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Keeper of Reign, Adventure Fantasy, Book 1: Middle Grade Adventure Fantasy, (Reign Fantasy) (Volume 1) Paperback – December 18, 2013
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Keeper of Reign Book 1 recently took first prize for both pre-teen and juvenile fiction for the Beverley Hills Book Award and second place for the Young Adult category for Reader's View Literary Awards.
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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 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.
This story reminded me of The Secret of NIMH or The Borrowers. 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. I think these questions most readers have about the back story will help fill in the vast world that is the Kingdom of Reign.
The cover is brilliant and the story is something I know my children will be interested in when they are old enough to read it. It is fast-paced and full of action. For a younger kids book, there are a lot of hard names, so your kids may ask a lot of questions on how to say that. Never fear, Emma does have a list of characters that come with pronunciations. This was definitely helpful. Overall, I enjoyed this story and think your middle grade kids will too.
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
That was the fantastic opening to a delightful novel. The King spends his waning moments penning the last words into the Books he calls Sacred Tomes, and the rest of the novel tracks the Elfies who must guard and protect those Books.
Yes, Elfies. Emma Right created a world all her own for this novel, and that world is populated by Elfies, Hanfies, and Scorpents. The diminutive Elfies are frequently in danger of death by falling acorns or terror at the hands of rogue crows, as the curse upon their world shrunk the Elfies to far smaller than their normal size.
Keeper of Reign introduces us to Jules Blaze and his family, primarily the young children Jules must protect and comfort. Jules' father left for the war, so Jules is left as the man of the house with no idea just how important that role is about to become. As danger intrudes upon the narrative, Jules leads a ragtag bunch of children on a quest to save their families and recover the sacred Books.
This is a clever and enjoyable story set in a brilliantly unique and creative world. I enjoyed getting to know so many unique creatures and species, as well as hearing the very thorough history of the world Emma Right created.
My two qualms with the book were minor: First, that in at least two places the narrative jumps unexpectedly without transition, and I noted in the margin my feeling of confusion as I was unclear how far in time they story had jumped ahead. Second, I was a bit taken aback by how many characters there were, as I struggled to keep track of some of the lesser characters who would enter the story, disappear, and reappear several chapters later. I was particularly fond of many of the main characters, but the addition of so many secondary characters slowed down my reading as I had to flip back to remind myself who each one was.
Those two hesitations are minor, however, and I hope you focus on my four-star review and overall praise for a delightful book. Keeper of Reign would be a wonderful story to give to your children; other than some minor violence as part of the adventure, there are absolutely no content issues that would give you pause in letting young children read. There are also several great moral lessons to be learned within these pages, and the story will uplift and inspire young readers.
I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading future stories in this world of Reign that Emma Right has dreamed up. Finally, let me thank Mrs. Right for reaching out to me and asking if I would provide an honest review; I was able to download this book for free during a promotional period on Amazon.
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