The Wicked One (The De Montforte Brothers, Book 4)
The Wicked One: The De Montforte Brothers, Book 4 (Unabridged)
But thanks to his scheming family's successful attempts to force a wedding, the wicked and wily duke finds himself entangled in a web of his own making in this spectacular conclusion to Danelle Harmon's critically acclaimed de Montforte Brothers series! Create Widget.
About Danelle Harmon. Learn more about Danelle Harmon. About the Series: The de Montforte Brothers. The bluest of blood, the boldest of hearts -- the de Montfortes will take your breath away! Also in Series: The de Montforte Brothers. Also by This Author. Priestess Vera reviewed on on May 13, When I started reading, I never put it down until I finished I was looking for a little more of twists within the story But sure thing that this romance story is a feisty one!
The Wicked One
Clementine Entjes reviewed on on Oct. Starter of four books. Interesting book because of the manipulations in it and the end which is absolutely wicked and inviting you to read more of this author in kind. Catherine Delpha reviewed on on Sep. Too bad there weren't more family members! Are you going to do a grand finale?
Or perhaps another series along the same theme? I just loved all four books. Barrie writes that when Peter thought he was going to die on Marooners' Rock, he felt scared, yet he felt only one shudder. With this blithe attitude, he says, "To die will be an awfully big adventure". In the play, the unseen and unnamed narrator ponders what might have been if Peter had stayed with Wendy, so that his cry might have become, "To live would be an awfully big adventure! Peter's archetypal quality is his unending youth. In Peter and Wendy , it is explained that Peter must forget his own adventures and what he learns about the world in order to stay childlike.
Peter's ability to fly is explained, but inconsistently. In The Little White Bird , he is able to fly because he is said to be part bird, like all babies. In the play and novel, he teaches the Darling children to fly using a combination of "lovely wonderful thoughts" and fairy dust. In Barrie's Dedication to the play Peter Pan, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow up ,  the author attributes the idea of fairy dust being necessary for flight to practical needs:. Peter has an effect on the whole of Neverland and its inhabitants when he is there.
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Barrie states that although Neverland appears different to every child, the island "wakes up" when Peter returns from his trip to London. He is a skilled swordsman , rivalling even Captain Hook, whose hand he cut off in a duel. He has remarkably keen vision and hearing. He is skilled in mimicry, copying the voice of Hook and the ticking of the clock in the crocodile. Peter has the ability to imagine things into existence and he is able to feel danger when it is near. In Peter and Wendy , Barrie states that the Peter Pan legend Mrs Darling heard as a child was that when children died, he accompanied them part of the way to their destination so they would not be frightened.
In the original play, Peter states that no one must ever touch him though he does not know why. The stage directions specify that no one does so throughout the play. Wendy approaches Peter to give him a "kiss" thimble , but is prevented by Tinker Bell. However, John Caird and Trevor Nunn's introduction to the script for the Royal National Theatre production, states that this was never Barrie's original intention, and was only added for a production in , where Jean Forbes-Robertson took the title role, and played the part with a lighter, more fairy-like, physicality.
Robertson was to play the part almost every year until The character's name comes from two sources: Peter Llewelyn Davies , one of the five Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired the story, and Pan , a minor deity of Greek mythology who plays pipes to nymphs and is part human and part goat. This is referenced in Barrie's works particularly Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens where Peter Pan plays pipes to the fairies and rides a goat.
The god Pan represents Nature or Man's natural state in contrast to Civilisation and the effects of upbringing on human behaviour. Peter Pan is a free spirit, being too young to be burdened with the effects of education or to have an adult appreciation of moral responsibility.
As a 'betwixt-and-between', who can fly and speak the language of fairies and birds, Peter is part animal and part human. According to psychologist Rosalind Ridley , by comparing Peter's behaviour to adults and to other animals, Barrie raises many post-Darwinian questions about the origins of human nature and behaviour.
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As 'the boy who wouldn't grow up', Peter exhibits many aspects of the stages of cognitive development seen in children and can be regarded as Barrie's memory of himself as a child, being both charmingly childlike and childishly solipsistic. Finding the window closed and seeing a new baby in the house when he returned some time later, he believed his parents no longer wanted him and never came back. While in Kensington Gardens, Peter meets a lost girl named Maimie Mannering and the two quickly become friends.
Peter proposes marriage to Maimie. While Maimie wants to stay in the Gardens with Peter, she comes to realise that her mother is so worried that she must return to her. Maimie promises to always remember Peter and goes back to her mother. When Maimie grows up, she continues to think of Peter, dedicating presents and letters to him.
To remember Maimie, Peter rides the imaginary goat that Maimie created for him. She is considered to be the literary predecessor of Wendy Darling.
It is hinted that Wendy may have romantic feelings for Peter, but unrequited because of his inability to love. In the film Peter Pan , the feeling is mutual. Captain Hook can only take away Peter's ability to fly by thoughts of Wendy leaving him, growing up, and replacing him with a husband.
Wendy saves Peter by giving him her hidden kiss signifying he is her true love ; this gives him the will to live. In the movie Hook , an older Wendy implies that she used to and perhaps, still does have feelings for Peter, saying that she was shocked that he did not prevent her wedding day. In the sequel to the Disney film, Return to Neverland , Peter and a grown-up Wendy are briefly, but happily, reunited after many years and continue to show feelings for each other.
In the original novel, Peter later befriends Wendy's daughter Jane and her subsequent daughter Margaret , and it is implied that this pattern will go on forever. From time to time Peter visits the real world, and befriends children. Wendy Darling, whom he recruited to be his "mother", is the most significant of them; he also brings her brothers John and Michael to Neverland at her request. It is mentioned that Wendy was the only girl who captured his attention. John, the older brother of the Darlings, proves to be extremely mature for his age. He becomes fascinated with piracy and imitates Captain Hook while playing at home with his siblings.
Not only sophisticated, John is also courageous and smart. Peter typically tasks John with the responsibility of directing the Lost Boys when Peter is absent. Michael, the youngest of the Darlings, is convinced that Peter Pan is a real person after hearing Wendy's passionate narratives about him. During nursery games, it is Michael who plays the role of Peter Pan whom he looks up to. The parents of Wendy, John and Michael. Mrs Darling is named after Mary Ansell, Barrie's wife.
Barrie refers to her as "a princess in her own right", and she is often described as such. She is kidnapped by the pirates and left to die on Marooners' Rock, but is rescued by Peter.
It is hinted later that she may have romantic feelings for Peter but he does not return them, as he is completely oblivious of other people's feelings. In the Disney film, Tiger Lily shows her gratitude by performing a dance for Peter and kissing him. The kiss makes him turn bright red, and makes Wendy jealous of Tiger Lily. Tinker Bell is a common fairy who is Peter Pan's best friend and often jealously protective of him.
She is the friend who helps him in his escapades. Her extreme loyalty and dedication to Peter is everlasting. The Lost Boys is a band of boys who were lost by their parents after they "fall out of their perambulators" and came to live in Neverland. In Barrie's novel Peter and Wendy but not the original play Peter Pan , it is stated that Peter "thins them out" when they start to grow up.
This is never fully explained, but it is implied that he either kills them or banishes them. In the song "I Won't Grow Up" from the musical , the boys sing "I will stay a boy forever", to which Peter replies "and be banished if I don't". In Peter Pan in Scarlet , the official sequel to Barrie's Peter and Wendy , what happens to the Lost Boys when they begin to grow up is revealed when Slightly starts to grow older, as Peter banishes him to Nowhereland which basically means that he and all his allies will ignore the banished person's existence , the home of all the Long Lost Boys whom Peter has banished in times past.
After Peter Pan cut off Captain Hook's hand in a fight and threw it into the sea, the crocodile swallowed it and got a taste for Hook. It also swallowed a ticking clock, which alerts Hook of its presence. Captain Hook, whose right hand was cut off in a duel, is Peter Pan's arch-enemy. Hook's crew, including Smee and Starkey, also consider him a foe. Captain Hook's two principal fears are the sight of his own blood which is supposedly an unnatural colour and one crocodile.
His name plays on the iron hook that replaced his hand cut off by Peter Pan and eaten by a saltwater crocodile , which continues to pursue Hook. In the animated film , Hook seeks revenge on Peter Pan for having fed the crocodile his hand, and refuses to leave Neverland without satisfaction.