Tall Tales from Pitch End
Written by Nigel McDowell
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This is a great, imaginative debut from a new Irish author. A rich gothic tale of friendship, loss, rebellion and adventure with a teen hero determined to save his hometown from destruction.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Tall Tales from Pitch End a small number of our readers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'the plot was ingenious and original...I liked the time era the book was set in, and overall thought the book was imaginative, interesting, and I will be recommending it to my friends!'
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Tall Tales from Pitch End by Nigel McDowell
Ruled by the Elders, policed by an unforgiving battalion of Enforcers and watched by hundreds of clockwork Sentries, Pitch End is a town where everybody knows their place. Soon-to-be fifteen-year-old Bruno Atlas still mourns the death of his Rebel father ten years ago, and treasures the book of stories he secretly uncovered: the Tall Tales from Pitch End. After discovering a chilling plot planned by the Elders, Bruno flees, escaping to the mountains where a bunch of disparate young Rebels are planning a final attack on Pitch End. With secrets and betrayal lying around every corner, Bruno will find himself fighting not only for his life, but the life of the town.
Emer O'Brien The whole world in which this book is set is enchanting and absorbing. It's really easy to imagine and I just fell in love with it from page one. This book started really well, and I was worried that the ending was going to be tame compared to the rest of it, but it didn't disappoint. It kept up the steam until the last page. Click here to read the full review
Bobby Lewis, age 11 absolutely, fabulously, amazingly, amazing. Click here to read the full review
Charlotte Crisp, age 12 This is the perfect story for anyone with an appetite for mystery and suspense. Click here to read the full review
Alice D'Angelo Not just another fantasy tale, Tall Tales from Pitch End caught my attention, and with so many turns in the plot and secrets to uncover it’s the sort of book you read again; to find the clues you’ve missed. I loved reading it! Click here to read the full review
Eimear McWilliams, age 15 I thoroughly enjoyed this fantastical, strange tale. Click here to read the full review
Mary Murphy age 12 a most wonderful tale, part fairy tale and part adventure..Click here to read the full review
Emily Setchell, age 13 the plot was ingenious and original...I liked the time era the book was set in, and overall thought the book was imaginative, interesting, and I will be recommending it to my friends! Click here to read the full review
Ayesha Afghan a story full of secrets and mystery, that leaves the reader hungry for more. Click here to read the full review
Delilah Acworth, age 13 If you like real adventure and a true hero for a main character though, then read it Click here to read the full review
About the Author
Interest Age: From 13
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