Friday, 13 May 2016

Guest Post - The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse

Magic can do a lot―give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That's what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home.

However, Gwen doesn't know this. She's just a sixteen-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn't know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out though―and when she does, she'll discover she's in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.

She'll be out of place as a teenager in Neverland, but she won't be the only one. Peter Pan's constant treks back to the mainland have slowly aged him into adolescence as well. Soon, Gwen will have to decide whether she's going to join impish, playful Peter in his fight for eternal youth… or if she's going to scramble back to reality in time for the homecoming dance.


The youngest of all the children, he is also the most energetic. A fireball of passion and excitement at all times, he is unpredictable and wild. He's only quiet when he's asleep—although, to his credit, he sleeps like a brick in order to refuel his impossible enthusiasm for life. Spurt curls up when he sleeps, which is why the other lost children thought to get a dog bed for their puppy-like companion. He loves it.

Spurt learned to run before he knew how to walk, and he learned how to fly off to Neverland before he figured out a single thing about growing up. It is hard to hold his attention or keep him from interrupting in a story. He's an agreeable and good-tempered kid, but he is a lot to handle!

His desires are more whims than desires, and they flit through him as fast as feelings and thoughts flit through fairies. His emotions tend to oscillate from positive to negative with such speed that even he treats his feelings like arbitrary and irrelevant events.

His favorite color changes from day to day, sometimes even from minute to minute. Spurt lives entirely in the moment, with no memory of his life before Neverland and few ideas about what the future will bring. He doesn't remember how exasperated his parents always seemed to be with him. His joyful energy is much more appreciated now that he is among the lost children. Because his own mind is too chaotic to decide on goals, he takes his cues from friends and diligently follows their lead. When in doubt, he clings to nurturing Bard and lets her watch out for him. You can meet Bard atJessabella Reads and you can read about all the lost children in The Neverland Wars, out now!



1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a really good read for an alternative to my normal genre.