The Keeper

Cover image for

Download


Author: H. Beam Piper
Published: 1957
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,617 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,750
Added to site: 2006.09.21
mnybks.net#: 14674
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: en.wikipedia.org

Evil men had stolen his treasure, and Raud set out with his deer rifle and his great dog Brave to catch the thieves before they could reach the Starfolk. That the men had negatron pistols meant little--Raud was the Keeper....

Show Excerpt

Raud's son, who was the son of Yorn, the son of Raud, the son of Runch." He went back six more generations, then faltered and stopped. "Beyond that, the names have been lost. But I do know that for a long time the Crown was in a city to the north of here, and before that it was brought across the sea from another country, and the name of that country was Brinn."

Dranigo frowned, as though he had never heard the name before. "Brinn." Salvadro's eyes widened. "Brinn, Dranigo! Do you think that might be Britain?"

Dranigo straightened, staring, "It might be! Britain was a great nation, once; the last nation to join the Terran Federation, in the Third Century Pre-Interstellar. And they had a king, and a crown with a great diamond...."

"The story of where it was made," Rand offered, "or who made it, has been lost. I suppose the first people brought it to this world when they came in starships."

"It's more wonderful than that, Keeper," Salvadro said. "It was made on this world, before th

Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2013.05.07
Sardo Weems
*****

Absorbing story of the time of the next ice age, thousands of years after men have left Earth and colonized the stars. The Crown is stolen, and the Keeper starts across the ice with his dog to get it back and kill the thieves--if he can. Great descriptions, great plotting (no easy solutions,) great main character. A convincing story.

2010.06.05
GM
*****

Excellent story, similar to "Dune" in its ecological/environmental setting as fundamental influences on the storyline. Like the "Dune" writings you know a science fiction story is well written when you forget it is science fiction when you read it.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Keeper by H. Beam Piper - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Keeper by H. Beam Piper - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Keeper by H. Beam Piper - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Keeper by H. Beam Piper - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Keeper by H. Beam Piper - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for The Keeper by H. Beam Piper - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Phantasia
by M.U. Riyadad
After The Ending
by Lindsey Fairleigh
Nano Contestant
by Leif Sterling
The Invisible Man
by H.G. Wells
The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells
The War of the Worlds
by H.G. Wells
Freedom Incorporated
by Peter Tylee
Anthem
by Ayn Rand
In the Year 2889
by Jules Verne

See more popular titles from this genre.