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Promise Kept

3.18 of 5 stars 3.18  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  7 reviews
At the top of's bestseller lists for General Fantasy and General Sciece Fiction in late May and early June.

In a world full of the relics of the past and the toys of the future, Lila Howell is a psychic who struggles to remain ethical in the face of her government's demands. Finding her too valuable to force into the role the Security Ministry wants her to ta
Published January 28th 2011 (first published December 28th 2010)
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Alice Yeh
After the Passing, or the fall of the American government, a period of warlord rule was finally broken by the death of the last warlord and the establishment of the New Dawn government. Lives are heavily controlled, from food rations to intelligence tests for job placement. To avoid repeating the series of events that led to the breakdown of the previous government, archivists like psychic Lila Howell are sent to obtain "passings", or life stories, from the elderly who lived through the chaos. S ...more
Grace Krispy
The year is 2187. Ever since the Passing, it's a whole new world, one that is comfortable to Lila Howell, but somewhat distasteful to Susanne Newton. Lila is a young archival historian who makes a living by using her psychic gifts to interview people at the end of their lives. This information is essentially used by forthe current government as intel. When Lila is assigned to interview Susanne Newton, Lila's confused. Susanne is not dying, and there's something suspicious about the work order. I ...more
Article first published as Book Review: Promise Kept by Brandy Hunt on Blogcritics.

In a history set in 2187, Lila Howell works as an archival historian. She works for the Security ministry, a part of the New Dawn Government also known as N. D. Her psychic abilities as well as her youth in a Crèche make her a commodity. She takes the autobiographies of those that lived through the passing. While the ministry continues to try to manipulate her, she has vowed she will never use her psychic abilitie
I downloaded this book from Amazon because I am a fan of post apocalyptic novels, and this one was a good deal at only $.99. The book is set in the year 2187, with a prologue of events from current day telling of the downfall and apocalypse, and slow recovery of the United States. The story details the meeting of Lila Howell, a psychic historian, and Susanne Newton, and old woman from a farmstead whom she is send to interview for her "passing".

The story kept me engrossed and should be enjoyable
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It’s the year 2187, Lila Howell works for the Security Ministry as an archival historian where she records the autobiographies of those who had lived through the passing. On her next assignment she is sent to interview Susanne Newton who is living in hospice with her best friend Larissa. Rumor has it that Susanne can name the Southern Dragon who supposedly defeated the last war lord, Heavenly Wind. The powers that be at the Security Ministry would like Lila to get that name. During the course of ...more
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This book embodies the old quote 'Don't judge a book by it's cover'. I know we all are very guilty of this. Books with cool covers tend to get noticed more so than book such a this with a simple tasteful cover. But don't let this cover fool you.

Found between the pages of this book is a well written page turner. The characters are believable, the world created is a possibility of the future, the story is a classic love story where the good guys win.

Brandy Hunt promised a good read and you can co
My summary: Lila, a young archivist/historian raised by the state, slowly unravels the past of an elderly farm-woman feared for her firsthand knowledge of the state's rise to power.

I went into this book unsure what I would find and was pleased to discover two worldviews separated by time but destined to collide over the future of humanity.
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Jul 05, 2011 Brandy Hunt rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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I am a stay at home mom who likes things that go bump in the dark, especially if it is the full dark found without electric lights at the end of the world. I have a wonderful husband, a daughter, and a dog and am thankful I live in the middle of nowhere on a farm. I also have an unhealthy obsession with Stephen King, but we don’t talk about that much.
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