Friday, March 16, 2007

Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff


"Austin was a black-and-white, far-from-young cat. Not just any cat, mind you, he was the Keeper's cat, a very outspoken feline with extremely strong opinions he was always willing to voice. After all, who knew better then Austin what was best for the well-being of Claire -- and for the not-quite-as-important rest of the universe?

Claire Hansen was a Keeper, a member of that select group which kept the universe in one piece. And now she'd been summoned to the Elysian Fields Guesthouse, a rundown bed-and-breakfast that seemed to attract the most unusual clientele. And Claire was not happy about this latest assignment, not happy at all.

Not when she'd been tricked into taking over here by a horrible little gnome of a man who'd abandoned his post before she'd even figured out who he really was ... Not when room six held a resident who'd been sleeping there for so many years that she really needed a good dusting -- except that it was far too dangerous for anyone to get that close to her... Not when the basement housed too much temptation for anyone's mental health... Not when she found herself surrounded by "helpers" as distracting as Dean, the hunky-yet-innocent handyman, and Jacques, a ghost with a real lust for life... And especially not when it looked like this might be not only her most challenging mission but one she'd be stuck handling forever... "

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this first book of the Keeper Chronicles. Claire certainly has her hands full, especially as Hell tries to break free and very interesting guests show up. I also liked Austin's snarkiness and the elevator which opens onto other dimensions including tv shows! I look forward to the next book in the series, The Second Summoning.

Date read: 3/13/2007
Book No.: 24
Rating: 3* = good
Series: Keeper Chronicles, #1
Genre: Fantasy

ISBN-10: 0886777844
ISBN-13: 978-0886777845
Publisher: DAW
Year: 1998
No. of pages: 336
Binding: Paperback

1 comment:

Literary Feline said...

I was enamored by Summon the Keeper when I read it. I enjoyed the next two books as well, but not quite as much--still, they were all good. :-) I hope to read Tanya Huff's Blood Ties series one of these days. I've heard that's very good as well.