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lkessel

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New Peter Pan Sequel!
« on: June 18, 2008, 04:22:54 PM »
Hi everyone!

The Anyplace is author Peter David’s take on J.M. Barrie’s Neverland in his novel TIGERHEART (Del Rey; hardcover; June 2008), but this is not the Neverland of Barrie’s PETER PAN or the Disney animated movie. For one thing, Peter Pan, or The Boy, is not the main character, and instead of viewing all grown-ups as the enemy, TIGERHEART looks at the complexities of growing up and whether it really means that one can’t still believe in seemingly impossible things.

To the average observer, Paul Dear seems to be a perfectly ordinary boy from an ordinary family, with a doting father who tells wonderful stories and an indulgent mother who does her best to temper these stories with common sense. However, the former pirate who wanders London’s Kensington Gardens is no average observer, and he notices what others do not—namely, that Paul Dear is connected to the Anyplace.

Initially Paul is satisfied with his tenuous connection to the Anyplace, which exists mainly in his ability to speak to animals, interact with his reflection, and run with a white tiger in his dreams. Everything promptly changes with the loss of his baby sister, which causes his parents to separate and his mother to insist that Paul go on medication to stop his “fantasies.” As a very grown-up boy, Paul comes to the conclusion that he must be proactive and help his mother be happy again by bringing her a replacement daughter. An encounter with the former pirate in the gardens begins Paul’s journey, which leads him to a certain pixie and then straight into the Anyplace.

But the Anyplace is in trouble, and Paul finds himself sidetracked from his quest for a new sister in order to help the inhabitants of the Anyplace put things right again. The pirates and their allies are very close to overtaking the Anyplace completely. Paul and his new friends must stop them and save The Boy from their influence—preferably without dying in the process.

I am writing on behalf of Del Rey to see if anyone would like to receive a free copy of TIGERHEART to read and comment upon. The first 25 or so people to request a copy through my email (lkessel@randomhouse.com) will receive a copy.
 
Praise for Peter David:

“[Offers] the same kind of atmosphere as William Goldman’s The Princess Bride … the adventures are suitably stimulating and unpredictable and satisfying to our demands for both thrills and archetypical justice.”   --SciFi.com (Grade: A)

“Peter David sees the world a bit differently from everyone else—strangely, wonderfully, stunningly differently.  Reading TIGERHEART gave me the feeling of walking a comfortably familiar road, but seeing things from angles I never knew existed. 
A beautiful, delightful story.”  —R.A. Salvatore, New York Times bestselling author of THE ORC KING

Other readers' comments can be seen at tigerheartbook.com.

Please contact me for a review copy or if you have any questions or comments. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time.

All the best,
Laura Kessel

Summer 2008 Intern
Random House Publishing Group
1745 Broadway ∙ New York, NY 10019
lkessel@randomhouse.com