The Keeper by Darragh Martin

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I have been meaning to read this book for a while, I love the cover, I know you are not supposed to judge a book by this, but it’s a really nice one!

Oisin, his brother Stephen and sister Sorcha are transported to the island of the Tuath De Danann when Oisin finds the book of magic, or it finds him. He is not sure about the book and whether he wants to be its keeper, especially when he realised the kind of power it has.

Sorcha is kidnapped by the evil Morrígan(The Queen of Shadows) and they set off on a quest to rescue her with their new friends who also happen to be fairy folk. They manage to get aboard an enchanted ship called Eachtra run by Druids and need to find Sorcha by the harvest festival of Lughnasa. All is not plain sailing though and lots of obstacles get in the way along their journey. The Morrigan is a shape shifter and Oisin and Antimony start to suspect one of the students or teachers aboard is the evil queen in disguise

I wasn’t familiar with stories of the Tuath De Danann so I enjoyed the background to this story, the characters are very likeable and their world is a fantastic place to visit.


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

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