In bringing new Lost Boys back to Neverland, Peter Pan brings something else, too, and Spanish Flu wreaks a deathly effect on Hook's crew.
In the aftermath, the Jolly Roger comes for the last time to England, and Hook faces the most frightening adventure of his life: retirement.
The Boatswain's Hook is a loose sequel following the events of the classic book by JM Barrie, Peter Pan, but it can of course be read standalone with little to no knowledge of the original text.
This is a book about chronic illness, disability, and a slowburn romance between two old men who've known one another for time unimaginable.
Note content warnings for past child death/murder (as in line with the original text), referenced violence, and self-esteem issues throughout.