Keeper's Child

Keeper's Child

by Leslie Davis

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BN ID: 2940161687802
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

"Most of my stories have their roots in my dreams. I dream crazy, wild dreams almost every night, and often wake up thinking: “I’ve got to write this down.” Usually it’s a character sketch, or a flash of imagery, rather than a real story line. I have notebooks full of pieces of dreams. I’ve been writing since I was a child. I think I started writing because I couldn’t find enough stories to read in my favorite genres: scifi and fantasy. No matter what else I’m doing with my life, I’m always writing in some form or another.”

Leslie works hard into the early hours of the mornings often with one cat perched on top of the computer tower, and the other sprawled in her lap. he cats are good company and their wise elfish faces keep her inspired.

Leslie resides in Spokane, Washington with her husband, hundreds of paperbacks, and her Tabby and Tonkinese cats. When she is not doing renovations around the house, she spends her time practicing Yoga.

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Keeper's Child 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
plappen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Set in the near future, this takes place on a continent whose population and climate have been ravaged by disease and genetic mutation.It all began innocently enough. Many years before, a cargo ship full of genetic material sank off the coast. Over 600 migrants were hired to clean up the mess. It took years for their offspring to develop what became known as Bruster¿s Syndrome, but once they did, the government panicked. The diseased and their relatives were kept in quarantined camps. Those frightened citizens who could leave the continent have certainly done so. Houses for the diseased, who are called desgastas, are set up. In a way, Bruster¿s is like AIDS, in that a person can live a normal life with the disease. But, once it takes hold, the end is slow, painful, disgusting and assured.Jesse is a celebrity in Carpenteria, one of the last safe cities on the continent, but the scientific mistakes in his past have caught up with him. His latest experiment has failed, dashing any hope of a future for his people. Beckoned by Harold, his brother and the last Keeper of the sick, Jesse travels to the shore, and sees the ruined climate for himself.Harold¿s last ward is a young girl named Robin, who may be the savior of humanity. She is born desgastas, and has spent her whole life in exile. Jesse takes her to the city, to give her something of a normal life. Robin volunteers in a makeshift hospital, helping those dying of Bruster¿s. Eventually, she contracts full-blown Bruster¿s (for lack of a better term), and, amazingly, she survives. She has long since run away from the city, and returned to the house at the shore, where Jesse takes several samples of her blood, and returns to the city to turn them into a serum. Meantime, the desgastas squatting outside the city have entered the city and taken over. Now, they are dying faster than anyone can keep up with them.This is a rather "slow" novel, but a really good novel. Stick with it, for the story is very much worth reading.