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Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Peter and the Starcatchers) [Kindle Edition]

Ridley Pearson , Dave Barry , Greg Call
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In this action-packed third installment in the Starcatchers series, Peter and Molly find themselves in the dangerous land of Rundoon, ruled by an evil king who enjoys watching his pet snake consume those who displease him. But that's just the beginning of problems facing our heroes, who once again find themselves pitted against the evil shadow-creature Lord Ombra in a struggle to save themselves, not to mention the planet. It's a wild desert adventure, with rockets, carpets, and camels all flying through the air, zooming toward an unforgettable climax...


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"An exciting and absorbing story, sailing across choppy waters at breakneck speed... Fantastic fun." (The Guardian on Peter and the Starcatchers)"

About the Author


Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than a dozen books, including Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far); The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog; Dave Barry's Money Secrets; and Big Trouble. Along with Ridley Pearson, he is the co-author of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Escape from the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, and Blood Tide.



Ridley Pearson, in addition to the Peter and the Starcatchers series with Dave Barry, is the award-winning author of The Kingdom Keepers-Disney After Dark, The Kingdom Keepers-Disney At Dawn, and Steel Trapp. He has also written more than twenty best-selling crime novels, including Killer View and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.




Greg Call has illustrated the entire Peter and the Starcatchers series. He has worked for clients in music, entertainments, and publishing. His work has garnered many honors, including the ADDY Award.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2671 KB
  • Print Length: 498 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0786837888
  • Publisher: Disney Hyperion; Reprint edition (November 23, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004C43EN0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,772 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please Don't Let It Be the Last! December 22, 2007
Format:Hardcover
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have reinvented Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, and Captain Hook so well that a generation from now no one might remember where J. M. Barrie's original creation ended and theirs began. So far, the two have written three incredibly fat and action-packed volumes of Peter's adventures with the "starstuff," the magical fallen stars that gave him his power and - in effect - rendered him immortal, though as a boy doomed never to grow up.

Along the way, Barry and Pearson have also brought a multitude of other parts of the legend to life and to center stage. At present, they've authored two short novels on other characters in Peter's worldscape.

Peter and the Secret of Rundoon finishes off the trilogy Barry and Pearson set out to write and fans of the series are already feeling the loss. The two authors succeed brilliantly in bringing their books to cinematic life within the pages. The pacing of all three books proceeds at breakneck speed.

As with the other books, PETER AND THE SECRET OF RUNDOON jumps in with both feet and with three different storylines that ultimately converge in the trilogy's final battle.

I love these books, and I love reading them to my son. There's just enough going on all the time - enough chases and enough mystery - that it keeps him fully engaged. And me too. They're even interesting enough for me to read by myself, then go back almost immediately and read them again to him.

Lord Ombra, Peter's ultimate enemy in this book, returns and begins his machinations to bring about the end of the Starcatchers, those people responsible for keeping the "starstuff" out of the hands of bad guys. Ombra quickly links up with Captain Nerezza and the chase is on.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome conclusion to an awesome series October 28, 2007
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon was a really great read. It ended the best trilogy I've ever read in my life, and in a way, it was disappointing to know that there were no more books coming. If you haven't read the previous two books, I suggest you go out right now and buy them. Before you start reading, make sure that you have at least five hours of free reading time. Once you begin reading, it is impossible to stop. Yes, these books are crazy addicting....

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson just have this amazing gift to create suspense and the desire to read on. I hope that they will team up again to write a presequel to another classic!

Happy readings! :)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting finish to a wonderful trilogy November 15, 2007
Format:Hardcover
The Starcathcers' trilogy comes to an action-packed conclusion in this final installment from Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. In this installment, Peter must once again do battle against the evil Lord Ombra in order to save the world. Along with his friends Molly and George and the other Lost Boys they will do battle in order to stop Lord Ombra from completing his evil scheme. This is a terrific read. We've enjoyed all three books but this one was the best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Who? November 21, 2007
By Bnickel
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My 11-year-old daughter finished reading this book in about a week and says it's her favorite of the Peter and the Starcatchers series -- that's saying a LOT because the first two books are fabulous. That's right, I read them too - it's not just for kids. Dave Barry and Riddley Pearson are hilarious and have created vivid characters and stories that really move. A+++++
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Anti-climactically Climactic... July 10, 2009
Format:Hardcover
The first two volumes in this series caught me off guard with their freshness, originality, and that certain sense of whimsy that most of the great fairy stories tend to radiate. They are, and remain, far superior reads to the third and presumably final installment, "Peter and the Secret of Rundoon."

The strengths of the writing remain the adept characterizations, particularly where Peter's little tribe of Lost Boys are concerned this go-around, as well as the pacing; Barry and Pearson are more than competent at weaving multiple plot threads together, tapestry-like, which is all the more reason for my feeling a bit let down after finishing this one.

For starters, and without attempting to give away too much of the plot (a thing that I despise when reading reviews here and elsewhere!), the ending seemed almost an afterthought, with the real climax occuring several chapters before the final pages turned. While the previously mentioned Lost Boys thread was neatly tied up (although, again, perhaps a bit too quickly), how Neverland comes to be the place that we know it in Barrie's original tale (and the subsequent, excellent volume by Geraldine McCaughrean, 'Peter Pan in Scarlet,). Perhaps, given the situation regarding the immense quantity of starstuff present on the island, we are left to infer that, at some future point, the island, lagoon, and what not are finally catapulted into some time-space nexus, lodging just next to that second star to the right...but we are left with nary a clue as to whether or not this might be. Maybe such a question will be answered in a subsequent volume.

But the real bone to pick comes from the mouth (?) of Lord Ombra himself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter and the Secret of Rundoon November 24, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (The Starcatchers) on CD is well performed by Jim Dale who also does the Harry Potter Series. It is so eye-opening to hear the unabridged spoken version of books. My applause is for the author Dave Barry as well as the reader Jim Dale.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter & the secret of Rundoon
excellent condition.
Published 2 days ago by V. Mcintyre
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book, but Ombra is to invincible. and too bad.
Published 22 days ago by Carl D. Turnblom
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful adventure!
My daughter and I enjoyed this third book of a great series. This is the kind of series that opens children up to the love of reading.
Published 2 months ago by Rebecca St. Michel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I love the Peter and the Starcatchers series. It tells how Peter Pan became Peter Pan with wit and humor.
Published 2 months ago by Karen A. Leeper
5.0 out of 5 stars great detail
This book is a real page turner and exciting all around! Some parts made me sad, some happy, but throughout the whole book I just felt plain excited and I bet people who read this... Read more
Published 3 months ago by luv2read
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read - fun
My son read this book very quickly. We had to beg him to put the book down for dinner! He enjoyed this book immensely.
Published 3 months ago by M. Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter and the secret of Rundoon
This is one of the best books I've read. A great ending, coupled with great action makes this a must read book. Yes, it's a little long, but it's still worth it to read.
Published 3 months ago by Eugenie
4.0 out of 5 stars The production was superb but the story lacked some luster,
This wrapped up the series in a nice way.I found the story dragged at points and would've liked to have know more about Peter's parents and what happened to them. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bent steel.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever
I chose five stars because it's an awesome book very adventurous. The best book I ever read and I would totally read this book again. It's very suspenseful and thrilling book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jeanine T Galitz
5.0 out of 5 stars Boys favorite!
My two sons loved this series. This series ranks up there as one of my oldest son's all time favorites. Fun read with lots of action!
Published 4 months ago by Kerri Still
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