What the Critics Say About The Keepers Trilogy"
"Friar dazzles readers with big battles and saucy science, all driven by an astute sense of history and human motivation." - Sci Fi Lists Online, Best of Sci Fi "Hugely innovative tale both smart and entertaining. Colossal effort and colossal fun!"- Kirkus Reviews "The Keepers is a pretty impressive piece of speculative fictionówritten plausibly, dramatically and comprehensively in prose that is better than one often finds in books of this kind."- Bookreviews.com "A fine read for the young, and a refreshing review for us a little older, of some of the lessons of history in a clear, prosaic style reminiscent of classic 50s sci fi." - Space Age Magazine
The year is 2039, and the wildly ambitious German ruler Geiseric and his henchmen, "the principles," have - in Hitlerian fashion -taken over Central Europe and threaten to parlay their successes into world domination. Friar uses the first two World Wars as the template for his fictional third and, in spite of its eerie familiarity, the plot remains rich with suspense. Book one of this series concerns itself with the efforts of a new group of Allied powers that attempt to drive Geiseric back and stymie his ruthless imperialism. WWIII is that rarest of sci-fi creations: a hugely innovative tale both smart and entertaining...