Review: The Keeper’s Six by Kate Elliot

Author: Kate Elliot
Released: January 17, 2023
Received: NetGalley

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Book Summary:

Esther hasn’t set foot in the Beyond in years – literally. She and her team have been banned from doing so. Yet that ban won’t be enough to stop Esther once this latest bit of news hits her: her son has been kidnapped and dragged into the Beyond. No ransom note, just the cryptic clues he could leave behind before getting snatched.

To save her son, Esther will have to reassemble her team, race against time, and find creative solutions to problems the size of dragons.

My Review:

Okay, it’s official. I will love anything Kate Elliot writes. The Keeper’s Six is a standalone (for now) novella that depicts a complex world (well, worlds), dynamic family relationships, and dangerous backstories. It’s SO MUCH, and it’s perfect.

You would think that cramming that much into a novella would make it feel rushed, but it’s anything but. I ate up every detail available and honestly wouldn’t have minded a whole lot more. The magical system, characters, worlds, and even governments were all fascinating.

Then there’s the plot – a bad-ass mom doing everything possible to save her (adult) son from imprisonment or worse. Gotta respect that! The subplots that stem from this core make it all the more fascinating; what I wouldn’t give to see more of this world and those within.


  • Dragons!
  • Magical Family
  • Complex Magical System
  • Traveling Worlds/Dimensions
  • Bad-ass Mom

Trigger Warnings:

  • Kidnapping
  • Slavery

Thanks to and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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