Author: Emma Right
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Publication Date: May 19, 2013
About the Book
Sixteen year old Jules Blaze, heir of a Keeper, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It’s bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King’s Books, penned with the Majesty’s own blood, did not help ward off this anathema. Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn’t get himself killed first.
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I received a free audiobook from the author for an honest review.
Keeper of Reign is a fantasy for middle school age readers. It is full of action and kept my interest throughout.
There is not much getting to know the characters before things start to happen. Jules, the main character, is the oldest of five children and is suddenly responsible for the safety of all of his siblings when his mother disappears. It is too dangerous to stay at home so they set out to find their parents or their grandparents, who have also disappeared.
This story is definitely geared toward younger readers. As an adult, I wanted more character development. I still don’t know exactly what the role of the Keepers is, just that they’re very important in this world and they have to have their books.
The narrator, Will Jenkyns, did a good job of pacing and pronunciation. I was able to tell who was speaking when and that is sometimes difficult in an audiobook. His voice also goes hand in hand with a fantasy.
There are a lot of twists and nonstop action in Keeper of Reign and I definitely recommend it for middle school age readers.
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