Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Peter and the Secret of Rundoon

By Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

This is the conclusion to the trilogy that began with Peter and the Starcatchers, documenting the events that preceded (and led to) those in Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. This is an excellent conclusion to an excellent series. Truly enjoyable. The rollicking, swashbuckling adventures are just plain fun. The characters are engaging and well-developed, and the plot moves along at breakneck speed, one scene leading to the next. It's hard to put these books down. The dual imaginitive power of Barry and Pearson is amazing. They seamlessly weave in elements that will appear in Peter Pan without distracting from their own story. Without giving too much away, it's difficult to summarize the third book. I was hooked with the first book, and I can't recommend this riveting series too highly.


Holly said...

Based on your recommendations, I have purchased this trilogy as well as J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. I'm looking forward to reading them and I think the girls will like them too when they get older. :-)

allisonmariecat said...

I hope you (and eventually, the girls) like them! One of the great things about the series is that yes, they're about Peter, but Molly is an equally important heroine in the story, so both boys and girls have a character to identify with as they enjoy the adventures. I was thinking these would be fun to read out loud by the fire on winter evenings, but it'd be hard to stop in time for bedtime.