Keeper of the Watch (Dimension 7) - Book Review


Keeper of the Watch (Dimension 7)

Author: Kristen L. Jackson
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Date Published: February 1, 2018
ISBN-10: 9781612969817
ISBN-13: 9781612969817


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Book Review of :  Keeper of the Watch (Dimension 7)


Keeper of the Watch: Dimension 7 is a fascinating YA Sci-Fi novel by Kristen Jackson. It is a strange tale about an eighteen-year-old man, Chase Walker, who is thrust into becoming the new custodian of an old watch that’s imbued with various powers including being a weapon, a key to other dimensions, an alarm signaling danger and numerous other mystical abilities.  You don’t choose the watch it chooses its keeper. The watch keepers are usually from the same bloodline and must be of voting age or the watch will simply kick back and stay dormant until its destined keeper is eighteen. Somehow it realizes the age of its destined keeper and beckons them once they turn eighteen.  A chosen Keeper of the Watch is faced with an arduous task of protecting the watch from the hunters who will kill to possess one. The hunters come from other dimensions and seek the watch because of its powers; especially its power to transport them to other dimensions.

A beautiful woman named Alyx suddenly appears in Chase’s life to protect and help him learn his destined role as a keeper of his Uncle Charlie’s magical watch. Chase was going to toss it into the trash but when he touched it – it virtually came alive, shocking him and filling the room with light. It wants him, and it continues to beckon him.  At first, Chase attempts to resist the powerful magnetic pull it exerts on him. His resistance begins to ebb, and he finally capitulates to the watch’s power and puts it on.  Alyx, who also wears a mystical watch,  tells him of its importance and introduces him to many of its marvels. Chase's life as an employee of an Ice Cream parlor is over; now it’s transformed into a series of titillating adventures pitting him against the Hunters. The Hunters are his nemesis from a different dimension that seeks to possess the watch. The enemy knows the power of the watch, and they will kill to possess it.  In fact, they are willing to destroy entire cities in their quest for the watch, and they do.

Ursa, Pavo, and Wolfe are three cunning diabolical Hunters that plot to find and take possession of these powerful watches. During the struggles over the watch, the beautiful Alyx is captured by the Hunters. Her future is bleak and full of torture and eventual death if not saved. Ursa wants to drink the blood of a keeper of the watch because she hopes it will allow her to become one with a watch.  She wants to drink every last drop of Alyx’s blood.

War is hell and people have to die is a lesson Chase learns. He realizes that the Hunters must be killed because they will not stop in their deadly quest for the watches. Killing is against his moral footing, but his salvation and that of many innocent people dictates that peace can only happen if the Hunters are killed.

Not everything is bleak; love is in the air. Chase finds the alluring, but mysterious Alyx irresistible. Can two keepers of watches share love?  Where is she from? Will he let her die?  Alyx is a feisty, strong-willed young woman; could she coexist with someone of a similar temperament?

Keeper of the Watch: Dimension 7 is an exciting story of two heroic young adventurers who complement each other in so many ways and work together to save the new world in which they find themselves. It is a story of adventure, courage, and sacrifice.  You’ll find Chase Walker and Alyx are a dynamic duo that is easy to like in this fast pace science fiction novel.  

Reviewed by: David H

About Kristen L. Jackson


Kristen L. Jackson been a teacher for over twenty years and lives in Reading, Pennsylvania with her husband, two grown sons, and three large-breed dogs. Books inspire her. From children's picture books to adult literature in all genres, she has loved reading all her life. Becoming a published author has been her dream come true, and she loves to share her stories with readers of all ages. Sign up on her website to follow her blog to stay up to date on what she's working on now! Kristen loves writing, reading, and spending time with her family and dogs at their cabin in the Poconos - her favorite place to escape and write!

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