Set in 2050, Keeper of the Shield is a pre-apocalyptic, fantasy adventure novel starting out on the West Coast of America. It is the beginning of a series.Seventeen year old Brynn Ryder is convinced life as she knows it is over. And it’s not becauseMoreSet in 2050, Keeper of the Shield is a pre-apocalyptic, fantasy adventure novel starting out on the West Coast of America. It is the beginning of a series.Seventeen year old Brynn Ryder is convinced life as she knows it is over. And it’s not because of the melting icebergs—worldwide droughts, dwindling food supplies—or any other climate change catastrophe.
It’s not even due to a global pandemic, which just touched down three thousand miles away in Brunswick Maine—a curious virus killing only people over age 25.Life as Brynn knows it is over because she starts seeing flashes of herself running for her life in the forests of another world—wild-eyed and crazed, barefoot and starving—with a phantom hunter and pack of Griffon vultures hot on her trail. She considers sharing this disturbing phenomena with best friends, Sea and Finn, but promptly changes her mind after being given a rare gemstone, one which brings the hunter and Griffons into her waking reality.Afraid to tell anyone what she’s seen—and convinced she’s headed for a psychotic break—Brynn decides the only way out of her mental anguish is to end her life, which is right when a handsome stranger from New Zealand arrives.Secretive and alluring, Brynn finds herself unwittingly captivated by the hauntingly familiar sight of Elijah Winters—mostly his nutty, sweet scent—which sends her heart racing every time he comes near her.
But when another newcomer arrives, the dark and eerie Zephyr Briggs, the reality of who Brynn really is quickly begins to unravel. She discovers she is nowhere near who she thought herself to be as Zephyr reveals Elijahs deep connection to her, the shocking part she plays in the sweeping pandemic, and the truth of their true home—a hidden planet near Earth whose shield is collapsing— an enchanting, secret world which Brynn was born to protect.