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The Watcher's Keep

(The Triadine Saga #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  18 reviews
In this Epic Fantasy, a young boy and girl are thrown into a battle that will change their destiny forever. Elves, dwarves, dragons, wizards, humans and more are bound together in conflict, love, paranoia, and power struggles with the world in the balance.

The Watchers long ago abandoned their sworn duty to monitor and suppress the powers of Khollaran, an evil wizard, locke
Paperback, 690 pages
Published November 28th 2014 by myOstrich Press
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Timothy Bond The outline plans for four books, however there could be five depending on how Book III comes out.

Book II, The Dragon Rises, is half finished now at 4…more
The outline plans for four books, however there could be five depending on how Book III comes out.

Book II, The Dragon Rises, is half finished now at 400 pages, and is on track per the outline. Book III has the potential to stretch a little long and I want to keep it in the 160-180,000 word range, so that will determine what happens next.

I've decided to add a prequel as well that takes place roughly 18 years before The Watcher's Keep to set the stage for what's happening in the Saga.

Timothy Bond This is just a sample of the book. I'm sorry it was not clear on the download.

There are 109 chapters in the full book. Come join us in our adventure!…more
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Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
Five stars as a whole.

This is the first book I have read from the author so I wasn't sure what to expect out side of the posted summary of the book. While the books plot seems simple, it gets very complex as it brings in more characters, more races and more points of view. This really aids the books as a whole.

The book tells me the story of the Chosen Ones of prophecy, along with a large number of other characters who are intertwined with prophecy directly or indirectly and the rising darkness
Leslie OBrien
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In “The Watcher's Keep,” Timothy Bond introduces us to the children of the prophecy, 16-year-old twins, Peter and Alex, who must save the world from a growing evil. Except that they don’t know it, don’t have any training (yet), and are thrown into raging battles of good versus evil. Described as an epic fantasy, The Triadine Saga takes place in a world where humans have been told to forget that elves, dwarves, goblins and wizards ever existed. Where fantasy has been usurped by religion and where ...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Twins Peter and Alexandria live simple lives not knowing anything about The Prophecy that governs their lives. They're protected by guardians. Strange things have been happening which lead the guardians to belief in the signs of the prophecy. It's heresy to speak the names dragon, dwarf, griffin, and elf according to the church. Lord Bannis wants to capture the twins for his own gain. The twins must seperate in order to survive much to their dismay. Will Lord Ban is capture the twins? Can the tw ...more
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good story. Lots going on.

Why I didn't give it five stars:

First, there are a lot of errors, mistakes, and typos. More than the average bear.

Second, some parts are a bit clunky, especially in the beginning.

Third, the unexplained knowledge. (view spoiler)
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a great Fantasy book for me. I'm never sure what to expect from Fantasy book because the fun of them is for me they can go anywhere they want. I very much enjoyed this book and I think you would too. If you like Fantasy, you should give this one a try. *I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book for free from the author as an ARC and have voluntarily chosen to review it.
I really do like epic fantasy tales and this one delivers. It has all the necessary elements: a hero and heroine, a prophecy of an evil being planning to turn the world into darkness and misery, elves, dwarves, and wizards!!! It is well written and I love the characters. They are all truly believable. Now this is not a short book. You really do get your money's worth when you purchase this
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully written, easy to follow read with a smooth flowing dialogue. Exciting and intriguing tale that grabs your attention and holds it till the end. Twists, turns and unpredictable surprises keep you on the edge of your seat and eyes totally focused on the pages. Realistic characters and scenes add demention to this awesome read. Great job Timothy.
Peter Bruyns
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It is a real pleasure to read a book aimed at a young market yet written in an adult style. The book has been well edited and flows nicely. The series do end in cliffhangers for each book but I don't yet feel denied.
Anna N.~God, Keep My Head Above Water
Rating: 3

I won a copy of this book for an honest review. This will never effect how I like or rate a book.

I'm not gonna lie, this book was intimidating. It had the weight of all of its 680 page count. So it literally sat around for months after it arrived while I got some other books read first till finally moving to tackle such a monster. And what did I think when I finally finished it?

It's okay. It wasn't bad. Wasn't great. It was just okay. Truthfully it felt like an overly long prologue wher
Tony Parsons
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Peter Oldsted (twin brother, scribe, Child of The Prophecy) & Alexandra Alex Oldsted (twin sister, Child of The Prophecy) lived/played in Alnen.
Peter was a student & worked for Brother Cadresean (Order) in the St. Julean Abbey. This way he did not have to work in the rock quarries like most boys his age.
Alex (16, scullion) went to the Abbey & worked with Molensa (cook) for Lord Berrol in his kitchen.
Bairden Oldsted was the twin’s guardian.
The twins mentor was Karoel (old hermit, woodsman, BMF
Jim Kennedy
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Firstly - this is really, really good. Great characters, easy going read, interesting story full of pace and adventure. I'm really looking forward to the second one.

I must admit to being slightly wary initially. What I say here is not a criticism because the author genuinely pulls everything together so well. He takes almost every fantasy trope imaginable in fantasy, throws them all into this story and just goes and pulls it off really well. I don't think any of these are spoilers :)
- almost eve
Anna Tan
Jul 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, review-copy
The Watcher's Keep has everything it takes to be a really good epic fantasy novel. A pair of twins thrown into the world to seek their destiny and the future; an evil Wizard-God, his dragon and his henchmen bent on ruling the world opposed by the Guardians, consisting of a Wizard, a woodsman and an assortment of motley characters; dwarves who are emerging into the world of men again, reluctantly; elves who are caught between helping and hindering; and a Prophecy that no one really understands.

Alex McGilvery
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Peter and Alex are twins whose idyllic existence is interrupted by the arrival of the King’s spy. Know nothing about why they are being chased or who they really are, the twins run into the woods to escape a brutal enemy. The aren’t sure of anything other than they are going to try to find the elves the church told them don’t exist. They get separate in the woods by bandits and their real adventures begin. Alex learns more about her family and legacy while Peter is conscripted into the army of t ...more
John Watt
Jan 07, 2015 rated it liked it
I marked this 3 stars, not because of the story, as it was excellent. I found myself wanting to just go chapter after chapter after chapter and interested in the characters. I found them very likable and easy to root for and sympathize with.

However I did mark it three stars because I found myself regularly having to go back and reread sentences due to the wrong word being in the sentence (crazy auto correct maybe?). This was very distracting and considerably slowed my pace down. Also there woul
Linda Todd
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: friends
Recommended to Linda by: a gift
Shelves: my-fab, got
Wow amazing story that was a wonderful adventure to go on you have to read this fabulous book you will be so happy you did. This story was a well thought out and expertly written it was a delight to read and do so hope to read more of this the Triadine Saga. My heart felt thanks to the author Timothy Bond for the privilege and pleasure of reading his wonderful book so to all happy reading and keep smiling from wee me. xxxxx
Timothy Bond
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed bringing this book to you. It's the first in a series, though how many books will be written is yet to be determined. There are many stories to tell of life and adventure in the Aren. The characters are fun, the story has great depth, and will provide you with hours of reading pleasure.

Come join us!
Scott Foster
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story

Very enjoyable story, strong characters and a solid magic system.
There are a few typos that's can throw you off but otherwise a throughly enjoyable read. I immediately went out and got the second book and can't wait to see where the story takes.
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure, children
A good read with a reasonably fast development pace. I thought it was good but I had the feeling the writing was sometimes, at most in the beginning of the book, a little awkward. But overall I still think it was more than worth my time. I would recommend this book to other people.
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I spent nearly 20 years deciding whether or not I wanted to be an author. My field is information technology, and I specialize in manufacturing systems. It's technical, challenging, and requires you to stay focused and current with changes in the industry.

I started going to a fantasy world in my mind many years ago, and the adventures of Peter and Alexandra were my escape from the harsh technical

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