“A masterpiece of horror, action, suspense, and high seas pirate ship battles…” JOE DAVISON, Stranger Things

The Mighty hook

by: Mark Tarrant
Captain James Hook may be considered a buffoon to both the Queen’s Navy and the other blood-thirsty pirates, but his loyalty and determination, combined with his fighting skills and passion for adventure, are the perfect combination of fun mayhem with a wee bit of luck thrown in. When he and his crew are captured by the Queen’s Navy (for crimes they may have committed or more likely just bragged about), luck shines once again for James and a deal is struck to avoid the gallows. They find themselves assisting the Navy, illegally running weapons and gun powder to an uncharted and mysterious island. It’s simple – act like sailors, deliver the goods, collect the payment from a client named Peter, and the Navy looks the other way on current and previous indiscretions. 

Two Days Later… Luck Ran Out

“What have I gotten my crew into?” That’s all James could think as he and his crew fight for their lives, being hunted by the vampire child Peter. Peter, a young boy who looked to be no more than 14 but was well over 100, and his clan of vampire lost boys have been playing for decades.  Peter is aided by dark magic from a voodoo priestess, Mama Laveau, and her zombie horde. Cannibal mermaids patrol the island coast, protecting the mystical island where they all live. Now Peter is power-hungry and ready to conquer America‘s thirteen colonies.

It’s up to Captain Hook to rescue any living crew, escape the island, and stop this spoiled blood-feeding brat Peter. To finally end his reign of playtime and bloodshed. The future of America, and possibly the world, rests in the hands of the Mighty Hook!

“We have monsters to slay, treasure to take, women to make laugh or blush… but first my friends, the tavern!” ~ Captain James Hook

“A masterpiece of horror, action, suspense, and high seas pirate ship battles…” JOE DAVISON, Stranger Things

About The Author

Mark Tarrant is a creative powerhouse who knew he wanted to write and create from his first encounter with Star Wars.

A big fan of comics − especially those of Robert E. Howard’s Conan character − his reading eventually included the master of horror, Stephen King. His storytelling is also influenced by his passion for Western movies, particularly The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

 

His artistic talents have received recognition in The Boston GlobeUSA Today, The Valley Advocate, The Republican, The Herald and The Buzz.

Mark strives to continue to create unique characters and situations for entertainment whether it be in film, comics, books or short stories. His favorite two words are “What if…” or for those who know him… “cigar time…

Learn more about Mark at www.MarkTarrant.com

The future of America, and possibly the world, rests in the hands of the Mighty Hook!

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A childhood favorite…with a dark, savage twist

When you think of Peter Pan, what are some of the first thoughts that come to mind? Magic, Neverland, pirates and adventures with the lost boys. How about…villain? This product by Mark serves as a great nostalgia trip for those looking for an adventure in an old world from our childhood, with a horror filled turn that would satisfy any fan of fantasy.

Without spoiling, but giving enough to get you wanting more, when you first dive into this book you feel uneasy, in a good way. The book splits the story of Pan and Hook until they eventually find their fates tangled into a mess of blood, magic, and revenge.

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It starts with the same way any Pan story would start, the heroic boy king going off to rescue young children in need, flying them away to Neverland to live and play forever young. But there is something off about Peter. There’s a cunning and sinister nature about him and his actions that make you wonder what is really going on in Neverland, until your fears and feelings about him are realized. Peter is a monster, in all the best ways. He has everything a good villain needs to portray; cunning, unpredictability, power, and reason but still shows off the child heart he has while still being bloodthirsty and wrathful at the flip of a switch.

Hook’s story, on the other hand, tells of a young upstart pirate trying to make a name for himself and his crew. Hook is shown to be a caring man, well skilled, and ambitious in his endeavors to be one of the most feared pirates in the seven seas. You follow his crew getting into trouble in an effort to make waves among the British navy and pirate world, until things go south and he and his crew are face to face with death, and an encounter and lifelong battle with Peter and his legion that will make you change the way you think of the classic fairy tale forever.

For the TLDR this story has everything a fantasy fan would want, from tie-in’s to familiar folklore like mermaids, elves, and voodoo, to some other legends like King Arthur, Dracula, and more. There is action, betrayal, magic, and wit. Absolutely worth the read and hope you enjoy it as much as I am!

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After setting sail with Captain Hook, partaking in pirating, drinking, shooting, and swordplay, the book takes us on a dark journey through a magical island that send you to your psychological depths! I am eagerly anticipating the conversion of the book to the big screen! Mark Tarrant has certainly put his best foot forward with this wonderful masterpiece!

Hook meets Today

A wildly creative adaptation of an age old classic but with much more action and contemporary raw spin. This would make for a great cinematic run!

Everything you could want in an action/adventure book! Plus zombies!!

I loved The Mighty Hook! A really cool spin on the classic Peter Pan story.

It is full of action, humor, heart and supernatural elements! It’s characters are fun and believable to the point that you even understand the motivations of the antagonists. I don’t want to spoil all the surprises for anyone but if you like adventure and/or pirates, with some cool supernatural elements thrown in, check this book out!

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