Discover the first book in the Keeper's Chronicles, where a young woman becomes master of the possibilities of time and space, maintaining the balance between worlds to protect Earth.
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 than 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 that 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 the not only her most challenging mission, but one she’d be stuck handling for life....
Tanya Huff may have left Nova Scotia at three, and has lived most of her life since in Ontario, but she still considers herself a Maritimer. On the way to the idyllic rural existence she shares with her partner Fiona Patton, six cats, and a chihuahua, she acquired a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic—an education she was happy to finally use while writing her recent Smoke novels. Of her previous twenty-three books, the five—Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, Blood Debt—featuring Henry Fitzroy, bastard son of Henry VIII, romance writer, and vampire, are among the most popular.
Praise for the Keeper's Chronicles:
“There are plenty of odd characters and touches of unexpected magic and humor to keep things moving for a contemporary fantasy that’s lots of fun.” —Locus
“No one tickles the funnybone and chills the blood better than Tanya Huff.... With screamingly funny dialogue and sharp plotting, Ms. Huff makes every word a positively delightful experience in this imaginative tale.” —Romantic Times
“Fans of humorous fantasy will enjoy this fast-moving tale, as will cat lovers and anyone else who can suspend disbelief and settle back for a good time.” —VOYA
“This book is entertainment, pure and simple.... A thoroughly satisfying story.” —SF Site
“An abundance of wit…a strong fantasy which wins on its solid and refreshingly different, wry humor.” —Library Bookwatch
“Great reading for a hot summer night when you want to be whisked away to another world.” —SF Chronicle
“Tanya Huff’s new series is a brilliant creation.... The storyline is riveting with never a dull moment.” —Omni Magazine