Zachary Pill, The Dragon at Station End, Trilogy [NOOK Book]

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Having spent his life pretty much like every other loser kid in the world, Zachary Pill is shocked when a swarm of bats invade his Boston apartment and take his father away. Forced to move to New Hampshire with crazy Madame Kloochie, Zachary soon learns that cleaning her filthy house is the least of his problems. When the evil wizard Krage sends creatures to kill him, Zachary tries to defend himself with the magical items his father left behind, but after accidentally getting poisoned by a dragon and getting his ...
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Zachary Pill, The Dragon at Station End, Trilogy

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Overview

Having spent his life pretty much like every other loser kid in the world, Zachary Pill is shocked when a swarm of bats invade his Boston apartment and take his father away. Forced to move to New Hampshire with crazy Madame Kloochie, Zachary soon learns that cleaning her filthy house is the least of his problems. When the evil wizard Krage sends creatures to kill him, Zachary tries to defend himself with the magical items his father left behind, but after accidentally getting poisoned by a dragon and getting his friend turned into a werewolf, he realizes that he is in way over his head. Flying snakes, mysterious shadow hags, orcs and trolls are all after both boys and the beautiful young thief next door as they struggle to stay alive long enough to save the kidnapped little boy next door.

Includes:

Zachary Pill, Of Monsters and Magic
Zachary Pill, With Dragon Fear
Zachary Pill, Against the Troll
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148282792
  • Publisher: Focus House Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/30/2011
  • Series: The Zachary Pill Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,186,362
  • File size: 625 KB

Meet the Author

I live in Maine with my beautiful wife and three amazing children. We share 7-acres with 1 dog, 2 cats, and a population of ducks that varies with the weather. I'm a full-time corporate writer and novelist. My fiction, non-fiction and advertising work has appeared in forums all around the globe. My novels "The Santa Shop," "Under-Heaven" and my Zachary Pill Series starting wtih "Zachary Pill, Of Monsters and Magic" are all available in ebook format. "The Santa Shop," and "Under-Heaven ARC...From My Cold Young Fingers" are both available in paperback. "Red Gloves," the second book in my Santa Conspiracy Series, will also be available soon. My brother's publishing company refers to me as "Maine's Other Author TM" but I prefer just Tim :-).
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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Fiery tale of magic, loyalty, friendship...

    I adore dragon tales, and this was a huge success. Zachary Pill is a story I cannot wait to read to my children when they are a little older. This fiery tale weaves magic into loyalty, friendship, justice, and heroism. Zachary Pill is forced to battle bullies in both his personal life in Boston and the magical world when dumped off at Station End. Zachary's journey - from the eccentric teenage boy with green hair who is bullied at school to the dragon who defends the earth from a troll who wants to open the ancient doors to other worlds - spans the course of about a week. It's not all bullies and battles though. Every twist and turn is perfectly interlaced with comic relief. Tim Greaton's outstanding writing captures the reader's heart by allowing him/her to step inside the mind of a witty, brave, overwhelmed, and lovestruck teenage boy. I found myself cheering for Zachary and his friends every step of the way. I am very excited to read the next books in this series. I think the Zachary Pill series would be a box office hit! Definitely two thumbs up from me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Zachary Pill Will Win Your Heart!

    Zachary Pill is nobody's hero. Smaller than average, skinny, smart-he's a bully magnet. His father, Roger, is a quiet, unprepossessing man who hates conflict. Even when Zachary is picked on at school, he doesn't do much about it.

    All that changes the day that Zachary decides to fight back. When he sees another boy being bullied by the same bunch who pick on him, he confronts them and ends up with a broken arm. After his arm is set, Zachary is taken to Station End, far off the beaten track, to stay with a weird and slovenly woman named Madame Kloochie. That's when the fun really starts!

    "Zachary Pill, The Dragon at Station End" is a wonderful fantasy tale set in modern times. Full of trolls, werewolves, dragons, pixies and a bunch of creatures he has no name for, Zachary discovers that nothing he held as true-is. His father isn't a coward and life as he knows it has pretty much been a lie to protect him from a villainous creature named Krage.

    With the help of his friends, Bret and Robin, Zachary takes on the creatures sent against them, beating the bad guy at his own game.
    This wonderful, lighthearted fantasy novel is great for middle grades on up. The wild adventures that Zachary shares with his friends are sure to capture the imagination of children and adults.

    Easily as engaging as the "Harry Potter" series, "Zachary Pill" is a delight. The characters are well crafted, coming alive on the page. I enjoyed the feeling that this reality exists just beyond our ken, an undercurrent to society that "normal" people have inkling of.

    "Zachary Pill, the Dragon at Station End" is a delight and I highly recommend it to readers who enjoy a great story and a fantasy adventure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    There's nothing wrong being a little different!

    Zachary Pill, The Dragon at Station End, is a wonderful fantasy story set in the modern world. The main character, Zachary, is a teenager that unforunately gets picked on a lot. Might be due to his hair being green. In their single-parent household, Zachary's world is turned upside down after an injury forces he and his father to seek help from a very unscrupulous doctor several states away. Why not just go to a local hospital? Why indeed! I don't believe in spoilers, not for reviews, but needless to say Zachary doesn't understand why his father adamantly refuses to go to a normal hospital.

    After the incident, Zachary is forced to live with an eccentric nutjob who treats him like her own personal slave, forcing him to clean up after her, mind her store, etc. Along the way he and the sickly boy from next door become friends and together they try to piece together what Zachary should do next.

    With the help of a guardian alligator (no, seriously!), Zachary and his new friends must take on legions of deadly adversaries they never even knew existed, match wits with a tyrant hell bent on destroying him, and try to ascertain who he really is, as nothing he's learned about his family makes any sense at all.

    I really enjoyed this story. It was well written, the characters are well developed, and the scenes described in vivid detail. I think this story is perfect for young adults, as it is suitable for most age ranges, but especially for the YA crowd. There really wasn't any swearing, and the battle scenes were described in perfect detail without getting too gory. Quite honestly, the grossest part was traveling via the Nostrils. Yep, inside a nose. LOL Gross. :) Perfect for kids!

    The critiques I have with this story are minor. I feel like a few things weren't properly addressed. For all I know, this could have been done intentionally. Again, without giving too much away, I would have liked to see more explanations as why Zachary had such a fixation with plants. He was told to stay away from plants, yet he had quite a collection he refused to part with. He broke an arm at one point, and it took a long while to heal, then later he broke an ankle, I believe, and it healed in less than an hour. Maybe because of his malady?

    At any rate, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and am eagerly looking forward to seeing what the next book in the series holds! Good job, Mr. Greaton!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    A Great Fantasy Novel

    Five Stars
    Many thanks to Tim Greaton for writing such a brilliant book...
    This book is really FANTASTIC and it's written with such a unique writing style. There is no series, that I have read, that I can compare it to. It's both funny and dark at the same time, and I really enjoyed all of the characters, especially Madame Koochie and her "rockets."
    Zachary Pill grew up in Boston, but when bats attack and his father suddenly disappears, he is thrown into a whirlwind of danger and magic. From the bats that attack him in Boston, to his forced imprisonment with Madame Koochie and his trips with friends through the nostrils that are just as slimy and gross as they sound, this book is amazing. And to see a wizard boy transform into a dragon was one of my favorite scenes.
    I loved this and I'm sure many others will as well. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
    Read Zachary Pill, The Dragon at Station End. You will definitely not be sorry.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2013

    I purchased the 1st book in this trilogy  {   Zachary Pill, Of M

    I purchased the 1st book in this trilogy  {   Zachary Pill, Of Monsters and Magic } with the assumption that it would make a great" I'm bored" book. You know, one of those filler books when you can't find what you really want to read so you chance it. I was so surprised at the grip this book took on me. i could not put it down and at the end I  rushed to the computer to find the next edition .It is a magnificent read so I give it 5 stars. It is intelligently written with just that special touch of chocolate donuts that every book needs. And that my friends, is all the "spoilers" you'll get out of me. Please try it!! You will be hooked.

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  • Posted November 9, 2012

    Thank you, Tim! I was in a big grumpy mood before reading "

    Thank you, Tim! I was in a big grumpy mood before reading "Zachary Pill". My frown quickly turned to a grin and then big happy smile!!! This is a fun-fun adventure story and wonderful series!!!

    Conflicts, mystery, peer and family issues mixed with magical fears and hopes with promise of survival and conquering.. makes for an exciting adventure - no matter your age!!! I'd recommend this series to anyone who wants to have a fantastic time!!!

    And yes, I would definitely read more from this author, he knows how to give a reader a supremely exciting time!

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    Posted April 21, 2012

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