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The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey: The Emerald Lake

Written by Wallace E Briggs

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The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey: The Emerald Lake Review

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 13+ readers

‘The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey: The Emerald Lake’ by Wallace E Briggs is the fourth book that follows an alien orphan Jimmy McGellan, nicknamed Jimmy Crikey by bullies due to his unusually large feet. Now Jimmy is a teenager, and while he lives happily on earth among his four witch guardians and has lots of friends in different realms, he feels like something is missing. With the same fast pacing as previous books, we not only see Jimmy help the Aquamites of Emerald Lake from flesh eating serpents but also fall in love. Although this is the fourth book in the series I think that there is sufficient information provided to read this as a standalone, or to read the books slightly out of order but I would suggest that to get the most enjoyment out of this book and get to know all of the characters, it would be best to follow Jimmy’s adventures from the beginning. Combining both fantasy and sci-fi, The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey are great for readers who like a sure thing, who want adventure without too much tension and jeopardy. Amongst the magic and the witchcraft, as always it’s the things that make Jimmy different are the things that enable him to help his friends and keep the inhabitants of the Emerald Lake safe, which is a great message for young readers. Perhaps catering to the older end of the middle-grade audience, readers aged 11/12 looking for a fast paced adventure could enjoy this series.

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The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey: The Emerald Lake Synopsis

This is a stand-alone, fourth in series, of the adventures of Jimmy Crikey, the alien orphan who, despite cruel bullying, decided to make his home on Earth. He numbers among his friends the four witch guardians of Earth’s realms and the ancient Lord Oron, aka The Weatherman. The underground Emerald Lake, the home of the Aquamites, is invaded by a flesh-eating, fire-breathing serpent, which is impervious to the magic of the four guardian witches. Matilda, the chief witch, asks for Jimmy’s assistance. Jimmy accompanies Elwinn, witch guardian of everything associated with water, to visit the Emerald Lake. They arrive at a plausible plan to capture the serpents in a Golden Orb spider’s web net. Their strategy is complicated because Jimmy cannot breathe underwater unless included in Elwinn’s bubble. Several of the strongest young Aquamites agree to act as live bait to entice the serpents into a lake in an extinct volcano’s caldera. Once the serpents are lured into the volcano’s lake Jimmy, with the help of his starship SR3 and XRU, the intelligent computer/navigator, will trap the reptiles in a spiders web net, ready to drag the creatures into the cold depths of deep space. Jimmy’s heart is captured at first sight of Annison, a young, golden-headed Aquamite who is also the daughter of Milton, the leader of the tribe. During the operation to rid the Aquamite’s world of serpents, Annison is seriously injured when one serpent takes a bite out of her lower tail. She is dying from the loss of blood. The witches do not have the power to help. There is no time to get her to Jimmy’s home plane of Attalia for advanced surgery. All appears lost until Lord Oron reveals his real identity. Lord Oron is one of the Lords who serve the all-powerful Master. The Master could save Annison, but he refuses to bring a subject back to life from the dead. Can Lord Oron persuade the Master to intervene and save the life of Jimmy’s first love, Annison?

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ISBN: 9798431356445
Publication date: 25/03/2022
Publisher: Independently published
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9798431356445
Publication date: 25th March 2022
Author: Wallace E Briggs
Publisher: Independently published
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 13+ readers, Indie Author Books
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: Indie Books We Love

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