Opal of Light: An epic dragon fantasy (The Keeper Chronicles Book 1) by Norma Hinkens
Opal of Light: An epic dragon fantasy
(The Keeper Chronicles Book 1)
By Norma Hinkens
Orlla is training to be a Keeper, an important position that requires years of extensive training. Keepers fashion runes to keep the island they live on invisible to outsiders. Protectors protect the Opal of Light that the dragons left behind many years ago. It’s been hidden on the island and that’s why the Protectors and Keepers are important. But the two do not get along. Each thinks of the other as useless and not as important. Orlla is close to becoming a full fledged Keeper when her brother Samten, who has also been training to become a Keeper, comes home wearing the cloak of a Pegonian soldier. She nearly attacks before realizing who he is, then berates him for his lackluster attitude regarding his training. She leaves to meet with her instructor Akolom, who takes her to meet the King, where she is immediately sworn in as a Keeper and taken to the mainland to protect the pass by wielding runes to fortify the pass. This is the first in a series by Ms Hinkens. I found that it took very little time to become familiar with the terminology and get involved in the story. The characters were involving and the plot was believable. I found the end to come too soon, leaving me anxious to get the next book, Onyx of Darkness, which comes out in June 2018. Definitely another hit series!
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