Emma Right - Keeper of Reign

Saturday, August 24, 2013

28. Keeper of Reign by Emma Right (2013)
The Reign Chronicles Book 1
Length: 192 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Started: 20 August 2013
Finished: 24 August 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee at Pump up Your Book and Emma Right for sending me a copy of the book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 20 June 2013
Why do I have it? I like fantasy and Emma Right is a new author for me.

For sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze - the oldest in a family of five - life has been tough. His father Jon, is a General who is away fighting to protect the Kingdom of Reign from invasion by an aggressive neighboring tribe called the Handoverans. Jules cares for his mother and four younger siblings, and hopes that his father will return home safely.

As a child, Jules had listened with rapt attention to his Grandpa Leroy's many tales and legends of the Keepers of Reign. His stories were about their people - an ancient and regal race known as Elfies - a blend between elves and fairies. Leroy told of tomes written in blood; many of them lost throughout time, their Keepers with them. Eons ago, a curse befell the Elfies and the Kingdom of Reign became a realm without a king.

Life couldn't get more harrowing for the Elfies; or could it? Danger is brewing throughout Reign - the evil King Gehzurolle of Euruliaf, and his army of Scorpents are intent on invading the Kingdom of Reign and ultimately Gehzurolle wants to destroy the Elfies. Already, Gehzurolle's minions Whisperer and Rage, are secreted in Reign, ready to do their master's bidding.

But for Jules his nightmares have only just begun. First off, he has no idea where his father is, as his mother hasn't received any communication from him in months; then his grandparents, Leroy and Bonnie mysteriously disappear, and Jules' Keeper mother soon follows suit. Now Jules has to make sure his four siblings stay safe. And alive. Especially since Jules and his family have inadvertently inspired the scrutiny of Gehzurolle. But why?

In Jules' quest to find answers, to locate his missing family members, and the Ancient Books of the Keepers as well, he loses control of his situations, faces multiple dilemmas while trying to save his family, and his kingdom, and uncovers a family secret that could either save them, or kill them all.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I do like any type of fantasy that features harrowing danger, but that also teaches perseverance through life's challenges and difficulties. I give this book an A+! and will certainly be looking for more books by Emma Right in the future.

A+! - (96-100%)
May you read well and often