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Drinking Life (Keeper of the Water Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Kevin George
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Book Description

Nia Ammo only wants to win the field hockey state championship. But it's not the other team she has to worry about stopping her - it's the two soldiers in ancient battle armor who attack during the game! Nia has always been a little quicker, a little stronger, a little more agile than everyone else. She quickly learns that hand-to-hand combat is another skill she possesses.

The attack makes headlines and causes her parents to uproot the family business and move cross-country during her senior year. It's not an easy adjustment and before long she finds herself in the middle of another physical altercation, this time with the entire boy's lacrosse team. But a mysterious stranger named John Leon shows up to help and starts Nia's life on an uncontrollable spiral she never imagined...

On the night of her eighteenth birthday, she begins to dream about being another person in another life. The dreams grow increasingly frequent - and increasingly clear - and she begins to question everything about her life, from who she really is, to who she really was, to whether her parents are who they claim to be...

Nia unexpectedly finds herself falling for John but has fierce competition for his affection. Cassie is her neighbor and the daughter of her parents' business partner. She's selfish and ruthless and shallow and John seems like he can't stand her. But he also can't say no to her...

John knows something about Nia's past and the dreams she's been having but getting the information from him might turn deadly...

CHAPTER ONE

I’m the first person to see the attackers though I have plenty of reason to be focused elsewhere. I don’t know how but it’s like I sensed the danger coming and looked up just in time to see a pair of behemoths charging out of the nearby woods. In the split second I first lay eyes on them, my mind registers every minor detail: two men well above six feet tall, biceps rippling like steroid-laced professional wrestlers. One has long greasy blond hair and wields a sword almost as long as his body; the other has brown hair just as long and greasy and wields a massive axe. Their teeth are equally brown and rotted, evil sneers of blood lust plastered across their lips. There’s no doubt in my mind that they’re both ugly but I can’t see their faces behind metal helmets that cover their heads and most of their faces. Only a single slit in the helmets allows them to see, their eyes focused in my direction.

Had I not spotted the attackers right away, I surely would have heard them soon after appearing from the trees. They wear matching suits of armor that cover their chest and legs, clattering and clanging with every step they run. I can’t imagine how a normal human could walk in such bulky suits let alone run but they don’t seem slowed by them at all. For the second time in a matter of seconds, my mind surprises me with something else I can’t quite explain: somehow I know that these soldiers are from the Spanish Armada.

Logically, I think this should be some sort of ill-advised joke. This type of soldier hasn’t been seen in centuries. Others around me must have the same thought because it takes several seconds for the first scream to cry out from the large crowd. I stop staring at the soldiers once I feel a heavy smash against the back of my leg; I’d almost forgotten that I was in the middle of the most important game of my life.

Did I forget to mention that I’m in the middle of a field hockey game?


KEEPER OF THE WATER
BOOK ONE - Drinking Life
BOOK TWO - Recruits
BOOK THREE - The Water Queens

LIFE, INC. - A novel

CRYO-MAN series

FLEA'S FIVE CHRISTMASES
1 The North Pole Challenge
2 The Rudolph Challenge
3 The Jack Frost Challenge
4 The Frostie Challenge
5 The South Pole Challenge

COMET CLEMENT SERIES
1 - The Inner Circle
2 - Interception
3 - The New Space Race
4 - The Three Arks
5 - Evacuation Earth
6 - Final Days
7 - Impact
8 - Uninvited
9 - Takeover
10 - Mission


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  • File Size: 876 KB
  • Print Length: 283 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DSA1T4
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Critical reader meets new author, excitement ensues. October 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
So on a whim, looking for a cheap read, I picked up this first title. I have never read anything by this author in the past, but the blurb didn't suck and it was cheap. I did not realize until I began it that it was technically a YA novel, which I do not generally enjoy. The writing style and content in YA's is generally not to my liking. I stuck with it though, and am immensely pleased that I did. I ended up purchasing and reading the entire trilogy today, one book after the other.

Cons to this series:
There were some minor editing issues. Missing words here and there, incorrect usage of hear/here, their/there, etc. But not so common that it hindered my understanding of the writing, or so nagging as to pull me off the story line.

This guy is NOT a romance author. If you picked up this book looking for some fantastical love story, this is not it. While the love triangle in the book is impactful, this is not this author's strong suit.

The one re-occurring complaint that I had about this series was this: You have this strong Amazon character, who epitomizes both inner and outer strength. And you make her a blubbering ninny over this guy who repeatedly denounces her in public, while sweet talking her in private, explained away by inner monologues about how she just knows he is telling the truth when he talks to HER, and she just trusts him. Thankfully, the author did NOT focus heavily on the romance factor as the books moved along.

Pros to this series:

There were no vampires, werewolves or faeires. Thanks for that, I'm a bit burned out!

He did a wonderful job of integrating a wild concept into this book. Some may complain that the first book took too long to identify the Amazonian legends that are the basis of this series.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Can't wait for book two!" September 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
A creative and refreshing take on a classic tale about the fountain of youth. Intertwined are interesting characters from well known history, and a plot that brings the reader into the story. Well written, full of questions and mystery yet leaves the reader satisfied and wanting more. Thumbs up! Can't wait for book two!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read August 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was recommended to me by a friend who makes me read books that expand my mind from the normal genres that I tend to go to. It was well written and kept reading to see what would happen next. I truly was able to picture what was happening through my own imagination. I can not wait for the writter to come out with the next book so I can go further into this amazing story and see what awaits...
Kudos to the author!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Loved the story, hated the dragging March 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First off I loved the story it is unique and well written. On the other hand I personally felt the story was drug on. I am all for suspense in a story but this book had a bad habit of just about to reveal information then oops something unfortunate happens to keep the information from being revealed and this happened so many times with every bit of info you were waiting for even multiple times for the same piece of info that I was extremely frustrated. The book went from finger nail biting anticipation to yeah yeah someone gets shot by an arrow, I get it. The story was so good I did continue reading until the end, though. My curiosity about what was going to happen to win over. I probably won't read the second however only because I can't really enjoy my reading if I'm angry at my kindle deciding whether or not picking it back up is even worth it. I do also suggest the author to make the obvious facts to the reader obvious to the main character, like the fact Cassie re-created the rock formation, that should be obvious to Nia that Cassie is remembering something at least subconciously. Oh and I'm pretty sure I know who Nia really is which will be my reason behind reading the second just to confirm my suspicions, if I am correct Nia's true identity is mentioned earlier on in the book when she corrects her history teacher....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YA Adventure - An Old Story With a New Twist April 26, 2012
By E.
Format:Kindle Edition
Such a pleasant surprise! This was a very fun story with a strong female lead and plenty of characters you enjoy one second and hate the next. It is filled with historical characters and anecdotes all warped into the fiction so they blend seamlessly with the tale.

I loved how the 'myth' included in this story isn't one found all that frequently in the YA genre. Yes it is found in some YA fiction, but it really isn't as common as many others (I can think of one 'everlasting' example immediately but that is a very different kind of story).

The story is told in first person by Nia, a very athletic, take no prisoners kind of girl. When she is forced to fend off armored soldiers in the middle of a high school field hockey game, she begins to suspect that she might not be all that average after all. The soldiers were clearly from another time and their attack did seem directed at her. When strange dreams and broken memories begin to tell Nia she really is something other than an average teenager - the reader gets caught up in an action filled adventure full of mysteries and unexpected discoveries.

The writing is smooth, easy to read and has a good amount of humour. All in all, I found it very enjoyable read. I think it would appeal to YA readers who simply like a good adventure.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
When you finish you immediately want to start the next book
Published 16 days ago by Martha
5.0 out of 5 stars AWSOME READ!!!
I could not stop reading this book. Normally, once I'm in bed, I sleep. There are times when I need to know what happens next that I continue reading in bed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joey Yagin
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read!
Intriguing story, it gets you hooked early and.keeps you guessing right up to the end.. The characters are very strong and entertaining. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Julekat
2.0 out of 5 stars soso
The heroine was pretty interesting, the story was good...but the writing is not as polished as I expect from a published book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mary V. Ker
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining read
The book was full of action - countless twists and turns but would greatly benefit from deeper character development. Young teenagers would probably enjoy reading this series.
Published 2 months ago by Ritagrace
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeper of the water Book 1
I just finished the comet clemet series. I went through the 12 books in record time. Glad I didn't have to wait on them to be published. Read more
Published 3 months ago by rogerd
5.0 out of 5 stars Just finished the series!
Having worked in a library & in attempts to keep abreast of my children's reading options I chose to read book 1, "Drinking Life", and I was not let down by my choice! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michele
5.0 out of 5 stars Great surrealistic story
This story has all the action of a horror story and yet wraps a love story up inside a mystery. The heroine of this story is young enough to give us all interest in her future but... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dar
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
it was really a great book and I cant wait to see what happens next! it was well worth my time.
Published 4 months ago by kierra wells
4.0 out of 5 stars fun book
Thought I would not like it in the begging but quickly became intrigued. You will not be sorry you tried this fun read.
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More About the Author

Kevin George has written four series and one stand alone novel. They are as follows:

CRYO-MAN SERIES
Cryo-Man - Book 1
Robotropolis - Book 2
Dearborn - Book 3
Beyond River City - Book 4 (final in series)

LIFE, INC. - If you could learn the exact moment of your death, would you? If you could see a deceased loved one for one final day - at the cost of one year of your life - would you? These are the answers Life, Inc. wants to know...

KEEPER OF THE WATER SERIES
Drinking Life - part one
Recruits - part two
The Water Queens - part three

COMET CLEMENT SERIES
The Inner Circle - Book 1
Interception - Book 2
The New Space Race - Book 3
The Three Arks - Book 4
Evacuation Earth - Book 5
Final Days - Book 6
Impact - Book 7
Uninvited - Book 8
Takeover - Book 9
Mission: Survival - Book 10
Relocation - Book 11
A Second Chance - Book 12 (final in series)

FLEA'S FIVE CHRISTMASES
The North Pole Challenge - Flea's First X-mas
The Rudolph Challenge - Flea's Second X-mas
The Jack Frost Challenge - Flea's Third X-mas
The Frostie Challenge - Flea's Fourth X-mas
The South Pole Challenge - Flea's Fifth and Final X-mas (final in series)

EDDIE AND JEREMY ADVENTURES
Eddie and Jeremy Go To The Aquarium (E&J, #1)

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