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The Keeper and The Dragons

by Peter Young

Published: 2023-11-14. 63,500 Words.

Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban

Format: EPUB

Content Rating: Older than 13

A Dark Shadow hangs over Ancient Oldtown: A Forbidden Blood Magic Scroll
Trouble is brewing in the ancient city of Oldtown. A malevolent scroll filled with forbidden blood magic has surfaced, threatening to unleash chaos.
An unpaid debt forces Lachlan Quinn to leave his carefully ordered life behind. He soon finds himself entangled in a local civil war, threatened by an old enemy thirsting for revenge and watching out for an impetuous hex witch and her crew.
With the odds stacked against him, Lachlan must rely on the unlikeliest of allies: an orphaned goblin, a beautiful assassin and a motley gang of young cutpurses who call Oldtown home. Together, they embark on a perilous quest to locate the sinister scroll before its wielder uses it and plunges Oldtown into chaos.
Join Lachlan Quinn as he races against time, battling daemons and hexes in a quest to save Oldtown. Will he succeed, or will the shadows of his past finally consume him?

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Great read

Reviewed it on March 27, 2024

Second time I read both books, hope there be a third


Pacific Northwest Fantacy

Reviewed it on January 29, 2024

Interesting and suspenseful adventure.


Excellent universe for magic and adventure

Reviewed it on December 28, 2023

Good characters, smooth transitions between the mundane and magical worlds. Looking forward to the next story.


Great book well written

Reviewed it on December 26, 2023

Well written and thought out, just need to write them faster


Wonderful! Never disappoints

Reviewed it on December 20, 2023

Like the first book, this is tightly woven with plenty of unexpected twists. There's also plenty of depth in the world built that you know there's so much more to these characters.

great read.

Reviewed it on December 14, 2023

great story!!! truly enjoyed it. can't wait for more books.


intricate story lines and relatable characters

Reviewed it on December 7, 2023

Thoroughly enjoyable. I love the mixing of elements of faerie and, hell, not quite sure what. Somehow your characters are irredeemable hard and brutal yet sympathetic. wonderful


A great tale

Reviewed it on December 6, 2023

Another great story . Easy to loose hours in my day reading. Looking forward to seeing the next tale in the series. 👍👍👍

Book 2

Reviewed it on December 3, 2023

Thank you for another great read and I'm looking forward to the next book.

Tolkien-level world-building

Reviewed it on December 3, 2023

Usually a second book is a let-down, but "Keeper and the Dragons" expands the amalgam of Fantasy world and our reality at a level of Tolkien's world-building, at the same time advancing the character development of the protagonists. Can't wait for the Third book.

Great read

Reviewed it on November 27, 2023

Love this story looking forward to the next book and seeing what is instore for our flawed hero.


Solid second book

Reviewed it on November 21, 2023

I really enjoyed the first book. The second book takes what works and moves the needle forward on the story. Waiting for the 3rd!


Another great read in the Keeper narrative.

Reviewed it on November 17, 2023

Very much enjoyed this sequel. The juxtaposition of magical worlds with modern day society (Seattle and WA in this case) is much fun. The character development was quite good IMHO.



Reviewed it on November 17, 2023

Great book great series I can't wait for the next book.

Things aren't what they seem

Reviewed it on November 17, 2023

Great book. Who are Lachlans parents?


Great direction for next chapter of the story

Reviewed it on November 16, 2023

Loved it .not to be greedy but I was ready to buy the next installment thanks mark

Excellent follow-up to the first book

Reviewed it on November 16, 2023

The story flowed seamlessly from the first book and was well worth the wait! The detail rich story was entrancing; kind of wish it had been a lot longer.

Great book

Reviewed it on November 16, 2023

Wonderfully written can’t wait for more

Great Story!

Reviewed it on November 15, 2023

Please support the author so he can continue with another installment. A wonderful read.

More rollicking sword and sorcery

Reviewed it on November 15, 2023

Another good read.


Couldn't put it down.

Reviewed it on November 15, 2023

Great read. Many twists and turns and plenty of mysteries to puzzle out. Will probably read it over a few times for pure pleasure.


Fascinating Story and Worldbuilding

Reviewed it on November 15, 2023

Peter's books remind me of reading Stephen King's early novels as a youth. I read this book in one sitting. I could not put it down. The author does an admirable job teasing a rich world, below the surface of what we are allowed see, in the best traditions of storytelling. The challenge is maintaining that satisfaction as more is revealed. About the worst thing I can say is the end of the book felt a little rushed. I look forward to purchasing Book III.

Good but short

Reviewed it on November 28, 2023

It was good but for the price For almost 10$ USD I expected more than a half story