The Book of James Carrom

By Shubham Pandey

” But why do you want to be a bad ghost??’
‘I am not a ghost, I am the Tarehonuck King!’

Arthur McKutcher and his best friend, Tom Metagom, are two happy-go-lucky twelve- year-olds, who thirst for adventure.

But when adventure knocks on their door, in the form of a vengeful Tarehonuck, James Carrom, will they turn and run, or will they fight back?

Taking help from experienced allies, Raymon Velmin and the Zahabevs, they must battle monsters they have only just heard legends of: Vampires and ghosts, and interact with creatures they have never even heard of: Tarehonucks (a hyper-intelligent race of the undead, who have developed special powers) and the Zahabevs, a race of magical warriors, who protect humans, and who have vowed to end the Tarehonuck race.

Amongst the chaos of trying to find and kill James Carrom, Arthur finds out the real plan for James’ utter and complete revenge. But will he be able to stop him?

Shubham Pandey
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"Shubham Pandey is a fifteen-year-old boy, who is presently studying in 10th grade of The Bishop’s School, Camp, Pune, India. Shubham is an avid reader and had also shown an interest in writing at an early age. He started writing short stories when he was in the second grade. When he was in the sixth grade, he had a dream sequence, which inspired this novel. He started writing this novel when he was eleven-years-old and completed it in about five months’ time. He titled it “The Book of James Carrom”. Besides this, he is also a playwright, chess player, and musician. He has many plots in his mind, which he has already penned down and shall be completing in the near future. Due to the nature of his father’s job (an army-man), he has seen various parts of the nation till date, and uses the landscape of these places in descriptions regularly. His hobbies are playing the guitar and writing (stories and music). His list of ‘favourite authors’ is a really long list including, but not limited to: Jules Verne, HG Wells, Charles Dickens, Jack London, RL Stevenson, Alexander Dumas, William Shakespeare, RK Narayan, Roald Dahl, JK Rowling, Rick Riordan et cetera, and he names them as inspirations for his writing style. "