Captain James Hook, the villain who battles the Boy Who Never Grows Up, is one of the most famous pirates in literature. But regarding his past, only a few fragments are known—a scandalous birth shrouded in mystery, service as Blackbeard’s bosun, and a reputation that inspired fear in even the worst of pirates.
Set against the colorful background of historical piracy on the Spanish Main, Sea Road to Neverland tells the story of the man who would eventually be known as Captain Hook. As a young man, James turns his back on his family and set out to sea, earning the name “Hook” along the way. He takes command of the Jolly Roger from the despotic Red Michael Conner and finds a jovial Irishman named Smee among the crew. He also meets a ship’s boy named Tuck with no memory of his past—and the boy offers friendship to a man who believes he needs no friends. When the ship is driven off course and brought to a strange and unknown shore, the men instinctively fear the place, for they know they are unwelcome invaders in Neverland.
Filled with swashbuckling adventure and intrigue, this novel presents the story of the life of Captain James Hook, showing a classic figure of literature from a fresh perspective.