Keeper of the Reign - Guest Post by Emma Right

Keeper of the Reign

Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. Or could it?
For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King’s Ancient Books, did not help ward off that anathema.
Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn't get himself killed first.

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Guest Post by Emma Right

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Keeper of Reign

1. That it was once over 200.000 words but it was cut down to under 75,000 words—which kid could wade through 200,000 words, right?
2. That I’d written up an entire history and back story to Keeper of Reign.
3. That I went through different titles, from ”Elfie Epic”  to “Kingdom of Reign” to “The Ovecomers” to “Blood Books”.
4. That I started Keeper of Reign in 2008.
5. That the five kids in the Blaze family are modeled after my five kids.
6. That the name “Gehzurolle” is a German word and it means Confounder.
7. That I changed the names of some of the characters: Chrystle was Sparkles, Tippy was Toepee (due to her large toes) and Tennesson was Tenacious.
8. When I first wrote Keeper of Reign I had illustrations my children drew or sketched out that I wanted to add to the book, but with the cost of publication, I had to scrap this idea.
9. That I have added three new paragraphs to the end of Keeper of Reign as a few readers complained that it ended too abruptly, and deleted a star from the rating just because of that—ouch!  So now it would have a gentler wrap up…happy? But still, the story isn’t finished, and Book 2 is definitely coming.
10. That Miranda is a new character and I only added her when some teenagers said, “But where is the ‘romantic’ interest for Jules?” But when I had Miranda added I realized it made for a stronger plot for she brought in her own story into the book. Yeah, for girl power!

How was Keeper of Reign born?
Each author has his or her own inspiring journey. How did I begin writing Keeper of Reign?
Six years ago as I put my five children (then three to thirteen years of age) to bed, they asked for a story, so I made up a story that involved five children, not unlike them, but in a parallel world where the people have been reduced to a small size. Each night they asked me for more. So I decided to add a theme and put the story to paper. Some seventeen revisions, two professional editors, and  five years later, Keeper of Reign 1, the final version, was born.

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