Howdy booklovers and welcome to my stop on the tour for The Keeper of the Night by Kylie Lee Baker. Thank you to Harper360ya for my gifted copy and to Kaleidoscopic Tours for having me!
A girl of two worlds, accepted by none… A half Reaper, half Shinigami soul collector seeks her destiny in this haunting and compulsively readable dark fantasy duology set in 1890s Japan.
Death is her destiny.
Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami, Ren Scarborough has been collecting souls in the London streets for centuries. Expected to obey the harsh hierarchy of the Reapers who despise her, Ren conceals her emotions and avoids her tormentors as best she can.
When her failure to control her Shinigami abilities drives Ren out of London, she flees to Japan to seek the acceptance she’s never gotten from her fellow Reapers. Accompanied by her younger brother, the only being on earth to care for her, Ren enters the Japanese underworld to serve the Goddess of Death…only to learn that here, too, she must prove herself worthy. Determined to earn respect, Ren accepts an impossible task—find and eliminate three dangerous Yokai demons—and learns how far she’ll go to claim her place at Death’s side.
Let me start by saying I’m still in the process of reading and savouring this absolute masterpiece of a book.
I have never read an opening chapter as engaging and compelling as this one. It absolutely draws you in with its intensity. So far Ren is a wonderful character, she is the outsider. Born of two worlds and is always discriminated against because of it. The magic system is awesome and I can’t wait to see how the story progresses!