I have a confession: I’m in love with Captain Hook.
Handsome, charming, suave, deadly. Yet there is something about him that makes him seem redeemable. He is single-minded in his vengeance, in his quest to kill the crocodile that not only took his hand but the life of the woman he loved. He is willing to (and has) killed to get him closer to his goal. Yet like most pirates, he does have a certain code of honor that he lives by, a line he won’t cross. The problem is, that line might be a little…fluid.
This Hook is the quintessential anti-hero. He does seem to lack the qualities we associate with a hero. He’s morally ambiguous, sneaky, and willing to kill an innocent if it gets him closer to his goal. Yet… Yet.
And there’s the attraction. He does have that line he won’t cross. And, frankly, if Rumpelstiltskin can be turned to good by loving and being loved, then why can’t Hook?
Have you been watching Once Upon a Time? What do you think of Killian Jones, aka Captain Hook?
Finn Evnissyen, the hero in HEART OF THE DEMON, was an anti-hero in SECRET OF THE WOLF. By the end of his story, though, he’s been redeemed. You can read all about his journey when HEART OF THE DEMON releases at the end of February. Buy the book at B&N, Amazon or other online retailer or find it at your local indie bookstore.