The Portal and the Veil
Series: The Keepers #3
By Ted Sanders
608 pages – ages 10+
Published by HarperCollins on June 26, 2018
Synopis from Publisher- “Horace F. Andrews and his friends are fighting the battle of their lives, a battle that will decide the fate of everyone and everything they love. As Wardens and Keepers of Tan’ji, the fabled talismans of power, it is their duty to keep the world safe from those who would destroy it. But all is not as it seems.
Sometimes there are too many secrets, and too many places to stumble in the dark. When one powerful Keeper and his Tan’ji are kidnapped, the Wardens have to ask who could have betrayed them. Who could have let the enemy into their stronghold?”
What I Thought- Wow. This book was absolutely riveting – so much happens within its covers. Between the nonstop action and the characters discovering answers to their questions about themselves, this book is an absolute powerhouse. It hits you like a steamroller going well over its normal speed capacity. Everything just fits together so cleanly, the plot never feeling forced a bit as everything goes incredibly wrong for the characters at frightening speeds. An interesting factor was that we are following several groups of characters at different locations at the same time. This can be tricky sometimes. It can be hard to follow if done inadequately- but Sanders is everything but inadequate.The book is one of the best ones I’ve read in a while. Sanders is a master of his craft, able to keep readers hanging onto his every word while he is in the midst of continuously dashing their hope against dangerously large pillars hanging over a cliff with rapidly moving water and sharp rocks waiting below it. He’s that good – trust me. Sanders has a clear writing style that I wish to be able to emulate some day. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!
I give this book five out of five bookworms!
Book four just went on sale yesterday!!! Need to get my hands on it!
Categories: Age 9+