Alias Hook

Alias Hook

By Lisa Jensen

Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9781250042156, 353pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

Description

"Every child knows how the story ends. The wicked pirate captain is flung overboard, caught in the jaws of the monster crocodile who drags him down to a watery grave. But it was not yet my time to die. It's my fate to be trapped here forever, in a nightmare of childhood fancy, with that infernal, eternal boy."

Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan's rules. From the glamour of the Fairy Revels, to the secret ceremonies of the First Tribes, to the mysterious underwater temple beneath the Mermaid Lagoon, the magical forces of the Neverland open up for Stella as they never have for Hook. And in the pirate captain himself, she begins to see someone far more complex than the storybook villain.

With Stella's knowledge of folk and fairy tales, she might be Hook's last chance for redemption and release if they can break his curse before Pan and his warrior boys hunt her down and drag Hook back to their neverending game. "Alias Hook "by Lisa Jensen is a beautifully and romantically written adult fairy tale.



About the Author
Lisa Jensen is a veteran film critic and newspaper columnist from Santa Cruz, California. Her reviews and articles have appeared in Cinefantastique, Take One, and the Los Angeles Times. She has reviewed film on numerous area TV and radio stations. Her film and book reviews appeared regularly in Paradox Magazine. She also reviewed books for the San Francisco Chronicle for thirteen years, where her specialty was historical fiction and women's fiction. Lisa lives in Santa Cruz with her husband, artist James Aschbacher, and their two cats.