Books written in blood. Most of them lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen year old Jules Blaze. Or could it?
Something in the air is brewing and Gehzurolle, the evil King of Euruliaf, and his army of Scorpents will invade and destroy the Kingdom of Reign and the Elfies. Already Gehzurolle’s agents, Whisperer and Rage, are secreted in Reign, ready to do their master’s bidding.
But for Jules his nightmare had only just begun. First off, he has no idea where his father had gone off to, what with the war with the aggressive neighboring tribe, the Handoverans, who live across the brooke, then his grandparents mysteriously disappear, and his Keeper mother soon follows suit. Now Jules has to make sure his four siblings stay safe. And alive. Especially since he and his family have inadvertently invoked the interest of Gehzurolle.
But why? In his quest to find answers, and to locate his missing family members and the Ancient Books, Jules loses control over his situations, faces one dilemma after another to save his family, and his Kingdom, and uncovers a family secret that could save them, or kill them all.
Keeper of Reign was a fast-paced fantasy novel that will take you to a great and exciting adventure. It was a very fun read and I enjoyed the characters a lot. They were very-well developed and each of the five siblings have their own personalities. There kept getting in and out of trouble and there was a lot of cliffhangers and suspense that kept me wanting to find out what happens next. It was definitely a page-tuner and it was hard for me to put the book down.
Jules was the eldest of the five. He was brave, curious, responsible, and very protective of his siblings. I loved that no matter how much he wanted to hide with his sisters when they were being attacked by the birds in the first part, he didn’t and went on to save his brother, Ralston.
Ralston was the second. I can see him being a geek who’s really smart and can invent anything he could think of. I also loved how he was slow and clumsy. It made his character adorable in a way.
Bitha was the eldest among the girls. She didn’t like adventures as much as Jules did but she was always the responsible and caring sister. She has this motherly affection and I loved that about her.
Tst Tst (pronounced as Sit Sit) is probably my favorite among the five. She always has these big words that no one knew what they meant and where in the world she got them from. She was so adorable and cute. She makes me laugh and roll my eyes whenever she uses her big words.
Tippy is my second favorite. She’s the youngest of the five but nothing escapes her sharp eyes. She notices anything and everything. She’s very curious and asks a lot of questions.
The characters were very realistic and interesting. Their relationship with each other was also highly believable. I could tell how much the author loved her characters. She developed them so well that it almost felt like they were based so closely from real people.
Emma Right also impressed me a lot with how she created this fantasy world. It was creative, highly believable, and exciting! I can’t wait to see what happens next in the sequels to come. This is definitely a great book to read to your kids. I recommend this to families, young adults, and adventure-lovers from all ages.
Books and Bindings was given a pdf copy of Keeper of Reign by Emma Right, the author, in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence or alter the thoughts and opinions of this review in any way.
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