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The Keeper [NOOK Book]

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Generation after generation, an unattached male is plucked from the same family line and sent to the home of the man they only know as Dhakir. It is a duty all men in the line are brought up knowing, but none can know which male will be called or when.

Twenty-six-year-old Hadi Rahal is plucked from his fast-paced life among the brilliant lights and shallow vanity of Milan's fashion world when he is told his uncle has passed on and he is the ...
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Overview

Generation after generation, an unattached male is plucked from the same family line and sent to the home of the man they only know as Dhakir. It is a duty all men in the line are brought up knowing, but none can know which male will be called or when.

Twenty-six-year-old Hadi Rahal is plucked from his fast-paced life among the brilliant lights and shallow vanity of Milan's fashion world when he is told his uncle has passed on and he is the next Keeper. Knowing only vague legend, Hadi travels to Sétif, Algeria where his heritage waits in the form of an ancient name and sorrowful eyes he cannot turn from, even as he prays to God for the fortitude to resist.

Novella length work.
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Editorial Reviews

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Have you ever closed a book knowing that you need to re-read it right away? That's what happened with me.... This is without a doubt one of the more unique and thought-provoking stories that I have read.... [W]hile this is by nature a fantasy, the authors make it feel almost plausible as they bring the characters to life.... I found it to be well-written, very interesting, and deeply touching as well.
Danielle Russell
Ms. Armstrong and Ms. Piet made every touch, every sigh, and every moan come alive with their words. The powerful emotions that Hadi and Dhakir have for each other and the way they try to contain themselves bring out the poignancy of this tale. You cannot help but ache when they ache, suffer when they suffer, and feel joy when they feel joy. The Keeper is beautifully written. You will fall in love not only with these characters but with this tale itself.
Kassa Reviews
The Keeper is a very different and unique take on immortality with heavy religious themes. The writing is solid and the story itself is rather interesting, engaging the readers' attention, although the serious religious elements may not be to all tastes.... The build of tension and sensuality is nice and combined with the themes of the story, offers something entirely new and refreshing.
Sally .
[A]n intelligent story with a slow-burning romance.... Personally, I picked this one up specifically for the heretical twist, but was quite delighted to find it a strong enough read to keep me interested once the shock value wore off.
TJ .
The relationship between the two men is a slooooow burning ember that flickers to life suddenly when you least expect it, even as they both fight it.... The guys are both interesting and well drawn and the path of their relationship seemed realistic, no insta-love, not even insta-lust. The exploration and reinterpretation of religious themes, and the examination of biblical inhabitants was fascinating to me, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982700808
  • Publisher: Storm Moon Press LLC
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 199,287
  • File size: 243 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Good

    This was a good M/M love story of 220 pages. The concept is unique and was good reading. I would recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    A very unusual plot.   However, a very enjoyable read.....  taki

    A very unusual plot.   However, a very enjoyable read.....  taking many biblical privileges out of text. .    J/////

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Great read

    The author really takes some liberties with the fact that this is fiction in the context of religion. That is the only reason I did not give it 5 stars - the constant religious references slowed down the story for me. Otherwise, I thought the characters were sexy, the writing flowed and the love scenes were hot.

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