Wendy Darling learns. What appears to be good may prove otherwise, and what seems to be evil…is irresistible.
In this startling new vision of a cultural classic, Wendy intends to live happily ever after with Peter Pan. But Time, like this tale, behaves in a most unsettling way.
As Wendy mothers the Lost Boys in Neverland, they thrive on adventure. She struggles to keep her boys safe from the Island’s many hazards, but she finds a more subtle threat encroaching from an unexpected quarter.…The children are growing up, and only Peter knows the punishment.
Yet in the inky edges of the Island, the tales Wendy tells to the Lost Boys come true. Captain Hook is real, and even the Wonderful Boy can’t defend his Wendy against this menace. Hook is a master manipulator, devising vengeance for his maiming. Insidious and seductive, Hook has his reasons for tempting Wendy to grow up.
Revenge is only the first.
Deepening the characters so artfully sketched by J.M. Barrie, Hook & Jill reveals the dark side of innocence at which Barrie hinted in the figure of Peter Pan. It brings alive a daring Wendy who asks questions and seeks truth; it delves into the man, Hook, the iconic villain. Striding from fairy-tale and thrusting into reality, Captain Hook becomes a frightening force indeed.
Awards for Hook & Jill:
Gold Recipient for Adult Fiction and Literature, Mom's Choice Awards® 2010
Best New Fiction, International Book Awards 2010
Finalist, Best New Fiction, National Indie Excellence Awards 2010
Finalist, Best Cover Design, International Book Awards 2010
Finalist, Best Cover Design, USA Book News Best Book Awards 2009
Acclaim for the Hook & Jill Saga:
“Hook & Jill is a masterwork of enduring power.” "Other Oceans is a masterpiece.” —Satyros Phil Brucato, BBI Media
“…unrelenting poetic beauty….Read it, and let yourself be swept away to Neverland.” —Sylvia Shults, author of Price of Admission
“Andrea Jones is a masterful storyteller, weaving a compelling tale….You will be shocked. You will be thrilled. Whatever the outcome, you will be entertained.” —Bismarck Tribune
“Hook & Jill is a fine spin on the classic, and very much recommended.” —Midwest Book Review
“Jill is most definitely a pirate lass worth reading about.” —Pirates Magazine
“Jones has created a fantastic companion piece to Sir J.M. Barrie’s 'Peter & Wendy.' She reenters the Neverland, quite obviously knowing her way around….Every twist and surprise is balanced by an exceptional use of the original.”—Peter Von Brown, author of Peter Pan’s Neverworld
About the Author:
Andrea Jones graduated from the University of Illinois, studying Oral Interpretation of Literature, with a Literature minor. As a television production professional, she worked for CBS and PBS affiliates, and for corporate studios. Jones is known around the world as Capitana Red-Hand of the web-based pirate brotherhood, Under the Black Flag, and a member of the Brethren of the Great Lakes. Facebook.com/HookJill, Facebook.com/UnderBlackFlag.