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Review of "Child Thief" by Brom
By: Terry Bunch
Date: Sep, 2010
Genre: Fantasy / Adventure
Review Rating: 10/10
If you take the wonderfully dark and twisted mind of Brom and allow him to think about the legend of Peter Pan for a while, Brom will inevitably come up with a lot of questions about the story that have yet to be answered. That is exactly what happened and the result is that Brom decided to write a story that tells his version of the Peter Pan story. The Child Thief is set in modern times and depicts the lost boys and rest of mythos in a much darker, most dangerous manner. Brom weaves the words of the chapters as skillfully as he does a paintbrush in a canvas.
The words draw the imagery in your mind as you read and you are transported to the world that Brom has created. Without giving away any details, even the method of getting to the other world is a scary and nightmarish process.
While familiar to those who know the stories of Peter Pan, Brom has masterfully crafted a story that can stand on its own two gnarled feet. Every page leaves you wanting more and each chapter opens up entirely new visions.
Now about those questions that we first mentioned. If you've wondered things like "How did Peter get to where he is?" then this book is definitely for you. This reviewer has always loved fantasy stories and even more so when they have a bit of horror thrown in for good measure. This reviewer has loved the concept of Peter Pan and his adventures ever since first hearing the story. Brom has taken this wonderful concept and made it his own.
Full of adventure, surprises and all kinds of fantastic nastiness, this book rates a perfect score. No lover of fantasy or horror should be without this book.