Saturday, November 5, 2011

Review and Giveaway! -- THE SECRET OF THE KEEPERS by Elizabeth Isaacs

The Secret of the Keepers: Kailmeyra's Strength (Kailmeyra, #2)

  
Life for Nora couldn't be better; she has married the man of her dreams and loves living in the pristine land of Kailmeyra.

That is, until the darkness threatens her perfect world.

Now war is upon the land. She and Gavin must strengthen their clan and prepare to fight. But the enemy has an ally—one that not only wields power, but holds knowledge of the ancients' secrets. Secrets that could destroy creation itself.
 

As the darkness grows, doubt seeps in ... protectiveness hinders progress ... and the unthinkable comes to pass.

Bewildered and alone, Nora shoulders the responsibility of leading an entire race to war. As she struggles with decisions that seem impossible to make, she is haunted by one choice.

"No one has ever doubted that you would die for those you love. The question then becomes ... would you live?" (From Goodreads)


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Wowza! That's the best word to describe The Secret of the Keepers! Isaacs delivers a knock-out with the sequel to her debut novel, The Light of Asteria! Action, romance, mystery, and betrayal... The Secret of the Keepers can't be missed!

The story kicks off with Gavin and Nora traveling to the most incredible place anyone can imagine. If that isn't enough, their journey is leading them to the place they'll spend their honeymoon. As always, Isaacs doesn't let us down in the swoon department, but more than that, you truly feel the love between the Gavin and Nora. Elizabeth has a way of crafting her words and setting the scene to include the reader, to truly bring them into the story. It's an experience, I can promise you!

While Gavin and Nora's time is spent  growing together and becoming one, that connection also proves to be a challenge in a way neither expected. With each one possessing certain traits and abilities, adjusting to the onslaught of an a Alfar mind becomes a struggle for Nora. But she takes it in stride, allowing Gavin to help her adjust to her newfound gifts and abilities even though she fears overwhelming the emotionally-private lives of her clan.

Before long, the honeymoon comes to a halt when word travels from the capital of Kaileyra that the Dokkalfar are growing in power and reviling in knowledge they should've never held. Now, Gavin and Nora must work together to operate as one as well as strengthen their clan to prepare for battle with the Dokkalfar. 

Most of the original characters are in this story as well as a few, new friends. One new "guy" in particular, Rune, has quickly become one of my favorites! His gruff, straightforward ways are endearing, and his love for Kailmeyra heartfelt. Rune is a valiant and passionate character in the most unusual of packages! Not to mention, he's a hoot ;)


It's nearly impossible to put into words how I felt reading this story! Seeing the growth in the each character, making a few new friends along the way, and truly feeling everything Nora does is an opportunity few readers experience. I laughed, I cried, I rode a whirlwind of emotion throughout this journey! Isaacs' ability to create such an amazing world full of vibrant characters that feel as real as in any in our own is enviable! Her fluid style and sensory writing leaves you satisfied yet wanting more! Don't miss the opportunity to read this story!

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 Want to know more about the incredible author? You can find Beth at her website, on Twitter, and through her Facebook page! She loves to hear from fans, so shoot her a howdy and "Like" her page ;) 
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Now, for more fun stuff! If you'd like a chance to WIN a an ebook of this fan-freaking-tastic book, just leave a comment with how to reach you! That easy!


Thanks to Beth for allowing me the privilege of reading and reviewing this one-of-a-kind story! I can't wait for the final installment! 

***This giveaway is now over***



5 comments:

Lindsay said...

YAY... that sounds like a great read!!

Lindsay
lindsay (at) turningthepages (dot) ca

Kelly said...

Thanks for the giveaway, really want to read this!

Kelly
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Lucy Swing said...

Let's try this again!

I would love love love to read this. Anything recommended by you, Hope, has to be amazing!

Lucyswing (at) hotmail (.) com

Na said...

I am really enjoying this tour and can see that it's getting great reviews. What I really like about series or stories with parts to it is re-visiting the characters and seeing them grow.

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Malvina+Beatrice said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks.

GFC: Malvina Beatrice
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