The Portal Keeper

The Keeper Chronicles

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
328 Pages
Reviewed on 05/06/2018
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Author Biography

I was born in Dallas, Texas. I love Texas. The weather is crazy, but the people are friendly. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a BA in Spanish. Mexico is my second home. My husband is from Mexico, and I have family down there. I love the culture, the people, and of course the food. I have three wonderful children and I love hiking and spending time outdoors when I am not writing.
Fantasy is my preferred genre to write in. There are no limits in fantasy beyond my own imagination. Anything can happen. Sunwalker is my debut novel. It is a YA Vampire novel. The first in a trilogy. Nightwalker, book 2, was just released in May 2018. I also just released a MG Fantasy novel entitled the Portal Keeper, in December 2017. Darkwalker the third and final installment of The Sunwalker Trilogy is set to be released in Summer of 2019.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Andrew McFarland (Teen Reviewer) for Readers' Favorite

Deep in the forest, hidden within a tree trunk, is a portal. Few know about the portal and no one knows where it leads. In The Portal Keeper: The Keeper Chronicles by S.T. Sanchez, the Maxwell family has guarded the portal in the tree trunk carefully and proudly. However, when Axel Maxwell abandons his duty, shame is brought upon the Maxwell family. Ajax, Axel’s younger brother, takes up the position of portal keeper, hoping to prove the king wrong about his thoughts of the Maxwell family. When Ajax finds a medallion with magical powers, his world is forever changed. He is soon transported to the other side of the portal where animals speak and elves rule the world harshly. Ajax is quickly sucked into a quest to return home.

The Portal Keeper: The Keeper Chronicles by S.T. Sanchez is filled with cleverly created creatures that really help you to imagine the world. The story is told from three characters’ perspectives so at times it can be confusing. The characters are all unique and cool in their own way. The three characters are Ajax, Crown Prince Blake, and his betrothed, Nivara. The settings that the story takes place in are both creative and intriguing. Just to let you know, this is the first book in the series so expect some things not to be completely wrapped up. I would give this book a smiley face for effort. With clever wording and creative ideas, it is a good read. There will be more books by S.T. Sanchez to look forward to.