The Secret Journeys of Jack London

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The Secret Journeys of Jack London

Book One: The Wild

Jack London is best known for his books such as Call of the Wild and White Fang, but this was not a man who spent his life behind a typewriter. Even before he was 20, he traveled to the Yukon, hoping to strike it rich in the Gold Fields. But soon after starting out, Jack starts to feel a presence, a presence that saves his life during a winter storm. He also must face a creature straight out of legend, The Wendigo, a supernatural beast hungry for the flesh of man. With kidnapping, the savage land, and mysterious creatures all threatening him, Jack must find an inner strength if he hopes to survive the white, cold heart of the Yukon.

Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon have created an interesting read that combines the stark writing that symbolizes Jack London's work with the supernatural bent sweeping the literary field in an absorbing read. This is a book that will appeal to a multitude of readers, be them fans of the White Fang or Curse of the Werewolf.

Book Blurb for The Secret Journeys of Jack London

The classic adventure novel gets a hypermodern, paranormal update from bestselling authors Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon.

The world knows Jack London as a writer who lived his own thrilling, real life adventures. But there are parts of his life that have remained hidden for many years - things so horrifying even he couldn't set them down in writing. These are the secret journeys of Jack London.

We meet Jack at age seventeen, following thousands of men and women into the Yukon Territory in search of gold. For Jack, the journey holds the promise of another kind of fortune: challenge and adventure. But what he finds in the wild north is something far more sinister than he could have ever imagined: kidnapping and slavery, the murderous nature of desperate men, and, amid it all, supernatural beasts of the wilderness that prey upon the weakness in men's hearts.

Acclaimed writers Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, along with illustrator Greg Ruth, have crafted a masterful tale both classic and contemporary, a gripping original story of the paranormal in the tradition of the great Jack London.

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Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2011 4.25