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Summon the Keeper: The Keeper's Chronicles #1
     

Summon the Keeper: The Keeper's Chronicles #1

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by Tanya Huff
 

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Being one of the Earth's protectors is never easy, but when Claire the Keeper and Austin the cat find themselves in charge of the Elysian Fields Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast, all Hell breaks loose in the form of a gateway residing in the basement! Do not miss the latest from one of the top writers in the fantasy genre!
  • Compares to best-selling fantasy

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Being one of the Earth's protectors is never easy, but when Claire the Keeper and Austin the cat find themselves in charge of the Elysian Fields Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast, all Hell breaks loose in the form of a gateway residing in the basement! Do not miss the latest from one of the top writers in the fantasy genre!

  • Compares to best-selling fantasy authors Mercedes lackey and Charles deLint
  • Tanya Huff's DAW books were chosen by the New York Public Library system as part of their Books for Teens program!

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Susan Dunn
When Claire Hansen is summoned to the Elysian Fields Guesthouse in Kingston she is expecting business as usual, and is not prepared for the current Cousin to abandon his post and leave her stuck there. Soon enough, Claire begins to see why a powerful Keeper like herself received a summons in the first place. On the third floor of the guesthouse is another Keeper, covered in dust, who has obviously been kept in slumber for some time. Claire realizes that someone in the guesthouse did something they shouldn't have, resulting in a hole in the fabric of the universe. The energy coming through the hole keeps the Keeper asleep, at the same time as she is keeping the seal on the hole. To break the seal would be disastrous, ultimately resulting in Armageddon. In the furnace room, Claire finds the hole--more like a pit--that leads directly to hell. Fortunately, Claire has some help in dealing with this situation. First there's Austin, her traveling companion and best friend--who also happens to be a talking cat. Then there's Dean, the hired help at the guesthouse. Claire fights her attraction to him every step of the way. Dean is mortal, but perfectly willing not only to believe in things like talking cats and holes to hell in basements, but to offer to do whatever he can to help--even, as it turns out, to nearly become a sacrificial virgin. This funny, fantastical journey with a motley cast of characters will be a hit with cat lovers as well as fantasy buffs. The good news is that at the end Claire, Austin, and Dean get in his truck and drive west following Claire's next summons--which, of course, paves the way for a sequel. Here's hoping!. VOYA Codes: 5Q 4P J S (Hard to imagine it being any better written, Broad general YA appeal, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101658031
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
06/07/2005
Series:
Keeper's Chronicles , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
144,293
File size:
642 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tanya Huff may have left Nova Scotia at three, and has lived most of her life since in Ontario, but she still considers herself a Maritimer. On the way to the idyllic rural existence she shares with her partner Fiona Patton, six cats, and a chihuahua, she acquired a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic—an education she was happy to finally use while writing her recent Smoke novels. Of her previous twenty-three books, the five—Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, Blood Debt—featuring Henry Fitzroy, bastard son of Henry VIII, romance writer, and vampire are among the most popular.

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Summon the Keeper: The Keeper's Chronicles #1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
PatH More than 1 year ago
This was the start of an amazing series that I have read and reread. It it pure fun! And Tanya Huff knows how to spin a story with intelligence and wit. I have read and read this so many time I have lost count. Everyone needs an Austin, and every woman could use a Dean around the house.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun light read!
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Staragon More than 1 year ago
Haven't had this much fun reading a book for a long time. It was funny with unexpected turns that keep you laughing. The talking cat adds a great flavor to this book that cat lovers everywhere will love. I'm almost done reading the next in the series and can't wait for whats next
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I didn't think I would like it at all. But the second I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. I think if my cat could talk, he would be just like Austin. It's to bad there's only 2 other books. The author should have made more books in the Keepers series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes! I am a HUGE fan of Austin the talking cat! I will read any book with him in it! And besides that, what's not to like about a B&B with a hole to hell in the basement? If you like laughing until pass out, by all means, read this book!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom picked this book out for me. I didn't think I would like it. But once I started reading it, it called to me night after night until there were no more pages left to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very enjoyable. I really liked the story and the characters. I, too, keep looking at my cats, wondering if they can talk as well! I had a hard time putting this book down, and am glad that a sequel has come out. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a fun book with talking cats or science fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cute story was so engaging I didn't want to stop reading until the very last page. I adore stories with talking cats and the cat in this book was absolutely hilarious! I kept eying my beautiful cat and wondering if she was just too smart to actually talk out loud! Crazy...sure! I will definitely be searching out more books from Tanya Huff. Witty and imaginative, just the ticket for a lazy, hot summer afternoon.