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The Keep by Estelle Haward

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The Moori Chronicles, #1

Genre: Fantasy/Children
Number of Pages: 65
Publication Date: June 19, 2016
Rating: 3-star-review
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downloadIn the land of The Keep, young boys and girls learn to become dragon riders. Each with their own dragon, the children attend daily lessons and learn from their Dragon Master. Everything runs smoothly until a new girl, named Moori, joins the school.

Few are willing to accept this very different and unique girl, but as time goes on, she able to become friends with Eli and Sumi. However, the school’s bully, Ali, doesn’t take kindly to Moori and the attention she is receiving and devises a plan.


The Keep is a short read that is told in the third-person omniscient point-of-view. In this simple read, the author makes it clear who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist. Right from the beginning, Moori is someone I grabbed onto because of her differences. She is quiet and reserved, but holds a deep past and abilities that others do not possess.

Aside from getting used to the names, I did have a little trouble in keeping up with the dialogue. At times, there would be two characters speaking, but the dialogue would happen within the same paragraph. Therefore, I would have to reread certain parts to confirm whom is speaking to whom. Along with this, quotations were also used when characters were sharing their thoughts, which made it confusing to identify whether the quotations signified speech or just thoughts.

In addition, I was confused on the layout of the land of The Keep. It seemed like it was faraway, but I could only go so far in my imagination to picture the setup. The passage of time was also confusing.

Overall, it is a cute read, but needs a bit more world building for readers to fully understand the setting and plot.

Yes, I would. To children who enjoy stories about dragons.

I received a free copy of this book from the JGBS Review Library in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

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