Who is the most intriguing character in Peter Pan?
If you answered anyone other than Captain Hook, you are wrong.
Captain Hook is by far the most compelling character and this is the Captain as you have never seen him before!
This is the origin story of one of the world’s most underrated villains, straight from the mind of Christina Henry.
Y’all, Ms. Henry has a dark and wildly creative imagination and we stan that!
This story follows our infamous Captain before he is known as such. This tells of his earlier life, known as Jamie and chosen by Peter Pan to be his first and best boy.
As many of you are already aware, Peter is a spoiled, petulant little prig who also happens to function with the most murderous of intentions.
I have always considered Peter Pan to be a jerk and this certainly did not dispel that notion. Jamie tries his best to keep Peter on the straight and narrow and to protect the boys that he collects.
Overtime, he begins to see Peter for what he truly is. He also comes to identify this life he has been living on the island to be not at all what he was sold.
Coming in at under 300-pages, this is a quick read but in my opinion, you have everything you need to make this a moving and impactful tale. The final pages of this blew my mind. I was speechless upon finishing.
I have so much love for this story and truly believe this to be one of the best retellings I have ever read and certainly the best origin story that I have ever read.
This is dark with a constant feeling of menace that I cannot recommend highly enough to horror fans or just fans of darker works of fiction in general; not necessarily horror.
My dream would be for Christina Henry, in about 8-years, to come out with a sequel to this that completely flips the power balance between Peter and Captain Hook on its head! For those of us that would love to see the downfall of one, Peter Pan, this would be the most delightful tale to ever be penned, I am sure.
So, Christina, have your people call my people.
Kidding!!! I don’t have people.
DM me if you want to brainstorm and let’s make this happen!