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{The Keeper and the Rune Stone: Paige W. Pendleton}The Keeper and the Rune Stone by Paige W. Pendleton
Series: The Black Ledge Series
Published by Pig Wing Press on October 31, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 200
Format: eBook
Source: Read for Review
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{Synopsis} –An unholy ritual, a ticking clock. Four children discover there are things that go bump in the night …

Centuries ago a group of Elves committed an unholy ritual. But the ritual was a spectacular failure. It transformed the Elves into the Noctivagi – the beings we know as vampires.

Striving to maintain a fragile peace, the ancient Elves and Dwarves negotiated an Accord, which they've renewed every year on the Summer Solstice. The ceremony depends on the magical Rune Stone, but it's missing. If it is not found—and quickly—the consequences could be dire, and not just for Elves and Dwarves.

Four children, Rob, Jack, Eleanor, and Flora, stumble into a world of magic and mayhem when they move into Black Ledge, the old estate on the Maine coast, and discover they aren’t the only ones who live there.

{My Thoughts} – This book is something else. I must say it is rather engaging. I was pulled into the book after the second chapter. I had a difficulty putting it down so that I could go to sleep last night. This book is about the Driscoll family and their change of environment. The father of the family makes a break through as a scientist and because of that they are able to buy a used house that had been vacant for nearly thirty years. It’s a bigger house and it is full of nooks and cranny’s for the children to explore. The exploring doesn’t end inside the house, however it leads on outside as well. The children soon find themselves engaging in a new world, learning about things around them, that they didn’t know had existed before. The start to learn much of what they were taught to be fiction was actually real and that their lives were in the midst of changing forever more. This book is about locating a lost ruin stone so that a ceremony can take place on the summer solstice. There are a ton of twists and turns throughout and it is incredible. I love how the real world was nicely blended in with the “realm.” This is a must read book for anyone that enjoys reading about dwarves, elves and other beings of the sort.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.