By Reading Level. Our Other Sites. Buy Book Borrow eBook. By Emma Right. Share to Google Classroom. Share by Email. Follow Book. Get Embed Code. View Comments 0. 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.
Both Cettie and Sera have made decisions that have irrevocably changed them. But the decisions they have yet to make will determine the fate of their world They are the fatemarked. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war.
When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore. In the spirit of fantasy epics like Throne of Glass and The Lord of the Rings, enter a world of magic and dragons, kings and queens, and victory and defeat, during a time when honor and valor still meant something.
Jace Warin never wanted anything more than to attend the School of Swords and Serpents to escape the labor camps and restore his family's stained honor. But the determined young martial artist soon discovers the school he's always dreamed about is teeming with secret plots and sinister designs. To survive, he will have to master long-lost jinsei techniques, repair his wounded soul, and face down a most unexpected enemy: The Academy's ruthless headmaster and cunning professors. Hollow is the first book in the School of Swords and Serpents series, a tale of wuxia adventure, cultivation mastery, and lurking threats.
If the Harry Potter series were somehow violently smashed together with the characters from Mortal Kombat, you might have something that comes close to the School of Swords and Serpents. To get there, he's going to have to overcome titan-sized bosses, strange new worlds, an army of angels, and a seemingly invincible final boss. And yes, he's looking forward to the challenge. Dragons have returned to the world, and they're wreaking havoc on human civilizations. Only one man has the power to stop them.
Born an outcast who's never fit in, Telryn "Trip" Yert has spent his entire life hiding a secret that could get him killed:In a world where magic is forbidden, the ancient blood of dragons flows through his veins. Joined by a snarky sentient sword, a band of equally snarky allies, and the smart scholarly woman he longs to impress, Trip must master his powers, learn the secrets of his heritage, and go on a quest to save mankind.
If he fails, dragons may take over the world and enslave all of humanity. This is the complete five-novel Heritage of Power series, full of adventure, romance, and fast-paced page turning fun. It includes: 1. Dragon Storm2. Gold Dragon. Evan was just an average guy working as an EMT, but when he puts on an ancient dragon mask, he's teleported to the magical world of Inati as a powerful black dragon. Now, he'll have to save a beautiful priestess, rebuild a broken city, and fight a horde of zombie-like monsters led by an ancient demonic evil.
If he wins, then the opportunity to build his powers, treasure horde, and empire will await him. If he loses, then his new friends will all suffer fates worse than death. But I know how to make whiskey. In fact, that's the easy part. Selling it under their noses and not getting caught and hung will be the hard part. I'll need to build a crew, I'll need to slit some throats, and I'll need to be five steps ahead of our overlords.
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But her master has found a new, impossible vessel: Sandis's brother, Anon--a brother she long thought dead. Kolosos is ancient, massive, and seemingly unbeatable. Fortunately, Sandis has her own monster--an ethereal fire horse that she can summon at will. In addition, she and Rone may have discovered the secret to defeating Kolosos: ancient lore that details the creation of magic. It could be the key to victory and the key to saving Anon. The price is steep, and Sandis is willing to pay it. Rone is not, and his attempt to save her only pulls them apart. As both are tested in ways they never expected, Sandis and Rone will need to determine the sacrifices they are willing to make.
If their efforts are not enough, their city will fall Unsouled Cradle Book 1 Will Wight. Sacred artists follow a thousand Paths to power, using their souls to control the forces of the natural world. Lindon is Unsouled, forbidden to learn the sacred arts of his clan. When faced with a looming fate he cannot ignore, he must rise beyond anything he's ever known An ancient artifact that must be found. Terrifying creatures from dark and dangerous Incendin.
And long-forgotten elementals again unleashed on the world. Tan is an earth senser and a skilled tracker--talents which are wasted cleaning out stables. He should be excited when he's told to guide the king's most important servant through the mountains that surround his village, but as far as Tan is concerned, being given a task for the king is akin to a death sentence.
But Tan soon learns that there are things worse than a death sentence. Terrifying creatures from dark and dangerous Incendin, a place long locked away by shaper magic, have returned--and they've destroyed everything Tan has ever loved. Now Tan must help the king's servant find an ancient artifact, the only thing that can stop the Incendin evil. And to do so, he must gain the trust of Amia, a beautiful wanderer who has lost just as much as Tan.
The secrets of the Factory of Nightmares are free for the taking War is coming to Starevos, delivered by the navy of the Kingdom of Heiliges. The only hope Edward and his friends have at surviving the wrath of the Light is an ancient Factory whose defenses are as deadly as those seeking to conquer it. However, Ed is not the only Dungeon Lord who seeks the power of the Factory. To save the Haunt, Ed must face war-forged Dungeon Lords older and crueler than he is, and everything he has learned shall be tested to its utter limit.
Even before the Endeavor starts, dark forces converge around the Haunt, threatening to drown Ed and his friends under a mass of corpses.
If Ed is not careful, he may be forced to become as terrible as his enemies just to outlive them. In fact, that may well be his only chance at victory. Will Edward have what it takes to prove he is the meanest Dungeon Lord around, or will he become a footnote in the annals of History? There's only one way to find out. Recurrent ideas in the top 30 books:. Send us an email As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. All that said, I don't recommend Keeper of Reign and won't be continuing on with the series. You can read my full review of this book, as well a more in-depth explanation of why Ms.
A copy of this book was provided free via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. View 1 comment. Jul 17, Dana rated it did not like it Shelves: gave-up-on-it. I got this book free to review from Netgalley. It sounded interesting, but it is poorly written with awkward wording and some editing errors. It is confusing and just not really worth struggling through to the end. It is Christian themed about creatures who are half elf and half fairy who are trying to save parts of a secret book from the bad guys. Jules and his four younger siblin I got this book free to review from Netgalley.
Jules and his four younger siblings set off on a journey to find their mother and or her book and or their grandparents - all of whom have disappeared. Because they are small, they face horrible dangers like birds and insects who want to eat or capture them. I cannot recommend this book. Jul 10, Jennifer rated it it was ok Shelves: middle-school , ya , fantasy. Jules's family has a big secret. They are Keepers. When his mother disappears, Jules is afraid that the evil Gehzurolle has her. He sets out with his younger siblings to find her and protect their secret.
Although the main character of the book is 17, I think that this book is more appropriate for middle grade. The characters of the younger kids are very cute and Jules intriguing and engaging. However, I am a little confused about the story. The whole book really seems to just be set up for the next book which I'm not sure I would read because I'm not very invested in the story.
The book has a potential, but just wasn't fleshed out enough. Jun 17, Jabberwock rated it did not like it. One of my pet peeves is when authors name their characters things which are unpronounceable, and you know they're unpronounceable because they've included pronunciation instructions on the first page, which was the case with Tst Tst pronounced Sit Sit. The Character List at the beginning was also irritating, and felt like it was there more for the author than for the reader. Those, however, are the little things. More importantly, I found the pacing to be too slow, the characters' dialogue a tad stilted, the ending rather abrupt.
It seems clear that there is a set-up for a sequel, but I would rather this book have been shorter by half and had a satisfying conclusion. Moreover, though marked as YA, I would recommend it more as a book for children , perhaps. Jun 12, Jan farnworth rated it it was ok. Jun 21, Katie W rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , middle-grade , adventure , young-adult.
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I loved the way this story has elements that the whole family can enjoy--fantasy parts, mysteries to be solved, creatures, friendship, and adventure galore. The story had a very reminiscent feel to it for me. I loved the feeling of the adventure and of the realization that certain ties, those of fa I loved the way this story has elements that the whole family can enjoy--fantasy parts, mysteries to be solved, creatures, friendship, and adventure galore.
I loved the feeling of the adventure and of the realization that certain ties, those of family and close friends, are strong, especially when faced with a challenge such as this one. I really liked the way Jules changed his feelings toward a friend because they were forced to work together. Sometimes in life, we realize that things aren't always the way we perceive them to be. Content: there aren't any questionable scenes or offensive language. My only complaint is that it seemed to end suddenly, but I'm guessing since it's labeled as a Book 1, there will be a sequel that will add to the story.
I hope I'm right! Sep 13, Jane R rated it it was ok. I was hesitant to sign up to review this book at first because it didn't show any type of love life and if anybody knows me then they know I need a little bit of the love dynamic in the books I read. I love fantasy so I signed up anyways.
There was a little middle school crush going on but it wasn't enough for me. There was nothing pushing me to read the book, it got boring so I didn't finish it. I think this should be more of a children's book, not a young adult book. I had nothing to relate to I was hesitant to sign up to review this book at first because it didn't show any type of love life and if anybody knows me then they know I need a little bit of the love dynamic in the books I read. I had nothing to relate to with the characters so it didn't appeal to me in the end.
May 08, Fire rated it it was amazing. This is an interesting read and an intriguing story. I want to know what happens next. This was a fun read and I'm glad that I came across this one. Jul 01, Ashling rated it it was ok. Received review copy from publicist. Keeper of Reign is the first book of a new fantasy series being marketed as young-adult. I would definitely say that this seems like a book meant for middle-grade readers instead. The main character, Jules, may be sixteen years old, but he sounds much more like a twelve-year-old. I gave the book to my eleven-year-old sister to see what she thought, and she agreed that Jules sounded closer to her own age.
I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I thou Received review copy from publicist. I thought it had a great idea behind it, and it could have been an epic fantasy adventure. What I liked The pacing - This book is definitely fast-paced and full of action.
It made the book a quick read. There weren't any moments where the story started to drag. The world-building - I'll admit that there isn't a lot of world-building because there's so much action, but what's there is good. I personally love when an author builds up their setting throughout the story, rather than write a detailed and slow history in one of the early chapters.
That's how the author handled the world-building here. She kept adding in details and history of Reign during the story, so the more you read, the more you were able to visualize the setting. The concept - I think the idea for this book is great. A fantasy world where the different creatures are suffering from a curse that's shrunk them to the size of acorns. An evil tyrant seeking to destroy the Keepers that can overthrow him. The friend-turned-traitor who's torn between doing what's actually right and doing what feels right. All of these are classic elements of a good fantasy adventure.
What I disliked The formatting - The book is pages long, and instead of it having twenty or thirty chapters, it's made up of 99 chapters. Each chapter is between two to five pages long. This set-up bothered me, because it made character development almost non-existent.
With chapters that short, there was only time for action. This kind of book would be good for people who aren't big readers because they need constant movement to keep their attention. My one sister, who isn't a big reader, said that this format of short, action-packed chapters would be better for her. Each chapter had to end with a mini cliffhanger, which was unnecessary for me.
It just felt over-the-top at times, especially the last few chapters. Also, certain aspects of the story were predictable; I could see them coming, and therefore, I felt no surprise at the plot twists.argo-lider.ru/scripts/curis-cloroquina-500mg-drogas.php
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The grammatical errors - Major pet peeve here. I know I'm not perfect. I think it's way more important to triple-check for grammatical mistakes in a book. One or two might not be so bad, but if there are multiple errors throughout the book, it distracts from the story. The writing style - The writing tended to be choppy, and the dialogue was sometimes stilted and cliched. Because of the choppiness, I got a little lost a few times and had to go back a page or two to see if I missed something.
Also, the little bit of character development that was there, especially of the secondary characters, was extremely short and abrupt. I honestly wanted to love this book, but there were too many things that kept it from happening. I think someone who isn't into reading epic fantasy with lots of detail would love this book. It would keep their attention with its quick pace, short chapters, and constant action. But I personally love those epic fantasy books like The Lord of the Rings , filled with lots of descriptions and details and character development.
If Keeper of Reign had focused more on the characters and less on the cliffhangers, I think it would have been a really good book. Aug 19, Laura Greenwood rated it liked it. 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. Link to Goodreads Link to amazon 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.
If I was in the mood to read a gritty fantasy then I think that this book would annoy me, though thankfully that hasn't been the mood I've been in in the past 24 hours when I read this book. In fact, in that time I think this book is exactly what I wanted to read. I kept turning the pages and not wanting to put it down, even to make a cup of tea! One thing that I did find it difficult to get my head round, i. Told you it wasn't actually a massive deal! At the beginning of the book Right provides a run down of the characters and their ages and how they are related etc, and once the story got going I struggled to think of the characters as those ages, particularly the Blaze sisters who are 10 and younger, I just felt that they were a lot older.
However the idea of an introduction to the characters is a brilliant one, it allowed Right to jump right into the story without actually having to get bogged down in the little details about each person that was introduced, though I will admit to being slightly confused about who Erin was up until that was explained! I really, really, liked the way that the 'bad guy' in Keeper of Reign wasn't seen at all, he was the mastermind behind everything but wasn't actually present, I think that that added a sense of mystery to that side of the river, and makes you want to know more about him and how Jules and co are planning on defeating him in following books, because I have no doubt that that is what will happen!
In fact there are quite a few characters in Keeper of Reign that are talked about more than seen, which adds an interesting level to the book and makes it quite unique. I really enjoyed Keeper of Reign, its the kind of book to pick up if you're wanting a non-gritty, innocent and fun fantasy, were there is no romance though there is the hint of one! Aug 28, Rhonda rated it it was amazing. This is a fantasy action book. Lots of drama, action, danger and mystery. It keeps your attention you are not sure who to trust or not to trust.
Who died or did not die. It is a clean entertaining book that I want to read the next book in the series. The plot had lots of twists and turns I did not expect. Lots of interesting characters like giant bugs some good some bad. The races of different people all were cursed at the same time and became really short. With the Elfies the shortest. They li This is a fantasy action book. They live in trees and hide under mushrooms for safety because they are so small. The Keeper families are hidden from each other to protect them7 The keepers have to keep their book safe, if they lose their book it is easier to lose their lives.
Their are 5 keeper families and their books needed to end the curse. Jules Blaze is one of the main characters in the book. He is sixteen. His family is one of the Keeper families. Each keeper family as part of the curse has only one child. But Jules has four siblings. He is the oldest. His Grandparents are missing. Someone came and told them that they died. Jules wants to go search for them. But his little sister follows him so he takes her back home. The next day all 5 children are out playing and they don't make it back home before dark.
When they get their they run into their neighbor 16 year old Miranda. Their house is all broken up.
Their mom is missing. So is their book. Their father is away at war he is a General in the army. They are not sure what to do next. They decide to go to a neighbor's house and right after they get close it burns up and they fall down in a gopher tunnel deep underground. In the next kingdom over they go to see if they can find their family. In that kingdom the ruler Gehzurolle wants all the elfies dead and the keepers and their books brought to him. He wants to end the curse too. They like to torture their captives. But the Elfies have Lanterns that can hide them.
Their are traitors to be found that causes some keepers to be caught. Their are 7 kids trying to find their missing families and they get separated a few times and reunited back and forth. Trying to rescue different members of their families and their books. They meet friends and enemies along the way with interesting creatures like giant butterfly. I liked where the book ended with a little cliffhanger.
Also asked to be part of its book tour too. Jun 16, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: kindle , bnb. It was a very fun read and I enjoyed the characters a lot. They were very-well developed and each of the five siblings have their own personalities. There kept getting in and out of trouble and there was a lot of cliffhangers and suspense that kept me wanting to find out what happens next. It was definitely a page-tuner and it was hard for me to put the book down. Jules was the 3. Jules was the eldest of the five. He was brave, curious, responsible, and very protective of his siblings.
Ralston was the second. I also loved how he was slow and clumsy. It made his character adorable in a way. Bitha was the eldest among the girls. She has this motherly affection and I loved that about her. Tst Tst pronounced as Sit Sit is probably my favorite among the five. She always has these big words that no one knew what they meant and where in the world she got them from. She was so adorable and cute.
She makes me laugh and roll my eyes whenever she uses her big words. Tippy is my second favorite. She notices anything and everything. The characters were very realistic and interesting. Their relationship with each other was also highly believable. I could tell how much the author loved her characters. She developed them so well that it almost felt like they were based so closely from real people. Emma Right also impressed me a lot with how she created this fantasy world. It was creative, highly believable, and exciting!
This is definitely a great book to read to your kids. I recommend this to families, young adults, and adventure-lovers from all ages. Books and Bindings was given a pdf copy of Keeper of Reign by Emma Right, the author, in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence or alter the thoughts and opinions of this review in any way. Aug 28, Jess at Such a Novel Idea rated it liked it Shelves: younger-ya , own-arc , young-adult , fantasy , reads , blog-tour. This review was part of a blog tour hosted by I Am A Reader. You can find this and more at Such A Novel Idea.
This was a story about Elfies, a race of tiny creatures that were a combination of elves and fairies. While the Elfies used to be normal sized, a curse on the Kingdom of Reign has left them tiny. And without a ruler. In Reign there are family Keepers -- a person who keeps the family's book safe -- a book written in blood. Many of the ancient books are lost, including the one written by th This review was part of a blog tour hosted by I Am A Reader. Many of the ancient books are lost, including the one written by the King that holds all the answers to save Reign.
We begin with Jules Blaze, a sixteen year old Elfie who has four siblings and a mother to care for as his father is off protecting the kingdom. He is told that his grandparents died in an accident, but is not quick to believe the news. He begins to set off to find them, only to be brought back by his little sister. The following day, he and his siblings are out together when they learn that their home was broken into -- and their mother and family book are missing.
Thus sets the stage for the quest Jules finds himself on. There was definitely an air of mystery and a lot of suspense. All in all, there were some great lessons to be learned by the characters and the reader. I have to say reading "books wrote in blood" definitely caught my attention! I love the excerpt I chose to share, because it shows that there is so many lost secrets -- including that they are smaller than they should be. While the book had some technical issues, the story was compelling enough to keep me reading.
I do wish we would have gotten more of the back story earlier in the book and more questions answered.
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