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“This is one that will leave you thinking for days after the last page is turned,” December 15, 2014, by Brian Beam   Read more…
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“In the main the book is well written and flawlessly plotted. . . . The plot, with [one] exception . . . , is a masterpiece,” August 31, 2015, by Richard Lw. Bunning   Read more…

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“I really enjoyed this one . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good epic fantasy,” October 28, 2014, by Deborah K. Johns   Read more…

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“Really enjoyed this story, the characters were interesting and the story kept me wanting more,” November 11, 2014, by George Sterling   Read more…                

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A “riveting science fantasy novel” that “rewards close reading,” December 16, 2014, by Arthur S. Kimball   Read more…                                            

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“[E]ngaging, intriguing, and fascinating” with characters that “are all well-developed and multi-dimensional,” March 03, 2015, by Philip Newey   Read more…        

Imprisoned by Teeth

For two thousand years the Teeth have stood, three immense barriers of divine light rising high into the heavens, encircling the world, dividing it from Paradise. Like others of the Penitent world, Dreen and his telepathically impaired son, Bartu, cling to a dream. A dream that one day a savior will arrive to fell the imprisoning Teeth. Unlike others, however, their dream rests on more than mere faith.

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For two thousand years the Teeth have stood, three immense barriers of divine light rising high into the heavens, encircling the world, dividing it from Paradise. Like others of the Penitent world, Dreen and his telepathically impaired son, Bartu, cling to a dream. A dream that one day a savior will arrive to fell the imprisoning Teeth. Unlike others, however, their dream rests on more than mere faith. ^ It rests on the promise of an artifact that came to their family centuries ago. A holy relic that is key to a future savior’s success.

To keep the relic safe, Dreen and Bartu must keep it secret. A task not easily accomplished in this world of telepaths. Making the task even more difficult is an obscure prophecy that foretells of the sacred artifact. A prophecy that Rue-A-Kai, the Destroyer, knows well. With the strength of a hundred wizards, the reincarnated savior of the Vile hordes imperils not only the Penitent kingdoms he now threatens to overrun, but also the promised arrival of a true future savior. Were the demonic Rue-A-Kai to acquire the holy relic, his perverse interpretation of prophecy would transform the relic from a device of deliverance to one of damnation, ensuring that the Teeth never fell, that the world never saw Paradise.

Yet the relic remains safely hidden, as it has for centuries. And there is no reason to believe it will not continue to remain so for centuries to come. No reason at all, that is, until the accident. . . .

Keepers of the Dawn is the first book of a four-book, science fantasy series entitled, The Dawn Cycle. The tale is told over the course of thirty-eight chapters, some 232,000 words in all. (That’s roughly 660 paperback pages.) The remaining three books in the Cycle are: Giver of the Dawn, Shadows of the Dawn, and Takers of the Dawn.

Like each book in the Cycle, “Keepers” tells a complete story. That is, once you finish the novel, you should expect to be left feeling satisfied but curious. Satisfied that you have finished one tale. Curious as to what happens in the next.

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