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Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin - The Taker and the Keeper

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17. The Taker and the Keeper by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin (2009)
The Red Monocle Series Book 1
Length: 176 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 11 November 2009
Finished: 21 November 2009
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Monserrat at Chiron Books for sending me a copy of this book to read
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 11 October 2009
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin are new authors for me.


I just finished reading The Taker and the Keeper by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin, It is the first book in the Red Monocle Series.

Middle-schoolers Gregory Guest and Yolanda Torres find that they are the only two people in their tiny town of Bainesboro who can sense something wrong with the world - the sky is duller and parents and teachers are nastier somehow. Together with their eccentric science teacher and Gregory's trusty magical red monocle, the children go into the legend of King Arthur to help the wizard Merlin and his apprentice to find Excalibur and de…

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Witches

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16. Witches by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (1993)
Length: 384 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 4 November 2009
Finished: 14 November 2009
Where did it come from? From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 24 March 2009
Why do I have it? I like horror and Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a new author for me.

For my #10 challenge (Reader's Choice), I read Witches by Kathryn Meyer Griffith. Amanda Givens is a white witch - a witch who uses her powers for good. She lives alone in a cabin in the woods of Canaan, Connecticut with her feline familiar, Amadeus. When Amanda is wrongly blamed for a rash of ritualistic murders committed by a Satanic cult, she is inevitably drawn back in time by the ghost of Rachel Coxe, a dark witch who was drowned for practicing black magic in the 17th century.

Now, as Amanda tries to rehabilitate Rachel's reputation in an effort to save her own life, she has to rely on a sister's love and magical knowledge, and a powerful sect of witches named the Gu…