Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Peter and The Secret of Rundoon

Barry, Dave and Ridley Pearson. 2007. Peter and the Secret of Rundoon.

Peter and the Secret of the Rundoon is the conclusion in the Starcatchers trilogy by Barry and Pearson that first began with Peter and the Starcatchers and then brought us Peter and the Shadow Thieves. What can I say? Really? I love this series. I just do. I don't know if it's because Orson Scott Card told me I should back when the first novel released. Or if I would have eventually discovered the magic all on my own. But for a person who loves Peter Pan, who loves the idea of more Peter Pan--prequels and sequels and such--then this series is a must read.

Once again, our story is told through many perspectives--Molly and George, Molly's father, Leonard, Peter and Tinker Bell, of the other Lost Boys, Lord Ombra and the other villains most specifically the King of Rundoon, Captain Hook, Fighting Prawn and his daughter, Shining Pearl, of the Mollusk tribe on Mollusk island, the Scorpions, an invading native tribe, etc. Once again it is a story packed with loads of adventure, action, and suspense.

The last novel ended with the supposed death of Lord Ombra. But as the reader can plainly see, Ombra isn't dead, it will merely take him a bit of time to regroup and gain in strength and power. Peter is in danger. Ombra and the King of Rundoon are determined to have this orphan boy in their grasp. They want him--they want his power. But not only is Peter in danger...the whole world is in danger. For the secret plan of Ombra and his associates will doom the whole planet, the whole universe if it is carried out. Peter is soon kidnapped--along with his 'lost' companions and the self-important Captain Hook--and taken to Rundoon. Can Molly and her friends save Peter and save the world in time?

This is the book where it all comes together--where all the loose pieces are tied together connecting the trilogy with the original novel by J.M. Barrie. There is so much to love about it. I love the spunkiness and sarcasm of Tinker Bell, the courage and stubbornness of Peter, the independence and intelligence of Molly.


Suey 10:32 AM  

Wow the THIRD one is out now? I'm getting behind! I've only read the first.. which I loved...I need to get going on these!

Unknown 6:19 PM  

I've been meaning to read this series and didn't even know the third book was out! Hopefully I can get to it soon. Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much.

Anonymous,  12:51 PM  

I love this book, and no offense but Ombre is supposed to be spelled Ombra. I am on page 181 and so far I love this book!!!

Becky 1:43 PM  

Anonymous, thanks for correcting the spelling. I'd never take offense for something like that! I hope that's not why you chose to stay anonymous :)

Anonymous,  12:25 PM  

I LOVE this book and all the others in the series! I'm a huge fan of Peter Pan and have read the original one by J.M. Barrie! If you haven't read it, you TOTALLY need to ! If you do read it, read the unabriged version! It's WAY better! Anyway, I LOVE this book! Tootles!

Anonymous,  9:52 PM  

Dear Becky,
I have just finished the third book. I enjoyed it immensly! I havet told all of my friends about it and most of them have read the book and LOVED it!I love Peter Pan and fairy tales and this is the best seried I have ever read! I enjoyed your review and agree with everything you said. Thanks for the review.
- Kati Mo, 12 <3

Anonymous,  11:04 AM  

I love the whole series and I just bought the fourth book and I am really excited about reading it!

Post a Comment

I'm always happy to hear from you! To help fight spam, comment moderation has been set up for posts older than two days. Feel free to ask me questions or ask for recommendations!

Review Policy

I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

If you're interested in sending me a review copy of your book, I'm happy to hear from you. Email me at laney_po AT yahoo DOT com.

You should know several things before you contact me:

1) I do not guarantee a review of your book. I am just agreeing to consider it for review.
2) I give all books at least fifty pages.
3) I am not promising anyone (author or publisher) a positive review in exchange for a review copy. That's not how I work.
4) In all of my reviews I strive for honesty. My reviews are my opinions--so yes, they are subjective--you should know my blog will feature both negative and positive reviews.
5) I do not guarantee that I will get to your book immediately. I've got so many books I'm trying to read and review, I can't promise to get to any one book in a given time frame.
6) Emailing me every other week to see if I've read your book won't help me get to it any faster. Though if you want to email me to check and see if it arrived safely, then that's fine!

Authors, publishers. I am interested in interviewing authors and participating in blog tours. (All I ask is that I receive a review copy of the author's latest book beforehand so the interview will be productive. If the book is part of a series, I'd like to review the whole series.) Contact me if you're interested.

Unique Visitors and Google PR Rank

Free PageRank Checker

2018 Kitty Lit Challenge

2018 Kitty Lit Challenge
Link to sign-up page

Join the Victorian Reading Challenge

Join the Victorian Reading Challenge
Linked to sign up page

Family Tree Reading Challenge

Family Tree Reading Challenge
Link to sign-up page

2018 Share-a-Tea Challenge

2018 Share-a-Tea Challenge
Linked To Sign Up Page

2018 Charity Challenge (Sign Up)

2018 Good Rule Reading Challenge

2018 Good Rule Reading Challenge
Link to sign up page

2018 Picture Book Challenge

2018 Picture Book Challenge
Link to sign-up page

Join the 2018 Middle Grade Reading Challenge

Join the 2018 Middle Grade Reading Challenge
click image to go to sign up post

Good Rules Cheat List

Board books and picture books = new is anything published after 2013
Early readers and chapter books = new is anything published after 2013
Contemporary (general/realistic) = new is anything published after 2007
Speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy = new is anything published after 2007
Classics = anything published before 1968
Historical fiction = new is anything published after 2007
Mysteries = new is anything published after 1988
Nonfiction = new is anything published after 2007
Christian books = new is anything published after 2000
Bibles = new is anything published after 1989

My Blog List

(Old) Challenge Participants

Becky's Hosting These Challenges

100 Books Project: Fill in the Gaps

Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

  © Blogger template Newspaper III by 2008

Back to TOP