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Keeper of the Realm (Keeper Series) [Paperback]

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Matt is trapped in his computer game! Three hundred feet below sea level, he faces his second terrifying mission. The tyrannical Noxerans have invaded the beautiful realm of Karn. Matt's laptop is locked in the Noxeran vault and the penalty for crossing into enemy territory is death. With the help of his friends and mysterious girl, he sets off on a frightening underwater expedition. But his plan goes dreadfully wrong. He must beat level two of the game without distroying the Realm.

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Pages   231
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 2003
Publisher   Top Publications
ISBN  1929976216  
ISBN13  9781929976218  

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More About H. J. Ralles

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic

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The second in a great sci-fi series  Jan 22, 2008
Reviewed by Ian McCurley (age 14) for Reader Views (1/08)

"Keeper of the Realm" begins when Matt finds himself once again running down a corridor chased by Cybergons. Suddenly, he is transported from Zaul to the strange underwater realm of Karn. He is met by a strange youth with glowing yellow skin, oversized feet and three red slits along his neck. Matt is taken through the subsurface tunnels called pod chutes where he meets Targon and Varl, friends from Zaul. They are in level two of Matt's game. After their reunion, Matt meets Keela, a girl about his age with qualities similar to his initial guide. Having lost his laptop, Matt has no knowledge of the realm. Keela explains that his laptop is probably in the Noxeran half of Karn. The Noxerans are humans that control Karn and have the Karns at their mercy. After meeting two more Karns, Calute and Carella, Matt discovers that the leader of the Karn resistance has been captured by the Noxerans and will be executed. Matt must infiltrate the Noxeran half of Karn and find the resistance leader, his laptop and his friend Dorin from Zaul. As bleak as this seems there may be even more sinister forces at work.

H.J. Ralles writes in a way that will interest not only readers, but any kid. The writing is creative and descriptive, and will draw you in. The Sci-Fi plot and the artful level-based division of the book makes for an enthralling read. The book, at 231 pages, is perfect for an afternoon of reading. I can relate to the main character, Matt, in that he sat down for an afternoon of video games that turned out to be a lot more real than he expected.

"The Keeper of the Realm" is for ages 10 and up who enjoy reading about science fiction, video games or marine biology.

Another great book by Ralles  Mar 23, 2004
Keeper of the Realm is a continuation of the story of Matt, who was pulled into his computer game in H.J. Ralles Keeper of the Kingdom.

The sequel picks up almost immediately from the point where the first book in the series let off. When we last saw Matt he had completed the task at hand, but instead of being released from the game, Matt is back in somewhat familiar surroundings. He's not home. He's just progressed to another level of the game.

Once again our hero meets up with his friends Varl and Targon, who he met in the previous level. Matt and his friends must help this under water realm of Karn, which has been invaded by the Noxeran. The only problem is that Matt doesn't have his laptop and he must get it back from the enemy's well-guarded vault.

Young sci-fi fans will once again enjoy the tales spun by this excellent author.

Be sure to check out all the titles by H.J. Ralles!

A Dangerous Computer Game  May 16, 2003
A Dangerous Computer Game

Ralles, H.J. Keeper of the Realm, Dallas, TX. Top Publications, Ltd. Co. 2002. 232 pages. ISBN 1-929976-21-6.

H.J. Ralles continues to offer readers a fascinating affiliation between computers and books, a wonderful reading experiences, constructed to keep the pages turning from beginning to end.
Although Matt has had enough adventure to last him the rest of his life, he is in trouble from the first line in the sequel to Keeper of the Kingdom. His only interest, after escaping entrapment in Zaul (Keeper of the Kingdom, 2000) is to go home. When two old friends from Zaul, Varl and Targon, appear, Matt has company in his misery.
A beautiful girl, Keela, shares a map of The Realm with the three wayfarers. They plan a strategy to retrieve Matt's laptop computer and escape Karn. Citizens of Karn become their allies as they plot a rebellion against the cruel Noxerans to reclaim their underwater realm, three hundred feet below sea level.
Matt recognizes they are ensnared in another computer game. Zaul was Level 1 of the game and they have reached Level 2, Karn. Matt and Varl use an obsolete dolphin-looking submersible to proceed on their doomed mission to locate Matt's laptop and rescue Braymar.
An old friend, Dorin, shows up with Matt's laptop, but their problems are not solved. Getting safely back to Karn they realize that Balbus plans to destroy Karn and Noxera and set himself up as a dictator.
When Matt accesses the rules of Level 2 game, our heroes get yet another poetic riddle. Even Matt, usually the optimist, has severe doubts about freeing Braymar and feels their whole plan is doomed to fail. The reader, like Matt, is also trapped in the adventure and must continue to play the dangerous game
Despair is replaced with cautious optimism when Varl, with his scientific mind, and Matt, with his technological training, use sonic encryptors, identification chips, double laser vidium, electronic bracelets, genetic engineering and microsubs to advance their plans and defeat Balbus and his legionaries.
Another twist at the end when Matt completes Level 2 will lead the reader to Keeper of the Empire. Players of computer games will see themselves as right in the middle of the game, rather than simply watching on the monitor.


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