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The Keeper and the Rune Stone: Book One of the Black Ledge Series

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An unholy ritual, a ticking clock. Four children discover there are things that go bump in the night ...

Centuries ago a group of Elves committed an unholy ritual. But the ritual was a spectacular failure. It transformed the Elves into the Noctivagi - the beings we know as vampires.

Striving to maintain a fragile peace, the ancient Elves and Dwarves negotiated an Accord, which they've renewed every year on the Summer Solstice. The ceremony ...

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Overview

An unholy ritual, a ticking clock. Four children discover there are things that go bump in the night ...

Centuries ago a group of Elves committed an unholy ritual. But the ritual was a spectacular failure. It transformed the Elves into the Noctivagi - the beings we know as vampires.

Striving to maintain a fragile peace, the ancient Elves and Dwarves negotiated an Accord, which they've renewed every year on the Summer Solstice. The ceremony depends on the magical Rune Stone, but it's missing. If it is not found-and quickly-the consequences could be dire, and not just for Elves and Dwarves.

Four children, Rob, Jack, Eleanor, and Flora, stumble into a world of magic and mayhem when they move into Black Ledge, the old estate on the Maine coast, and discover they aren't the only ones who live there.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615731360
  • Publisher: Pig Wing Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2012
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

The secrets of the Red Paint People have haunted Maine for 7000 years.

Paige W. Pendleton is busy writing those tales.

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  • Posted September 28, 2013

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    My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 unicorns - I really liked it!! ~ Wonder

    My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 unicorns - I really liked it!! ~ Wonderfully Magical Adventure, great start to the series!!!

    **Received ebook from the author for an honest review, but I actually already had it on my kindle as a hidden treasure :)

    I like to start with the cover, and this cover doesn’t really grab my attention.  I know you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but some covers really intrigue me to read them.  Don’t judge this book by its cover because you will miss out on a great adventure!

    The book started slowly, but you needed the background and learn about all the characters and the setting.  I really enjoyed this story, and I’m glad I read it and can’t wait to read book 2.

    My favorite characters are Eleanor because she is feisty but protective and caring.  I also really liked Gunnr.  He is a hero but also misunderstood.  I really hope to see more of him in book 2.  Gunnr and Eleanor have chemistry together, but it is mysterious too.  Camedon is funny, and I’m sure I will see more of him POPPING in and out in book 2.

    The world that Paige creates is wonderful, and I wish I could be aware and have magically adventures like the Driscolls and Charlotte.  I can only imagine the conversations I would have with my trouble making cat Twister when he is in the mood to cause trouble.

    I really think if you are into adventures in magical realms with Elves, Dwarves, and other mystical creatures that you will enjoy this story.  I can’t wait to read book 2, but I have to read a few other books before I can get to it.  

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful story with me Paige!!

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

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    I love the elements of this story. It has a lot of creatures tha

    I love the elements of this story. It has a lot of creatures that you've come in contact with before, only they are truly unique. The kids are real, and not done in a way that doesn't make sense or doesn't seem like a kid would be. The fact that the littlest is easiest to take on the new world that they are thrown into is pretty awesome and totally true.

    This book left me wanting to know more about the different connections between the characters. What will it all mean? It was the kind of book that you can read by itself, but it makes you want to know what happens next! It's a great book.

    I highly recommend it for those that love fantasy books with a new twist. I wish that I lived in a place that had a hidden cave and little man that would Awaken my senses.

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  • Posted July 29, 2013

    This is an adorable tale of good vs evil, friendship, trust, and

    This is an adorable tale of good vs evil, friendship, trust, and hope.
    The story is ideal for anyone of really any age to read so long as they still believe in the magic of the realm.
    The violence in the story is very mild, and I think even elementary aged children will enjoy the story's quirky talking animals.
    Elenore proves herself a very good heroine for this story, but to me, I saw little Flora being an amazing heroine in her own right. When most eight year olds would have been afraid, she was quite strong. She reminded me very much of my own six year old, who like Flora, runs around with a stunny bunny rabbit.
    The story teaches acceptance, forgiveness, and a definite right and wrong moral as well.
    I found no errors in this work which was an added plus and I look forward to reading book two "The Keeper and the Alabaster Chalice".
    I give this book 4 of 5 paws

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    When the father of the four Driscoll children makes a break thro

    When the father of the four Driscoll children makes a break through in science  he makes a good amount of money and buys the mansion The Black Ledge. The kids are thrilled because they will have for the first time own rooms and more bathrooms, no more sharing more privacy. Summer break is there and the kids soon start to look around in the huge house and the grounds.




    When they find a cave their lives change for good when they find the keeper who makes them "aware". They see, smell and hear more after that and soon they are involved in a world of magic and help the magic world to save it. they can talk with animals.
    It is all well written I love how well Camden and the house is described. The characters as well and you can see everything just before you, Great read for YA too!! 




    I received a copy of this book for a honest review.

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  • Posted July 6, 2013

    The Keeper and the Rune stone and reading the the sequel now. A

    The Keeper and the Rune stone and reading the the sequel now. A mix of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Ring, and horse camp books, female protagonist, hint of romance. Down to earth magic, list of characters and animals (who speak) at the end of book one. 2012 publication, perhaps self published? Very good writing, really. These books would provide a basis for thoughtful class discussions.  I am reading book two now.

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