Book One: The Wild
The classic adventure novel gets a hypermodern, paranormal update from bestselling authors Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon.
20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to the series.
Garth Nix, author of the Abhorsen Trilogy, declared: "A masterful mix of gold, cold, supernatural creatures, and dread magic makes this a great action adventure story."
Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, calls The Wild "A great old-school adventure novel and the best use of the Wendigo legend I've ever read."
Horrorworld: "Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon are two of the most imaginative, prolific authors working today. They share a solid foundation of pure storytelling, a beating heart of character and pace and plot that drives every book, every story, no matter what it's about."
Publishers Weekly Starred Review: "Launching the Secret Journeys of Jack London series, Lebbon and Golden offer a gripping, gory alternate history of author London, adding supernatural threats to the earthly ones he's known to have faced in real life. Ruth's handsome illustrations add a further haunting element to this adventure, which questions what it means to maintain one's humanity in the face of awesome forces both natural and uncanny."
Booklist: "Golden and Lebbon's gamble is peppering their story with the fantastic and the supernatural, and it pays off in this gung-ho series starter...Golden and Lebbon write with gritty assurance. Best of all, this first chapter kicks the door wide open for almost anything in book two."
VOYA: "It is reasonably certain that the real Jack London never stared down a man-eating Wendigo or was forced to pan gold as a slave. But Golden and Lebbon's new adventure series casts the famed author of Call of the Wild and White Fang as an adolescent explorer on the new frontier in the Yukon. Hardier than the Hardy Boys, Jack is an intelligent, rugged role model any seriously-minded nature enthusiast will find appealing. Book One is a rollicking adventure tale for modern-day readers, depicting with great awe the unforgiving, and yet beautiful, conditions Jack confronts. Better yet, there is enough biographical reality to drive curious readers into sampling the works of the actual London while they eagerly await another chapter. That is a fire worth starting."
San Francisco Book Review: "A truly exciting, well-written adventure story...a must-read. A wonderful choice for the classroom."