Kinlea Keeper

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About the author:
E. Grace Diehl is a theatre person/writer/musician/martial artist/ teacher, among other things. Alternately, her high school yearbook states that she is a "good little monkey," and as her mother would have it, she is "a strange bird." She is currently an adjunct theatre professor, a freelance actor, a freelance writer, a mad scientist, and a barista in Houston, Texas. For more information about the author, please visit her website at, and for more information about the For Keeps series of tales, please visit

Kinlea Keeper

Book 1 of the For Keeps Series of Tales

Authored by E. Grace Diehl
Illustrated by Peter McCullough
Edition: 2

What would you do if you learned that all myths and folktales have their roots in reality, and the myth-monsters and creatures of power live just the other side of a very thin and invisible Dividing Wall?

At ten years old, Kinlea Waltham has spent his entire life listening to people tell him he is dying and can not be cured. Everyone who sees him takes it as a foregone conclusion. He may as well be dead already, for all that he has never left his house or made a single friend.

When his parents send him to stay with family friends in the country (to "die in cleaner air"), he learns that he is not ill, but cursed with a powerful enchantment, and he is suddenly immersed in a new world of magic, danger, and responsibility. Because he was born to be the Keeper of Haneth's End, a small but pivotal corner of the world's magical realm, a time comes when Kinlea must face the ones who have made him the target of their loathing since his infancy. Their perplexing, seemingly chaotic actions endanger not only Haneth's End, but the world, and even magic itself. Without Kinlea to stand in the way, everything might fold in upon itself, and the world might have to learn the true meaning of the words "the end."

"This series is a treat for Diehl's handling of magic and magical creatures from different cultures, as well as her deft weaving of old ballads, poetic prose, traditional magical creatures, and great characters with a compelling plot." - Deena Fisher of Drollerie Press

Publication Date:
0692206140 / 9780692206140
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic

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