Baron Von Prindel's Parade
Treasure (ReleasingDec 2019)
The Stories Begin
IN THE PRESS
TAYLOR JONES SAYS:
Bleamy’s Corner by Tobias Garrett, Jeremy Bleamy is orphaned at twelve years old in London in 1802. Since orphans have less rights than stray dogs and Jeremy has no family to turn to, he is constantly in danger of being stolen by orphan hunters and sold into slavery. Then there are the rival gangs with rules that Jeremy, who is certainly not streetwise, violates without knowing it. Struggling to stay alive, he has to take dangerous jobs while avoiding the cruel and unscrupulous adults who would love to hurt and/or eliminate him. It’s a very hard life for anyone not born into money, but especially for one so young and vulnerable.
Well written, fast paced, and intense, the story has a ring of truth rare in historical fiction. A great read.
REGAN MURPHY SAYS:
Bleamy’s Corner by Tobias Garrett is the story of a twelve-year-old boy in London in 1802. Jeremy Bleamy and his parents move to London from Scotland when their farm fails due to the drought. Jeremy’s father promises him a better life, but it is not to be. His father soon succumbs to typhoid and dies. His mother also gets typhoid and, in her grief over losing his father, she commits suicide, leaving Jeremy to fend for himself. She leaves Jeremy a note, telling him to go home to his grandparents who will be glad to take him in. However, when Jeremy writes to his grandparents, he learns that his grandfather has also died, and his grandmother is forced to move in with her sister. There is no room for Jeremy. So he is forced to find his own way in life, taking dangerous jobs, dodging orphan hunters, and dealing with cruel adults with no scruples and even less concern for innocent and vulnerable children.
While the main character is only twelve, this coming-of-age story is not only for young adults. It gives us a window into the past when life was not only hard it was deadly. Well written and authentic, Bleamy’s Corner is a book for young and old alike. A worthy effort from this new author.
REGAN MURPHY SAYS:
Baron Von Prindel’s Parade by Tobias Garrett is the story of the courageous and strange Baron Von Prindel who has been asked by his king to travel beyond the Black Mountains to the far off Mount Jewelz and obtain two flasks of the magical Waters of Jewelz for the king and his neighbor, the sultan. Many men have tried to obtain these waters and none have ever returned. Baron is reluctant to go on this quest, but duty and honor force him to accept. With his trusty companions Hopper and Maroon, one hundred warriors, two scout dogs, and a friendly troll, Baron sets off on his mission, knowing that most likely none of them will make it back alive. But if he should be so lucky as to succeed, his price is not gold or other riches—no, all he wants in return is a parade.
Baron Von Prindel’s Parade is an interesting urban fantasy, to say the least. The author has quite an imagination, and the book is filled with strange and wonderful characters as well as fascinating and thrilling experiences. It will keep you enthralled all the way through.
TAYLOR JONES SAYS:
In Baron Von Prindle’s Parade by Tobias Garrett, Baron Von Prindel is sent from his king to a neighboring sultan with a letter—a letter that sends Baron on a dangerous quest to find the mysterious Water of Jewelz, which gives to one who drinks it special ruling powers. With his talking dog and horse, Hopper and Maroon, Baron tackles witches, wizards, and vampire bats, treading into places from which many never return. Baron has never failed in any quest before, but now he fears he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
Fascinating, suspenseful, and intriguing, the story will grab and hold your interest from beginning to end.
The Review Team of Taylor Jones & Regan Murphy
A lifelong storyteller and avid reader, Tobias Garrett became interested in writing fifteen years ago. Since then, he has completed seven novels, which have all been picked up by Black Opal Publishers. Three more are near completion.
Baron Von Prindel's Parade will be out in March.
Followed by Sandbar, Treasure volumes I and II, The Great Turbulance and Discontent of Brimley Tinderbuss, and Sabertooth
Books nearing completion: Hunted, Wilma's War, Monk, and Ice Dolls.