Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review: Keeper of Reign by Emma Right (Blog Tour Stop)



Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. Or could it?
For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was 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. Even the King’s Ancient Books, did not help ward off that anathema.
Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn’t get himself killed first. 

My Rating: 4

My Review:

Keeper of Reign is the kind of classic adventure novel that readers cannot help but fall in love with. The story is enchanting as much as it is packed with action, and readers are in for an exciting and captivating ride from the very first page.

Right was able to fabricate an incredible new world that can still be connected to reality. Having the elfies be of tiny statue gets the reader to really question what is really happening in the areas of the forest we cannot see.

Jules is a character that the reader can root for, being brave and adventurous, without being that unnecessary perfection that many male characters seem to be. He is a realistic character, and sometimes is overwhelmed by his destiny, which is understandable. All of the characters display great qualities and development, including Miranda, who does not allow one to form a clear opinion of her very easily.

Although there are many fantasy and adventure novels out there, Keeper of Reign proves to be unique on its own. The relationship of the Keepers and the land engrosses the reader with the story. There were no slow points in reading, and every twist and turn of the plot was welcomed greatly, occasionally with real surprise. It isn't easy to find a plot with this kind of magic and action, on top of the excellent characters and dialogue.

After reading the end of the novel, it just makes the reader want to experience more and read the next book. It is clear that Reign has a rich history that was not fully explained in this first book, and I am hoping to see more of that in the second.

Keeper of the Reign was an excellent adventure, and I am absolutely honored to have been able to read it and be a part of the tour. I can highly recommend the book to all readers, especially those of fantasy and adventure.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com