Roaring Boys

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About the author:
Caitlyn E. Mitchell has been writing for more than a decade. Her love of fairy tales began when hiking in the north Georgia mountains with her family, while her mother invented fey creatures living between the tree roots and campsites. A graduate of Oglethorpe University and a winner of the Sydney Lanier Prize for Short Fiction, she specializes in historically rewritten fairy tales, each with their own unique twist. By daylight she works as an editor in academic publishing for the neurosurgical field. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, an Irish harp, and more wind-chimes than the noise ordinance should allow.

Roaring Boys

Authored by Caitlyn E. Mitchell

In the year 1590, the colonists of Roanoke island disappeared into the wilds of the New World and were never seen or heard from again....

Cristan doesn't want to be an adult. Indentured to pay for his passage to the New World, the young man has no surname, no money, and no property; yet when his servitude ends in a year's time, Cristan will be expected to settle down, to build a house...and to marry. Before his indenture is up, storm and sickness strike the colony, leaving little food for winter and cholera fevers raging through almost every home. Children begin to flee the homesteads for the wilds of the island, hoping to find safety from the fevers and the self-named, pitiless Governor Bosworth. As conditions deteriorate, a sudden revolt against the Governor's baleful grasp lands Cristan in a desperate fight for his life. With Bosworth's blood on his hands, he too runs away into the forest--to the camp of the wild children, where roaring boys and girls romp the dunes, where crowing Indians dance in the firelight, and where legends of mermaids and weeping birds are traded for a tinker's love.

But the Governor's vengeance burns in the discontented winter, and Cristan finds that growing up won't let him off the hook so easily....

A tale about the lost children of Roanoke, Roaring Boys is the riveting new take on the classic story of Peter Pan.

Publication Date:
1500570249 / 9781500570248
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

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