The acclaimed artist Brom brilliantly displays his multiple extraordinary talents in The Child Thief a spellbinding re-imagining of the beloved Peter Pan story that carries readers through the perilous mist separating our world from the realm of Faerie. As Gregory Maguire did with his New York Times bestselling Wicked novels, Brom takes a classic children s tale and turns it inside-out, painting a Neverland that, like Maguire s Oz, is darker, richer, more complex than innocent world J.M. Barrie originally conceived. An ingeniously executed literary feat, illustrated with Brom s sumptuous artwork, The Child Thief is contemporary fantasy at its finest casting Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, even Captain Hook and his crew in a breathtaking new light. 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. He appears to lonely, lost children the broken, hopeless, and sexually abused promising to take them to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive, and you never grow old. But his promised land is not Neverland.