In this riveting and adventure-packed follow-up to the award-winning New York Times bestseller Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter leaves the relative safety of Mollusk Island-along with his trusted companion, Tinker Bell-for the cold, damp, dangerous streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra, who is intent on recovering the missing starstuff-celestial dust that contains unimagined powers.
It's 1901. Molly has married George Darling and is raising Wendy, Michael, and John. James, one of Peter's original Lost Boys, tells Molly about the Others, creatures that are determined to find a cache of starstuff hidden in an underground vault that has only one key: the Sword of Mercy.