The Pumpkin Seed

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The Pumpkin Seed opens in India near the Nepal border in the late 17th century. A commissioned officer of the East India Company is seeking a profitable new trade route into China. Indian bandits of the Thuggie clan attempt to stop this further invasion by the British and release a plague of insects, which carry a unique virus. This organism not only infects humans, it transforms the chemical and physical nature of the host's body. Longevity, resilience and the need to feed on human blood and flesh make the host ...
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The Pumpkin Seed opens in India near the Nepal border in the late 17th century. A commissioned officer of the East India Company is seeking a profitable new trade route into China. Indian bandits of the Thuggie clan attempt to stop this further invasion by the British and release a plague of insects, which carry a unique virus. This organism not only infects humans, it transforms the chemical and physical nature of the host's body. Longevity, resilience and the need to feed on human blood and flesh make the host an efficient killing machine, especially in regard to the human race.

The novel follows the characters through 17th and 18th century England and India, culminating in present day Austin, Texas. Set in the orphanages of London and in the vile body snatching trade, a host of characters, who are as despicable as their deeds, search for the truth and a cure for their malady.

The Pumpkin Seed takes us through the vices of greed, hate, love and despair and creates a modern novel that puts colonialism in the spotlight and asks difficult questions about this generation's guilt for the crimes of its ancestors. This novel is a classic vampire tale with a twist, told beautifully from the point of view of the vampire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482653175
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 6/11/2013
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Hobbs is a retired Medical Technologist living in Robinson, Texas. He has had short stories and poems published in New Texas (an annual literary collection of Texas writers) in 1999, 2000, and 2002, a short story and flash fiction piece in Dark Tales, a U.K. publication, and a short story in spinetinglermag.com, an on-line Canadian magazine. Tim's latest short story publication has been The Visitor, which appeared in the April 2013 edition of SOL: English Writing in Mexico. He has also published a short story collection, Mothertrucker and Other Stories and a novel Veils through Publish America in 2008. His novels The Pumpkin Seed and Music Box Sonata, and a novella The Smell of Ginger, were published by Vamplit Publishing in the United Kingdom and recently republished by Visionary Press Cooperative. His new novel Maiden Fair was published by Netherworld Books in the United Kingdom in 2013. Tim's author page can be viewed at Amazon.com.
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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    If you like a mix of horror and history, you'll love this novel.

    If you like a mix of horror and history, you'll love this novel. The Pumpkin Seed will have you wondering who the true bad guys are, the flesh eating monsters or the humans willing to take every opportunity to make money.

    This is the first book I've read by Timothy C. Hobbs, and I have to say, like Graham Masterton and Scott Sigler, he's one of a few horror authors who really captivates my attention the whole read.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

    An excellent old-fashioned vampire tale!

    This novel is amazing in how it follows a family through several centuries as they discover an infection that makes one crave live flesh and blood. From exotic 18th century India, through Victorian London and finally ending in Austin, Texas, this novel is a very fresh take on the vampire genre -- it will keep you guessing as to what happens next, which I love. A definite must-read for lovers of Dracula and Supping With Panthers (Slave of My Thirst).

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