Steven L. Rowe releases ‘Sea Road to Neverland’

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Book traces rise of Captain James Hook through his own skill, guile.

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Captain James Hook, that famous villain and nemesis of Peter Pan, has a past that has only been hinted at before, including the secrets of his birth, his extensive education and his standing in English society before the fall that set him on the road to infamy. Steven L. Rowe would like to give a proper background about this villain and it prompted him in writing “Sea Road to Neverland,” (published by Archway Publishing) a novel that presents the story of the life of Hook, showing a classic figure of literature from a fresh perspective.

This book traces the rise of Captain James Hook from a penniless pirate with grand dreams through his winning the Nom de Guerre of “Hook” and becoming the captain of the Jolly Roger through his own skill and guile. At the culmination of his scheme, his new command is swept by mysterious forces to an island known from dreams, Neverland. On this island, Captain James Hook realizes that still greater possibilities are available to him, should he be able to meet the challenges of Neverland.

“This book takes a sympathetic look at Captain James Hook who is sympathetic without glossing over his villainous character,” Rowe explains. “Rather than a misunderstood man forced by circumstances into piracy, for James Hook, piracy was a decision that was arrived at through cold logic, without any attempt even in his own mind to justify what he understood to be a criminal career.”

By filling in some of the events that happened before the familiar story everyone knows, Rowe hopes that “Sea Road to Neverland” will stir a desire among readers to learn the history of James Hook, right up the moment his hand is fed to the crocodile and more.

“Sea Road to Neverland”
By Steven L. Rowe
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 282 pages | ISBN 9781480826014
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 282 pages | ISBN 9781480826007
E-Book | 282 pages | ISBN 9781480826021
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Steven L. Rowe is an electronics technician trained in the U.S. Army. Rowe is experienced with small-arms, from flintlock pistols to modern military-style rifles, and is a collector of swords and axes. He is a student of history, especially the Golden Age of Piracy. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Ruskin.

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