Jeremiah Bloom and the Amulet of Osiron
Publisher : Blackbeard Books
Description
Fifteen-year-old Jeremiah Bloom is forced, through poverty, to Gordington Square, a shipping town with a horrifying two-hundred year history of mysterious murders and ships lost at sea. After his father’s boat is lost, Jeremiah takes a job as the flamboyant Captain Van Russel’s cabin boy aboard the Nante, a ship bound for battle with evil. With the help of the Secret Society of Osiron, Jeremiah may fulfill a murdered navy man’s last ghostly wish—to save Gordington and banish the undead pirates to Abaddon, the Realm of the Dead—if he manages to stay alive.



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"In addition to the often used tale of the boy finding his way in the world (always great for young adults!), Wren also writes in his own brand of pirate mystery as he draws from his real-life experience with the paranormal. There are misty visitors, ghost pirates, orbs of light, astral projection, secret societies, spiritualistic entities, mentions of the human soul, and I spent the majority of the book wondering what paranormal thematics he was going to draw from next, which made it a truly enjoyable read. Pick it up in January. Give it a go. Besides, it's about pirates! You can't go wrong." --Paranormal News

"When against a wall, any job is taken, even aboard a ship which is believed to be doomed. "Jeremiah Bloom and the Amulet of Osiron" tells of the titular character and his time as a cabin boy aboard the ship known as the Nante. The Nante is on a crash course toward a vicious battle with an evil force. His only ally and hope for survival, a secret society, Jeremiah must overcome the odds to save the ship and honor a dead man's wishes. "Jeremiah Bloom and the Amulet of Osiron" is a riveting tale of adventure on the high seas, enthusiastically recommended." --Midwest Book Review

"Not just for kids! Once I started, I couldn't put it down! Very well-written and in a language appropriate for the recommended age group but enjoyable for adults, also. A story of pirates and the paranormal makes for a very exciting read! Buy this book - you will not be disappointed!" --Cedar Bend Cottage

It strikes me tonight that I read a book because I HAD to. Not wanted to, mind you. It looked like a great little pirate story - totally wonderful for teens. I, on the other hand, prefer nonfiction - and intense adult titles. But - I read this book because the author is planning to visit our store and I want to be able to talk about his work to my customers, hand sell the book, etc.. I must admit I really, really enjoyed it! AND THAT'S THE COOL PART. When I read these arcs - I almost always find a gem of an author!! Someone new, someone fresh. Like the air on a winter's morning, they wake you up and get your attention. This month it's Stephen Wren ~
Author of said "great little pirate story"... (scheduled to visit our bookstore in May 15th). Titled 'Jeremiah Bloom and the Amulet of Osiron' ~ this book surprised me... it's an awesome story of an intelligent 15 yr old who ends up on his own in a new city, quickly becomes like a son to the Innkeeper, then heads to sea and works as a cabin boy and ends up fighting pirates. I read it aloud to my 5 and 6 year old - editing occassionally when I needed to. (They're be a bit young for some of the more descriptive fight scenes) This is a great read for older teens - 10 & up - or a middle grades bookclub. I know this book will stay on my shelf ~ as I'm sure my boys will want to read it again when they get a bit older. Not to mention I suspect there are more adventures to be had by young Jeremiah ~ at least I hope so!  --Fireside Books and Gifts, NC

"When against a wall, any job is taken, even aboard a ship which is believed to be doomed. "Jeremiah Bloom and the Amulet of Osiron" tells of the titular character and his time as a cabin boy aboard the ship known as the Nante. The Nante is on a crash course toward a vicious battle with an evil force. His only ally and hope for survival, a secret society, Jeremiah must overcome the odds to save the ship and honor a dead man's wishes. "Jeremiah Bloom and the Amulet of Osiron" is a riveting tale of adventure on the high seas, enthusiastically recommended." --Midwest Book Review

"Not just for kids! Once I started, I couldn't put it down! Very well-written and in a language appropriate for the recommended age group but enjoyable for adults, also. A story of pirates and the paranormal makes for a very exciting read! Buy this book - you will not be disappointed!" --Cedar Bend Cottage



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