Oisín is not sure he wants to be Keeper of the Book of Magic – but when his little sister Sorcha is kidnapped by the Morrígan, a raven-goddess with a heart as dark as her feathers, he has to learn how to use the Book for good.
On his quest to rescue Sorcha, Oisín must conquer the Mountain of Wind, defeat snow-snakes and shadow fish and enter the Morrígan’s chamber of bone. Can Oisín discover the secret of the Book, so that he can truly become its Keeper and release Sorcha from the grasp of the Morrígan?
PRAISE FOR THE KEEPER
‘A NEW STAR OF THE FANTASY GENRE… KIDS WILL GOBBLE UP THIS MAGICAL TREAT’ – Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series.
‘Characters are varied and engaging, the plot is inventive and the novel will appeal to readers of 11 upwards’ – School Library Association, Ireland
‘Fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter will enjoy this fast-paced high fantasy adventure that adds a refreshing twist to Celtic myths and legends’ – School Library Journal, USA
Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Children’s Book Award 2013.
Darragh grew up in Dublin, where he often daydreamed about the DART train going somewhere more magical than Howth Junction. He was given a Fulbright Scholarship to develop his writing in 2006 and has been living in New York City since, where he teaches literature at Columbia University, writes plays and admires trees. Darragh is represented by the Lisa Richards Agency and has a website at www.darraghmartin.com. The Keeper (new edition coming in 2015) is his first children\'s book. Watch out for the next book for younger kids coming soon from this great children\'s book writer.