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by Greg Call,Dave Barry

The year is 1901--it's been twenty-three years since Peter and the Lost Boys returned from Rundoon. Since then, nobody on the island has grown a day older, and the Lost Boys continue their friendship with the Mollusk tribe, and their rivalry with Captain Hook. Meanwhile in London, Molly has married George Darling and is raising three children: Wendy, Michael, and John. One night a visitor appears at her door; it's James, one of Peter's original Lost Boys. He is now working for Scotland Yard and suspects that the heir to England's throne, Prince Albert Edward, is under the influence of shadow creatures. These shadow creatures are determined to find a secret cache of startstuff which fell to London many centuries ago. The starstuff is hidden in an underground vault which has only one key: the Sword of Mercy,a legendaryweapon kept withthe Crown Jewels.Molly is determined to help, but when she suddenly goes missing, it is up to her eleven-year-old daughter, Wendy, to keep the starstuff out of the Others' clutches. She has heard her mother's stories of a flying boy named Peter Pan, and he may be her only hope in saving the world from a shadowy doom...
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ISBN: 1423121341
ISBN13: 978-1423121343
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Greg Call,Dave Barry
Language: English
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; First Edition edition (October 13, 2009)
ePUB size: 1288 kb
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Rating: 4.5
Votes: 169
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It's been 23 years since we last visited Peter and Molly. While life hasn't changed much on the island, Molly has grown up, married George, and had three kids of her own. The Others have been silent all this time, and the Starcatchers have been lulled into a feeling of security.

All that changes when James shows up with some disturbing news about what is happening in the palace. But when he disappears, Molly really worries. Molly is the next to vanish, and it is up to her daughter Wendy to find help against the new forces of darkness.

Meanwhile, on Mollusk Island, four shipwrecked men appear. Their story doesn't quite hold together, and Fighting Prawn wants them off the island as quickly as possible. Is he right to be suspicious? Are The Others on the move again? Can Peter stop them?

Obviously, there is a lot going on, and those who have enjoyed the previous three books about Peter Pan will enjoy this one as well. Once again, the story starts quickly and the danger just keeps building until we reach the suspenseful climax. For once, the story on the island felt as important as the story in London, and both kept me turning pages. The characters are fun as well, and I enjoyed getting lost in the story.

Don't start here since it is assumed you know what has happened before. But if you have read the previous volumes, you'll find this one just as captivating.
My son, who has a PhD in mathematics, introduced me to this series; I was initially skeptical about reading another book about Peter Pan, after all, what more could be said I thought. I read the book as a child, and had seen the animated movie so what could possibly be left to write about?

Was I ever wrong about that notion, I was captivated by "Peter and the Starcatchers" and became a devoted fan of this series! What a fun trip to read of Peter's beginning and an explanation of how he became the boy who would never grow up as ably and entertainingly penned by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The incredibly fertile imaginations of these writers seemed to really blossom as they decided to fill in the details that get us to the point where J. M. Barrie takes up the narrative.

I have had the joy and pleasure of reading "Peter and the Starcatchers," "Peter and the Shadow Thieves," "Peter and the Secret of Rundoon," and now "Peter and the Sword of Mercy." All four books have been a delightful romp through sometimes humorous, yet sometimes threatening, action filled adventures as the reader follows the story of Peter and his friends. Some of the imaginative villains in these books make Captain Hook seem like a "not so bad" kind of guy.

I was definitely amused as I read the suggested age range for these books, 9-12; there is no question in my mind that children in that age range who enjoy reading a good adventure should certainly enjoy all of the books in the series. The truth of the matter, at least in my experience, is that readers of almost any age who enjoy a well written adventure story will have fun reading these books not only once but more than once.

I am truly pleased to have read them and have them available to read again. I can recommend them highly to anyone whose inner child has not shriveled and died.
Tyler Is Not Here
My 8 year old is obsessed with this series of books. He has read it and reread it countless times. Definitely recommend for a young boy who loves to read.
I read to my son for 30-45 minutes a day, now.. Before we bought this set of books, we would read short stories and only spent about 20 minutes a day actually reading.. The rest of the time we spent looking for something that was interesting enough to read that night... So, I'm going to have to say that these books are good enough that my boy calls me 30 minutes before reading time, just so we can get more time in and further through the story.... Any book that can do that, it AWESOME.
This is a great addition to the Starcatcher series, because it introduces a historical aspect on account of the Great Charlemagne. The book is also fantastic in plot trajectory, bringing back the old characters to add suspense and promise to story. Again Gregory Call introduces nice illustrations that re-captivate the imagination for our younger readers. I recommend reading all of the other books before diving into this one, because of the use of flashbacks referencing previous engagements with villains and heroes alike. The only aspect of the story that I didn't really like was the unexplained parts the beckoned for answers but never quite achieve in answering. Hopefully Dave and Ridley conjure another episode to retrace the rise of the Others and their new powers.
Our family has enjoyed getting lost in these adventures with Peter and the other characters. These have been our go-to books to listen to on road trips. They’ve kept us entertained and wanting more with each book.
This book is much slower going than the others in the series. I read this to my 8 year old twin boys and we are definitely struggling a bit to get through this one even though they loved the others in the series.
I have purchased all the books in this series ("Peter and the Starcatchers", "Peter and the Shadow Thieves", and "Peter and the Secret of Rundoon", plus this one - the fourth in the series) for my children. My 10 year old daughter in particular very much enjoys these books, and has re-read all the books numerous times. I, "the Mom", have read 2 of the books and find them quite enjoyable even for an adult, as there is a large amount of humor (credit Mr. Berry!) as well as a well-spun tale. This book picks up right where "Peter and the Secret of Rundoon", book 3, left off, and takes the reader right up to where the movie begins with the child Peter and his friend Wendy. Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson are a wonderful duo as authors, very entertaining and captivating. This book (as are the 3 others) is very highly recommended by my entire household!