Generation after generation, an unattached male is plucked from the same family line and sent to the home of the man they only know as Dhakir. It is a duty all men in the line are brought up knowing, but none can know which male will be called or when. Twenty-six-year-old Hadi Rahal is plucked from his fast-paced life among the brilliant lights and shallow vanity of Milan's fashion world when he is told his uncle has passed on and he is the next Keeper. Knowing only vague legend, Hadi travels to Setif, Algeria where his heritage waits in the form of an ancient name and sorrowful eyes he cannot turn from, even as he prays to God for the fortitude to resist.
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Great middle grade fantasyUser Review - kpic724 - Borders
KEEPER, by Kathi Appelt, was a creative and intriguing journey of a ten-year old in search of her past. Keeper was convinced that her mother was a mermaid and that she could help Keeper salvage what ... Read full review
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I would rate this one a noble failure. The authors were trying to do something interesting and different here, and if they didn't entirely succeed, at least they tried! So with all these eternal ... Read full review