NOTHING IS ORDINARY ANYMORE.
EVERYTHING IS EXTRAORDINARY.
THE HOUSE OF ANSWERS AWAITS.
From the moment Horace F. Andrews sees the sign from the bus—a sign with his own name on it—everything changes. The sighting leads him underground, to the House of Answers, a hidden warehouse full of mysterious objects. But there, he finds only questions.
What is this curious place? Who is the girl with the astonishing talent? Who are the strange, secretive people who entrust him with a rare and immensely powerful gift? And, most importantly, what is he to do with it?
“A winding fantasy adventure that will appeal to readers of J. K. Rowling and Rick Riordan.... I was left longing for the next episode.”—New York Times Book Review
“The Keepers is a wildly original adventure, electric-paced and brain-bending, that will enthrall kids and adults alike.”—Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil series
“Ted Sanders combines elements of the best classic fantasy adventures with ingenious twists that are all his own.” — Caroline Carlson, author of The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series
“An epic adventure of self-discovery, magic, tragedy and blurred lines of loyalty for middle-grade lovers of fantasy.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The magical world is full of detail and wonder. Fans of Harry Potter and Gregor the Overlander will find this one entertaining.”—School Library Journal
“When I read the first paragraph of The Keepers I was suddenly transported back to the first time I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”—Katherine Megna, Books Inc. Laurel Village, San Francisco, CA
Photo by Jodee Stanley
Ted Sanders is the author of the short story collection No Animals We Could Name, winner of the 2011 Bakeless Prize for Fiction. A recipient of a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, he lives with his family in Urbana, Illinois, and teaches at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. This is his first book for younger readers. You can visit him online at TedSanders.net, at Facebook.com/TedSandersBooks, and on Twitter @Tedwardly.
IN THE WORLD OF THE KEEPERS, IT’S BEST NOT TO SPEAK IN TERMS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE.
A new threat is looming over all Keepers, and Horace F. Andrews and his friend Chloe must prepare to battle their eternal enemies.
Far away, a girl called April is drawn towards Horace, Chloe, and the Keepers by an irresistible summons. She wears a delicate golden vine on her ear, but this Tan’ji is damaged and there is no telling what will happen if it cannot be made whole again. April’s journey is long and dangerous, with strange new companions at her side and a pack of sinister hunters tracking her.
Will she reach the Warren in time, and is it a safe haven, or will it offer only more danger?
The Keepers #2:
The Harp and the Ravenvine
The Box and the Dragonfly