Book 2: The Harp and the Ravenvine
IN THE WORLD OF THE KEEPERS, IT’S BEST NOT TO SPEAK IN TERMS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE.
Horace F. Andrews, Keeper of the fabled Box of Promises, knows that nothing is impossible. After all, he has the ability to see into the future, and his friend Chloe can walk through walls. But before either of them can master their Tan’ji–their talismans of power–a new threat looms over all Keepers, and they must prepare to battle their eternal enemies–the Riven.
Far away, drawn by an irresistible summons, a mysterious girl is making her way to the Warren, the Keeper stronghold. She wears the Ravenvine and is learning to wield its fascinating power; but this Tan’ji is damaged. There’s no telling what will happen to the instrument or its Keeper if it cannot be made whole again. April’s journey is long and dangerous, with strange new companions at her side and a pack of sinister hunters tracking her. Will she reach the Warren in time, and is it a safe haven, or will it offer only more danger?
Ted Sanders’s magical series began with The Box and the Dragonfly and continues with this powerful sequel that expands the extraordinary world of the Keepers, where nothing is ever ordinary and three words rule: Curiosity. Discovery. Possibility.
“The second novel in the Keepers series offers a well-plotted adventure story with smoothly integrated fantasy elements. From the riveting action scenes to the hints of discord in the Keepers’ backstory, this lengthy sequel rewards readers with well-drawn characters and a nuanced view of their modern yet magical world.”
“Chloe and Brian are especially interesting characters, both dealing with issues of trust and responsibility with snarky humor and bravado. . . . Many questions are left unanswered, leaving the door open to further adventures. Readers who are willing to make the effort will find this a rewarding and thought-provoking fantasy.”
—School Library Journal