Secret Journeys Of Jack London Essay

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Secret Journeys of Jack London is a combination of a classic and contemporary paranormal novel series by award winning novelists Tim Lebbon and Christopher Golden. The first novel in the series was the 2011 published The Wild, a novel that went on to become a fan favorite as it reintroduced the Jack London character to audiences in a unique perspective never before attempted. With the first novel in the series garnering much critical acclaim and fans clamoring for more, the two novelists published two more titles in the series to make it a trilogy in 2013. With both authors asserting that they read Jack London’s The Call of the Wild in their childhood it is not surprising that they write a very accomplished even if fictional autobiography of …show more content…

It never lets up in energy catapulting the young London from one confrontation to the next whether it be pirates, human salvers, monsters, or blizzard, Jack never gets a moment of rest. A combination of fantasy and historical fiction Jack starts out as a 17 year old who accompanies his brother in law into Yukon Territory looking to strike it rich. What Jack is really looking for is adventure and it is not long before he gets his wish. A flesh-eating monster attacks the camp and Jack only survives when a mysterious guide guides him and tries to teach him the call of the wild. He fially defeats the Wendigo only to find himself in the hands of band of savage pirates led by Ghost, a murderous and charismatic captain that leads a werewolf crew with a lust for gold and blood on the high seas. But even as he meets other prisoners of Ghosts insatiable lust for slaves and money, he still cannot trust anyone even if they are in the same predicament. The last novel in the series moves more into the darker paranormal aspects, as it introduces not only werewolf pirates but also supernatural beasts with a lust for human blood. The authors combine the myths of the time and urban legends to come up with richly detailed and well researched stories based on the real life wild stories of Jack

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