The Keeper's Flame (A Pandoran Novel, #2)
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The Keeper's Flame (A Pandoran Novel #2)

4.72 of 5 stars 4.72  ·  rating details  ·  71 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Winter has fallen upon Valdon. It's been five months since Daria Regius arrived at the castle, and her grandfather, the king, has stripped her of all freedoms, building even more barriers around her lonely life. But darkness moves. Rumors abound about a dark rider, sending ancient and unspeakable horrors to the territories, and the citizens of Gaia are filled with fear. An...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 2012 by Createspace (first published June 29th 2012)
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Lets be honest…. We’ve all seen it before. Sequels have the tenancy to disappoint. You fall in love with a book, only to poo-hoo through the next two in the series, in an attempt to satiate your deep-set loyalties to book one. Been there. Done that.


Nothing could be farther from the truth! If it’s possible (and it must be!), I loved Alex, Daria and crew EVEN MORE in book two! Everything about this book… from Daria’s completely awesome, kick-butt fierceness (...more
Brea Bond
Some time ago, I reviewed Gaia's Secret--the first in this series. I liked it (as in REALLY liked it), but I also posed the question of whether Kloss would be able to maintain the momentum of her first novel in its sequel. Too often, sequels in a series fall flat, and I wondered whether Daria's adventures would stale once her initial journey into Gaia ended. Happily, this is not the case. The Keeper's Flame is a wonderful read (arguably, better than the first book) that delves more deeply into D...more
Laura Josephsen
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but this one blew me out of the water. I LOVED it. The character developments were fantastic and the plot twists kept me guessing or downright shocked me. There were times I was yelling at the characters--the kind of yelling that comes from an intense emotional ride of the best, most satisfying storytelling. I've always loved Barbara Kloss's way of painting pictures with her words and making me see the world so clearly and vividly, and she didn't d...more
I liked this sequel and it was a good read. I was disappointed with the main character, Daria, however. In the first book she felt much stronger and confident. I didn't like that she questioned herself so much in this book. I also got really tired of the hyperbole in Daria's inner dialogue--the only one who has EVER loved me, my ONLY friend, ALL my fault, etc. SPOILER ALERT: I also didn't like the way that Daria and Alex came back together. It felt too sudden and underdeveloped. Overall, a good...more
Having just finished Gaia's Secret (the day before I finished this book, hah), I couldn't wait to get my grubby e-book loving hands on The Keeper's Flame... which I then proceeded to plow through in about 7 hours.

I have some mixed feeling on this installment - mixed because even though I still loved it, of course (like, a lot a lot), I was still a bit disappointed because it didn't hit on all cylinders like Gaia's Secret.

My biggest issue with the book was Daria's complete lack of confidence in h...more
Jul 18, 2012 Brittany rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Brittany by: Barbara
Can a sequel be better than it's predecessor? Well, Barbara Kloss proved it! Keeper's Flame was amazing. I couldn't put it down. It enticed me with the turn of every page. I am looking forward to the next installment of the Pandoran books.
Jennifer Marrs
Great sequel to Gaia's Secret. I thoroughly enjoyed the character and story development in this second book, and could not put it down. Finished it in two days and am anxious for the last book in the series.
I am fast becoming a fan of this author. Book 2 in the Gaia series did not disappoint. The Keeper's Flame pulls us back into the story of Daria, a young women now living at court in the kingdom of her power hungry grandfather amid the political intrigues of a world looking for peace and the answer to who should justly rule. Daria has been struggling with life as a princess and to make matters worse, her magical abilities have abandoned her. Living in a world of magic without any of her own is ju...more
Love this series, but unfortunately have to put it on my pg-18 shelf for teenage sexuality. Come on, Barbara Kloss. Was it really necessary?
Tara Humphrey
What can I say? It's not the norm for a second book to be even better than the first. D grew up! So happy about that. I am loving this series.
Laura Duval
Wow. First I would like to thank Goodreads and author Barbara Kloss for this free giveaway providing me the opportunity to win this free book. The story was captivating! Full of suspense, betrayal, lots of action, love and loss. I loved every moment when Alex was around and of course we cant forget about our heroine Daria. She makes the impossible possible. Now i need to go backwards and read book one just so I can get a feel of where it all started. This is definitely a series I would recommend...more
Dominique Atherton
I literally jumped from Gaia's Secret straight into The Keeper's Flame and read it in 24 hours, because I was so captivated by the characters and couldn't wait to see what happened. The twists in this, the second book, were even better than the first! From the author herself it seems we will have to wait until the Spring (Northern hemisphere) of 2013, personally I can't wait! Definitely more great things to come from this young woman!
I won the first book in this series "Gaia's Secret" through first reads, and loved it. So, I bought the Kindle version of "The Keeper's Flame". I know there is a third one coming and I can't wait! There was so much action in this book that you didn't get a chance to breath. I stayed up a little too late last night finishing, but it was worth. Gaia is a very interesting world and I can't wait to learn more about it.

Another book 2 that was better than the first book in the series. I love the world that Barbara Kloss has introduced me to. She has great characters, and i love the magic. I am looking forward to reading book 3. I think it comes out this fall! Loved it.
Melissa ownsbey
the book was great the cover was was also cool i loved the book if you havent read it doit is good i was alittle lost cause i didnt read the frist one butstill it is good
i won this on good reads
Kristine Low
Better than the first! The characters took some unexpected turns, which of course kept me up at night reading and reading, until I finally finished!
sounds awesome and i love the cover...
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Barbara Kloss studied biochemistry at California Polytechnic State University, and after she began working in a clinical lab, found herself daydreaming about far off lands and slightly deranged wizards. She, her husband, two boys, and Lhasa currently live in Arizona, where she escapes the heat by writing about lush vegetation and moderate to cold climates. Author of the Pandoran Novels, a YA fanta...more
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