{Free eBook} Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious YouthAuthor J.V. Hart – Kairafanan.co

With His Long Black Curls, A Shadowy Family Tree, And An Affinity For Pet Spiders, James Matthew Bears Little Resemblance To His Starched Collar, Blue Blooded Peers At Eton Dubbed King Jas He Stops At Nothing To Become The Most Notorious Underclassman In The Prestigious School S History For James, Sword Fighting, Falling In Love With An Ottoman Sultana, And Challenging The Queen Of England Are All In A Day S Skullduggery But When He Sets Sail On A Ship With A Mysterious Mission, King Jas Dream Of Discovering A Magical Island Quickly Turns Into An Unimaginable NightmareScreenwriter J V Hart Traces The Evolution Of J M Barrie S Classic Villain From An Eccentric Outcast To The Scourge Of Neverland

10 thoughts on “Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth

  1. says:

    Even the darkest of villains can have a hero s heart This tale tells the story of Captain Hook before he officially takes the name Captain Hook, during his time spent at Eton College getting his education, and his transformation into the villain we know and love If you ever wanted to know the history of Captain Hook, it couldn t have been done better by even J.M Barrie himself Although there is no Peter Pan here, this is my favorite of all the sequels, prequels, side stories, etc., that have added to the myth and magic of Peter Pan and the world of Neverland, that I ve read thus far Here s the book description With his long black curls, a shadowy family tree, and an affinity for pet spiders, James Matthew bears little resemblance to his starched collar, blue blooded peers at Eton Dubbed King Jas., he stops at nothing to become the most notorious underclassman in the prestigious school s history For James, sword fighting, falling in love with an Ottoman Sultana, and challenging the Queen of England are all in a day s skullduggery But when he sets sail on a ship with a mysterious mission, King Jas dream of discovering a magical island quickly turns into an unimaginable nightmare.Screenwriter J.V Hart traces the evolution of J.M Barrie s classic villain from an eccentric outcast to the scourge of Neverland This book is told with great charm and a writing skill that really hooked me, entertaining me beyond what I was expecting Captain Hook has a pet spider named Electra How much cooler can it get than that J.V Hart, as you can see from the comments below, contacted me after my early version of this review He is currently working on a sequel Here are links to read the first 5 chapters on Facebook before the book s even published Chapter 1 2 3 4 5 if you would like to follow the adventures of Captain Hook s side kick, Jolly Roger, read Roger, the Jolly Pirate, by award winning illustrator Brett Helquist, cover and interior artist of Capt Hook The Adventures of a Notorious Youth Speaking of Brett Helquist, hopefully you are reading my full review so you can check out the striking cover of the young Captain Hook Sometimes I pick up the book just to look at the cool cover Super highly recommended if you are a fan of Peter Pan and his nemesis If you are new to Neverland adventures, this would be a great place to start

  2. says:

    This book wasawesome amazing glorious Words fail me Captain Hook has always annoyed me slightly because, deep down, I always wanted him to be a gentleman and he never was And then I read this book And King Jas Matthew Bastard, O.S.B., Keeper of the Wall Lord Protector of the Pudding as is painted on his wall by fellow classmates crawled into my brain and took up residence He has the perfect mix of a kind of cold politeness and barbaric masochism to make the legendary Hook But it is through a long, torturous path, fraught with so many horrific trials and bittersweet triumphs that no lesser man could survive them, that he achieves his fame and notorious prestige Definitely one of my favorite books.

  3. says:

    I love books that take a well known story and shake it up I m sure that this isn t a perfect novel, that there are holes to poke at, but I didn t have time to entertain skepticism when reading this The author is charged with a difficult task How do you write an origin story about one of pop culture s most infamous villains and create an interesting and sympathetic protagonist Hart accomplishes this with skill and not a little bit of energy The book is littered with nods to Barrie s original work and a faithful prequel to the Peter Pan story James Matthew, ask King Jas., aka King Jas Bastard, aka James Hook, is incredibly likable, disturbingly so In real life, if you came across a teenage boy with bluish tints to his skin and blood that literally runs the color yellow, who talks to spiders and has perfected the most purposefully annoying cackle in the world, you might not crown him your King But what I loved about the character was his sense of justice There were parts of the story where Capt Hook s villainy shone through, but the cruelty was deserved James Matthew is cruel to the cruel and vengeful toward the oppressor He also shows great love and devotion to his friend, Jolly Roger Peter Davies and his pet spider Elektra Yes, there were a few times when if felt like the author manipulated events or characters to fit the Peter Pan canon instead of letting the story flow naturally and the book does feel over half way through, but James Matthew is such a charismatic character that you stay on for the ride.

  4. says:

    I read this book because my class took a trip to a local bookstore to meet JV Hart I was immideatly drawn to his way of speaking, his ideas, and what he was saying to us He was an extremely interesting guy He signed my book for me and even talked to me about pursuing a career in writing myself.This book was beautiful when I read it the first time I loved how you got to see a different side of James Instead of the greedy man that you commonly see in Peter Pan and the like, I got to know a man who I couldn t help but be drawn to.He notions of good form and gentlemanly behavior created a complex character depth This whole book just took me on a journey, through the violent games they play, the duels with a Mr Arthur Darling, sound familiar , the triumphs and the ultimate journey to Neverland.I really liked this book a lot It just made me feel like a little kid again I couldn t put it down until I finished it Well worth the read

  5. says:

    I really liked this book the author went into a lot of detail with the characters he would always tell how they were feeling or what they looked like In the beginning he was mostly just introducing the characters and trying to get you to relate to them like in most stories, but by the end he made it seem like you were actually there watching it all happen right before your eyes He would also describe the setting and tell what everything looked like even what color it was My favorite thing about the book though was definitely how he made James seem so mean and scary Over all the book was really good and I think that YOU should read it.

  6. says:

    A fantastic work in the Peter Pan mythology A marvelous portrayal of the young Hook.

  7. says:

    I m giving this book a big thumbs up for delivering the story that I wished someone would always write That pansy peter pan is a pathetic pipsqueek compared to Hook The biography of this splendid character was given a descent amount of action, heart and fantasy to make it match the Peter Pan classic Readers should completely ignore historical corelations and just enjoy the story There are a few elements in this book that I wished were elaborated on I expected these loose ends to be explained in the sequel it s been a few years and no second book has been forthcoming Yes, this book will be popular with the boys, but us girls out there who secretly root for the villians will be entertained as well The book also would make a great gift if it were packaged with the classic for any young reader.

  8. says:

    This book has to be the most underrated book of all time It was my favorite book as a kid and I still reread it from time to time The idea itself of giving Capt Hook a back story is very clever The book is a well written Young Adult type of book though the young Capt Hook s special traits eyes changing color from blue to red, bleeding yellow blood etc seem a bit too Twilight ish for me Despite that, the novel is charming and contains a good amount of adventure, love, humor and revenge A definite favorite for me

  9. says:

    What Wicked is to Wizard of Oz, Capt Hook is to Peter Pan This story follows the life of the man we know as Captain James T Hook.The character of James or, Jas is one that you can t help but root for, despite his arrogance He s a little over cocky and dramatic, but the same is true for the Captain Hook we ve seen portrayed in so many different ways Though a lot of his actions are a little abnormal, he s generally a good guy put through some tough situations while still maintaining good form A guy you would definitely want to have on your side.I was, however, a little disappointed with the ending as I was expecting things to play out a little further Perhaps we will get a sequel

  10. says:

    A spin off of PETER PAN, this book tells us the background of the boy who became Capt Hook James Matthew, the bastard son of a nobleman, is sent to Eton for schooling Having been ignored by his father for almost his entire life, he s resentful of the absent father Rather than him giving him money and things, he d rather his father spend time with him or acknowledge him in public Shunned by many and tormented by an older boy one Arthur Darling at Eton, James is determined to do as he pleases and resist bending to the will of others With his ever present sidekick, Roger Davies, Jas causes all sorts of uproar, including upsetting Queen Victoria over his behavior with a young, visiting, Sultana CAPT HOOK was delightful fun, a fast paced adventure that will appeal to many I especially enjoyed the humor that was wicked and sly, and may be overlooked by some not especially familiar with Barrie s story And you can t just rely on the Disney film I was cheering for Jas Hook in this tale, which seemed odd since I d known him as the villain for years Quite satisfying story I give it a B.