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Jimmy Threepwood and the Veil of Darkness Paperback – 18 Oct 2012

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  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Ghostly Publishing (18 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 095724343X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957243439
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,448,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

'Great book for children' ~ Jamie Owen

Rich Pitman is originally from Newport, South Wales. He is the published author of the five book children's fantasy series, Jimmy Threepwood, starting with Jimmy Threepwood and The Veil of Darkness.

Rich's second book, Jimmy Threepwood and the Elixir of Light will be out October 2013.


For further information about Rich Pitman please visit www.Jimmythreepwood.com or Jimmy's Wikipedia Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_threepwood

Follow Rich on Twitter @threepwoodbooks for updates and future events

Please LIKE www.facebook.com/JimmyThreepwoodAndTheVeilOfDarkness

...'Even Heroes Do Bad Things'

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matt D 697 on 23 Aug. 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Jimmy Threepwood And The Veil of Darkness

I bought the kindle version of Jimmy Threepwood to read with my nine year old son.
It is a fabulous book full of dark magic, sinister characters, monsters, surprises and twists and turns.
We both love it and share the reading with my son acting out the plot as it develops
This could be the next Harry Potter- Warner Bros take note and snap up this author.
Really looking forward to the next instalments.
Congratulations to the author for a riviting read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan Thompson, Author on 26 Sept. 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I am going to start off this review by getting you to do some tasks first. Are you ready ...? Well first, grab yourself a pen and a piece of paper (notebook on the PC will do fine). Now, I want you to write down the first three books you absolutely loved when you were a child. Have you finished? Now, next to them I want you to come up with a link that links them to one another, whether it be genre, plot, similar lead character etc. Now, next I want you to get that pen and scribble all of those words out because Rich Pitman's `Jimmy Threepwood and the Veil of Darkness' turns all of those hero qualities and good overcoming evil plots on there's clichéd heads and actually gives us something very original indeed.

Imagine this, Jimmy is a ten year old boy who doesn't have many friends, his parents don't offer him much love and he never, ever receives a present on his birthday. His eleventh birthday is just around the corner. As that date approaches however, weird events start to occur, he is attacked by crows and wasps. He has an unfortunate accident in the Chemistry lab which leaves an unusual mark on his arm and he manages to scare the school bully so much, that that said bully is now nothing more than a mere shell of an existence. What is happening to Jimmy Threepwood?

As it so happens, the Elders had prophesised many centuries ago that humans will come to destroy the world in which we live. To prevent this from happening, the Elders have set in motion a solution to this problem. Every two millennia, four children who bear the mark of a powerful demon will rise up and learn their true destiny and summon this demon to purge the world of everything living thing so it can be reborn and start anew.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mark Evans on 2 Nov. 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
When I first saw this book and when it was due to be published in paperback, I thought to myself 'what a book for the children just in time for Halloween'; so I got the kids and asked them to read the few paragraphs that were available and their first words were 'get it !!'.

Now a few chapters in as I am reading it to them, they are loving it (secretly so am I)...in their words, "this is a brilliant story' I think if they had the chance they would get me reading it all the way through in one go. The book catches you after the first few pages and the story line is great. What makes it better is that they can relate the first few pages to school life which catches them straight away.

I think that this will be a book series that they will want me to continue buying and all I can say is 'well done to Rich Pitman' and his team for a refreshing new book and we look forward to the next four !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clare Davidson on 21 Aug. 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Jimmy Threepwood hasn't felt much love and friendship. He has a slovenly mother who ignores him, practically no toys and even less friends. The only light in a dismal childhood is his father, who tries his best to make Jimmy feel loved. On his 11th birthday, Jimmy discovers that he is one of four children who are destined to destroy the world.

Jimmy Threepwood will appeal to fans of the Percy Jackson series. Except unlike Percy Jackson, Jimmy is being trained by dark and nefarious people and his fellow students are anything but friendly and supportive.

There's some lovely description in this book and you really feel for Jimmy as he struggles with his destiny and deals with tragedy. The magic is handled well, using a mixture of mythology and original concepts devised by Pitman.

An enjoyable read for tweens and younger teens and an exciting start to a new series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ant1304 on 29 Oct. 2012
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I bought this book a few days after release for my boys (and me) who had become a little fed up with the usual ultra nice leading characters and companions and obvious bad guys with no depth to their character in the books they usually read. The book didn't dissapoint, the characters have been written in enough depth to make the reader understand the motives of the bad guys, but in clear way easy for younger readers to understand which is very refreshing.
There is plenty of action, twists and turns to keep you hooked until the last page. A great first book to the series, Jimmy world is well set out, I'll be looking forward to the next one!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine W on 5 Jan. 2013
Format: Paperback
Having had the pleasure of meeting Rich Pitman I bought three signed copies of this book as presents for my son and other family members aged between 8 and 12. All of them have raved about this book. I have promised all three to treat them to the second in the Series when it comes out this year.

This book is a must for fans of everything from Harry Potter to the Skullduggery Series. It is dark in places but with enough humour to keep the more nervous among us reading on.

Rich Pitman writes with an original voice that I am sure is going to lead to a very successful series. We as a family can't wait to read them all.
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