Sunday, March 25, 2007

Keeper of the Earth by Jenna Solitaire

This is the fourth book in the Daughter of Destiny series. It is written from the first-person point of view. The author, Jenna Solitaire, is also the main charactor that is trying to retrieve the Boards of Babylon with her good friend Simon Monk. The book begins with a magical battle between two wizards. The victor talks to Jenna, who is watching from the side. He says his name is Emrys, and that he can guide her to the fourth Board, the Board of Earth. The Board can grant control over the very earth they stand on, and it, combined with the other Boards, can give the power of elemental binding, the ability to create the mysterious fifth element. Jenna then wakes up in a hotel room in Rome, hearing the voices of the three Boards that she possess along with the voice of her ultimate grandmother, Shalizander. Shalizander was also one of the creators of the Boards. After Jenna and Simon have a revealing visit with Cardinal Cepheus in Vatican City, they go to Scotland with Armand, a member of the Knight's Templar, to look for the phoenix stone that will lead them to the Board of Earth. They find the stone and the spirit of the wizard Coughlin. From this point on, Jenna will have to make decisions and bear burdens that will shape the very world.

I found this book to be very interesting, even though it is the first book in the series I have read. It did a great job of explaining old concepts and previous details from the other books. Once you start reading this book, you will not want to stop, especially if you like fantasies that are set in our world. The author does a good job of keeping the reader entangle in the plot.Overall, I thought that this book is very good, even though some parts go a little slowly.

Reviewer Age:14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Pennsylvania U.S.A.

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