Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pan (The Untold Stories of Neverland) by Author K.R. Thompson @writer_kthompsn


BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Pan
SERIES – The Untold Stories of Neverland
AUTHOR – K.R. Thompson
GENRE – Fantasy/Fairytale/Short Story
PUBLICATION DATE – August 10, 2015
LENGTH – 15,000 words
PUBLISHER – Createspace
COVER ARTIST – Alchemy Book Covers

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Neverland has always been their sanctuary—until now.
Magic is dying in Neverland and only one pixie is brave enough to search the human world for someone to believe. Tink finds a desolate boy flying in the night, peering in windows, searching for the life he once knew. But can she convince him to abandon his quest and save Neverland?
Discover the untold story of the boy destined to become Peter Pan.


EXCERPT

At least the boy was taking his task seriously, the pixie decided, watching him raise up on his toes in an effort to gain a better look inside one darkened, upstairs room. Some guardians were lazy, but this one was not, which was just as well, she noted, as the small, shadowy figure of a child exited through the window and joined him. A few seconds later, the two flew off into the night sky. The children of humans could be a handful—the ghosts of them even more so, especially when they realized they were no longer among the living. It only made sense to appoint another child to deal with their sorrow and accompany their spirits to the other side.
The source of her attention currently gone, the pixie idly kicked into the open air. Small bits of dust sprinkled each time her feet touched the open mouth of the monster she’d been making a seat of. She glanced down, noticing his bottom teeth now sparkled like gold in the moonlight, giving him an even more ferocious look.
The poor thing looked dreadful, with long curling teeth and bulging eyes—nothing at all like her own pretty, golden self. She gave him a bright smile. Likely, that was the only kindness ever given the monster forever stuck up here on the edge of this roof, so she reached down and gave his hard cheek an affectionate pat before turning her attention back to the sprawling town below. After all, she hadn’t come to save this monster. She’d come for the boy and soon he would need her—but not nearly as much as she needed him.

Review

As a lover of Fairy Tales near and far, I could not wait to get Pan: The Untold Stories of Neverland into my hands. While the tale of Peter Pan has never been my favorite, characters in it are certainly well-beloved in this house.  Take Tink for instance.  What would we do without the world's most beloved fairy?  K.R. Thompson's slant that Neverland is losing it's magic thus Tink set out to save it is perfect.  And Tick Tock, Captain Hook's nemisis?  I've always had a deep and abiding love for the Villains - perhaps my mother should have had me see a shrink when I was a small child. I was glad to see that he has become, if anything, more devious and wily.  But the change I loved the most? The reason why Peter Pan is in Neverland!  Because he didn't want to grow up has never set well with me and KR Thompson's telling makes all the sense in the world!

So if you believe, really and truly believe.  If you might have once believed or know someone who might believe, run, RUN, RUN, don't walk and get your very own copy of this marvelous retelling of the story of Peter Pan.  For you see, I believe, Fairy Tales are meant to be retold, over and over and over again, never exactly the same way twice.

Rating:  The Scale is broken but we shall go with 5 for good measure.  A MUST READ
I received this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.  No further compensation was received.

BUY & TBR LINKS

AMAZON KINDLE US
AMAZON KINDLE CA
AMAZON KINDLE UK
AMAZON PAPERBACK
GOODREADS

AUTHOR BIO

K.R. Thompson writes paranormal stories with a bite and fairy tales with a twist. An avid reader and firm believer in the magic of books, she spends her nights either reading an adventure, or writing one.
She still watches for evidence of Bigfoot in the mud of Wolf Creek.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review and for participating in the Tour. Victoria at My Family's Heart

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    1. My pleasure. Thank you for making the rounds and coming by. It's like getting mail!

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