The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly

Today we have a guest post from a student of mine, Bailey P.!

From Amazon:

Experience the fantastic adventure filled with magical objects, secret sects, and life as we know it on the line! Mixing magic and physics, Ted Sanders has created an epic story that has the feel of classic fantasy but twists it into something new and innovative.

From the moment Horace F. Andrews sees the sign from the bus—a sign with his own name on it—everything changes. The sighting leads him underground, to the House of Answers, a hidden warehouse full of mysterious objects. But there, he finds only questions. What is this curious place? Who are the strange, secretive people who entrust him with a rare and immensely powerful gift? And what is he to do with it?

When Horace finds the Box of Promises in the curio shop, he quickly discovers that ordinary-looking objects can hold extraordinary power. From the enormous, sinister man shadowing him to the gradual mastery of his newfound abilities to his encounters with Chloe—a girl who has an astonishing talent of her own—Horace follows a path that puts the pair in the middle of a centuries-old conflict between two warring factions in which every decision they make could have disastrous consequences.

Bailey’s Commentary:

The Keepers is a great book full of twists and turns. It starts out with an ordinary kid with a rare ability. He has the ability to become a Keeper and use Tanji. This book is an amazing mystery and is constantly keeping you guessing. Every time you think you have something figured out, it throws something else in that twists the entire plot. I liked how you learn along with the main character Horace. He knows very little at the beginning and slowly learns more, and you learn when he learns, so it allows you to imagine how he would feel in those situations. I like how it’s realistic in the sense that Horace doesn’t immediately want to jump into the war against the Riven; he acts like a sensible person and thinks it out. I liked how everything they had to do had to be done at a certain time, to the second, or else everything would fall apart. This added to the suspense of it all while reading it. Overall, I think that Ted Sanders is an amazing author and can’t wait to read book two.

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