adventure of a novel.
Read a Book
Read a Book rated it
4.5 "Vergiss das Märchen - erlebe das Abenteuer!"
Inhalt: Leise wie ein Schatten streift ein merkwürdiger Junge durch die Straßen von New York. Er nennt sich Peter und ist auf der Suche nach Kindern und Teenagern, die dringend Hilfe brauchen. Peter rettet sie – und bietet ihnen an, sie in sein magisches Reich zu führen, in dem niemand je erwachsen ...
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