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Keeper of Reign (Book 1): Young Adult/ Teen Adventure Epic Fantasy (Reign Adventure Fantasy Series) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Jules Blaze (awesome name) needs to come back for a second book, the ending just left me wanting more!
I'm not gonna spoil the story here, but the story is spellbinding and magical from cover to cover.
I received a copy of Keeper of Reign in exchange for my review as a part of this blog tour. Jules Blaze is an Elfie, a race that is across between fairies and elves, and who were entrusted with five books, and the gift, from the King long ago. But upon the loss of the book, all Elfies were cursed to become
smaller than they once were, meaning that small items of nature, like squirrels and acorns, can pose lethal threats to them. Add to this that Gezhurolle is searching out the five keeper families and their books in order to cement his rule over them, and the destruction of their race, and the dangers are multiplied. As the oldest son of a Keeper, Jules himself will have to take over that role, but there are mysteries about his family that need answering, such as why there are five children when all Keepers are restricted by the curse to one child. With his mother missing, Jules and his four siblings, Ralston, Bithe, Tst Tst and Tippy, as well as his neighbour Holden, cross into hostile Handover to try and find their kidnapped parents and some answers to questions they didn't even know they had.
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Keeper of Reign is an action packed coming of age story with a fantasy setting. Or at least that is the best way I can think of describing it! If you are after a fantasy read with the minimum casualties and lots of adventure, then this is definitely the book for you! Jules and his friends (and siblings) are incrediably lucky on their quests, running into friends and finding each other just as the going gets tough, which means that really you always know that the characters are going to be fine.Read more ›
CUTE is the first word which comes to mind when describing Keeper of Reign. Emma Right has written a sweet story about a Kingless Kingdom, where a race of creatures called Elfies live (think Elves and Fairies combined). The Elfies are plagued by an ancient curse. The ancient curse means that the Elfies have been shrink to Tom thumb size, which is particularly harrowing for Jules Blaze and his family who are being hunted by terrifying baddies (Scorpents) under the control of the evil Gehzurolle. I did have problems getting my head around the names (although Jules' little sister Tippy had the cutest name).
Anyway back to the story... Most of the plot revolves around finding an ancient book, first seen in the prologue (being written by the King). The Keepers hold the answer and as the heir Jules needs to find a way to save Reign and his family.
I should point out here that although Keeper of Reign has been marketed as a YA series (this is book #1), I felt it was really more suitable for slightly younger kids. Mainly because the language is probably better suited for a younger age group. That said I did still enjoy the story and loved how adorable the Blaze siblings were.
I enjoyed the story but found Jules a little annoying, but I put it down to all the responsibility placed on him (or he places on himself). Their small stature also had a large influence on the story. The mentions of giant fish and huge plants reminded me of The Borrowers. Every time Jules was betrayed or mislead (ahem this means you Miranda), I really felt for him. He was just so trusting and naïve. I would have appreciated more on Miranda, the resident baddie with a heart.
Keeper of Reign is a sweet fantasy adventure which kids and older readers will enjoy, and is defo worth a read if you like good, clean stories.
I received a copy of Keeper of Reign in exchange for an honest review!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Readers who enjoyed any books by Robin Jarvis (The Deptford Mice, The Hagwood Chronicles, The Whitby Witches etc) would probably like this new series by Emma Right. Read morePublished on 10 Nov. 2013 by Judithw2k
I found it a good absorbing read. Not quite a 'cannot put down' book hence 4 stars. Characters are well developed and the plot is captivating.Published on 4 Oct. 2013 by Alan
Full of many interesting names, author Emma Right has created an interesting yet believable world, where the story is to find an ancient book and the little people have to fight... Read morePublished on 7 Sept. 2013 by J F
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