Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Keeper of Reign by Emma Right - Review

Keeper of Reign

Books written in blood. Most are 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?
For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was 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 Ancient Books, did not help ward off that 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. Purchase - Amazon e-book / paperback
My Review: Keeper of Reign is a twisting and turning fantasy that never quite lets you catch up with it. Every time I expected one thing to happen, something else did instead. The plot is exciting, fast paced, and believable. At least if there were such a world as Reign.
This is one of those books where the setting takes as much precedence as the characters for me.  The beautiful little world of Reign was told in a perfect way. I could quite easily imagine the “giant” trees that surrounded the homes, the enormous Brooke Beginning, the many huge creatures. I loved all the descriptions. It was one of my favorite things, and it is something that I think helps to make a fantasy novel good.
I enjoyed reading about all the Blaze children. They were fun and exciting. The each had their own little quirks. At times I would be troubled with how some of them acted, but typically I enjoyed their interactions and getting to know them all through their personalities. Jules could be a bit spacey, but for the most part he was a good leader, and he was very brave. I liked his character, and I can’t wait to see what he will do in the next book.
As much as I enjoyed the Blaze children, I think I loved the secondary characters more. On their travels the children meet so many people and connect with others they already have a past with. I liked Holden’s character a lot. By far my favorites were Hooks, Abel, and Tennesson. I think that each of these secondary characters added so much to who the children were and the story.
Keeper of Reign is full of adventure. There were tons of little separate adventures that the children and other characters were taking. I loved the wildness of it all. I think lovers of fantasy books will truly enjoy reading Keeper of Reign. I am ready to read the next book, just waiting for the release date. 

About Emma:

Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. She loves reading, and when she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one.
Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before children came along.
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