Item description for Keeper of the Colony (Keeper) by H. J. Ralles...
The icy Colony of Javeer, brutally ruled by Horando and his Gulden Guard, is a horrific setting for Level 4 of Matt's computer game. But Horando is not the only enemy Matt must beat. Who or what are the Gnashers? Can Matt save Varl before he becomes their next victim?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
ISBN 1929976356 ISBN13 9781929976355
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More About H. J. Ralles
was born in England but spent a portion of her childhood in the United States. She fell in love with the world of books and started to write stories at an early age. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Education, she enjoyed teaching creative writing to her elementary school pupils. With the arrival of her own children Ms. Ralles became a stay-at-home Mom but continued to write in her spare time.
In 1997, struggling to find books that appealed to her computer literate children, she rose to the challenge of producing a novel that would captivate them as much as their computer games. Keeper of the Kingdom is her first book.
H. J. Ralles lives in the North Dallas area with her husband, two teenage sons and a devoted black Labrador. She is a member of the Plano Writers Lab. and a Member of Society of Children's Bookwriter's and Illustrator's.
H. J. Ralles currently resides in Plano Huffman Huffma.
Reviews - What do customers think about Keeper of the Colony (Keeper)?
An interesting read Feb 4, 2008
Reviewed by Karma Barry (age 13) for Reader Views (1/08)
"Keeper of the Kingdom," Level 4 of Matt's computer game, begins when Matt and his two companions show up in the Dark End of Javeer. But he soon discovers that one of his comrades has been captured and the other has not yet been found. Then it's a race to the Underground and Javeer's Gold Mine. The threat of the Gnashers is a problem once a plan is ready to defeat the level, and a new twist is played in the level.
On Level 4 of his game, Matt will find it even more difficult than the other Levels. After going so far and doing so much, he'll need still more experience to find a way out of this Level vitorious, or suffer the consequences for his ignorance.
"Keeper of the Colony" is an interesting read set in the future with an even more interesting base. I have never shown much interest in science fiction, but H.J. Ralles kept my attention on the pages throughout the book.
I would suggest this and other books by Ralles to science fiction, fantasy, and fiction readers around the ages of 9 to 15 or 16, depending on the strength of interest in reading and the genres stated. But even if the reader prefers the television or game console they should still try the first three chapters.
As said, I've never read much science fiction, but I truly enjoyed "Keeper of the Colony" for its new style and setting. I can understand some of the excitement of feeling like being inside a video game and blocking out the world surrounding you. It's a feeling of freedom, but can be very dangerous at times.
I think that Ralles should keep writing if she enjoys it! I'll want to read anything else she writes, for sure!
Great Sci Fi for your pre-teen to teen reader Jan 9, 2007
Our 13-year old son has read all of the H.J. Ralles books. He started reading them when she visited his school in Plano, Texas about 4 years ago. He's re-read several of them. Other books he's enjoyed are the Narnia series, The Hobbit, and all of The Hacket series.