He betrayed everything to save his wife. He failed. Alaric abandoned his role as a Keeper, used his magic and knowledge in ways that defied everything good the Keepers stood for, and still, the poison rages through her body. His last chance to save her lies in an ancient Wellstone, a repository of power buried and lost long ago. Luck--or something more troubling--leads him to a small group searching for the same stone. A disgruntled dwarf, a befuddled wizard, and an elf with an unsettling amount of power. With their help, he might just find the cure before time runs out. If he can survive the dragon, the traitor, and the terrible evil that's awakening... A Threat of Shadows is the brilliant introduction to the magical world of The Keeper Chronicles, a new epic fantasy series by JA Andrews. Fans of Patrick Rothfuss, David Eddings, and Terry Pratchett will love this unputdownable noblebright tale. Dive into this enchanting fantasy novel with real emotional depth. Grab your copy of A Threat of Shadows and begin this epic series today!
About the Author
A Andrews is a writer, wife, mother, and unemployed rocket scientist. She doesn't regret the rocket science degree, but finds it generally inapplicable in daily life. Except for the rare occurrence of her being able to definitively state, "That's not rocket science." She does, however, love the stars. She began writing stories and creating coloring books because these sorts of things need an outlet. And now good markers are a deductible business expense. She spends an inordinate amount of time at home, with her family, who she adores, and lives deep in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, where she can see more stars than she ever imagined. Find out more at www.jaandrews.com Sign up to receive notifications of new releases by JA Andrews here: http://www.jaandrews.com/bookish-things-newsletter/
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A Threat of Shadows (The Keeper Chronicles, #1) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is an enchanting fantasy novel by a talented writer, exciting enough for 8-10 year olds to enjoy, but with real emotional depth for adults to savour. I’m not much of a fantasy genre fan, but by the first chapter I was utterly hooked. It starts with a haunted man running away from his job as royal Keeper (i.e. keeper of the records and stories), desperate to defeat death because his young wife has been poisoned and only a dark magic can save her. It turns into a classic quest and good versus evil book. I loved that although the main characters sound a bit Tolkien – an elf, a dwarf, a dragon, a wizard – the characters are unique, and drawn so emotionally realistically that you are swept up in their world. The plot zips along, with plenty of surprises and twists along the way, and I gobbled it up in just a few days. The magical elements (e.g. vitalle, memory stone) have stayed with me, and I absolutely loved the character of the complicated elf. No spoilers, but I keep wanting to discuss the ending with people who’ve read it! But where this book really shone was the emotional truth of the characters – it resonated with my own experiences of grief and desire for healing, and was, in places, incredibly moving. I laughed, I gasped, I sobbed – more than just a good story, it made me feel. Though this was a fully satisfying story in itself, I’m so excited this is part of a series, and can’t wait for the next one – highly recommended.
If you enjoy reading about varied groups of characters united to fight a great evil this is the book for you! Fast paced very descriptive funny at times and just an all around enjoyable read.