Today I’m excited to share with you guys, my stop for the Blog Tour of ‘The Keys of The Watchmen’ by Kathleen C. Perrin. This book is a New Adult Historical Paranormal novel. Check out the Tour Page for more stops.
About the Book:
Katelyn Michaels plans on hating every moment of her visit to Mont Saint Michel with her father’s newFrench wife. Once there, she is confused when she experiences sensations of déjà vu and hears voices as she and her younger brother explore the medieval village and abbey.
When the oddly-dressed but alluring Nicolas slips Katelyn a strange medallion, she is whisked back through time with him to the 15th century where her Watchmen hosts tell her she is the only hope to save Mont Saint Michel from the invading English armies. Even worse, she learns those armies are led by a fallen angel intent on learning the mount’s closely-guarded secret.
Katelyn is torn by feelings of anger at being taken back in time, inadequacy at finding a modern solution for a medieval problem, and responsibility for the mount’s starving inhabitants. She is also perturbed by her surprising attraction to the ill-tempered Nicolas. Will she stay to learn why she was chosen by the Archangel Michael and find a way to save his mount?
When I first read the book description of ‘The Keys of The Watchmen’ is was intrigued. This book sounded different than other books I’ve read, and that was definitely what made me interested in this book. So I signed up for the blog tour and when I heard that I would be part of the blog tour I was really excited.
In ‘The Keys of The Watchmen’ we meet Katelyn Michaels, a seventeen year old American girl on a holiday in France to visit her father and his new wife, but most of all to keep her little brother Jackson company.
When Katelyn and Jackson visit Mont Saint Michel, Katelyn starts having Deja- vu moments, which is really weird considering she has never been to Mont Saint Michel. When Katelyn notices that she is being followed by two strange guys, who she never met, she is sure she is seeing things. But before she can really think about it, more strange things are happening and soon she finds herself, without her brother, in a very strange looking Mont Saint Michel.
When one of the strange guys, Nicolas, tries to explain she travelled through time to save Mont Saint Michel, Katelyn is sure they most have made a mistake and that she’s having a bad dream. But Katelyn is soon forced to realize that there is a reason for her time traveling and she is truly the one who can save Mont Saint Michel.
When I started reading ‘The Keys of The Watchmen’, I didn’t really knew what to expect. From the very beginning I loved Kathleen C. Perrin’s writing style, it is fun to read and there is a lot of humor to her writing. But when the story began going about Katelyn’s deja-vu moments, and an Archangel who was talking to her, I became a little worried. I’m not a religious person, and I was afraid this book would be more about religion and the bible. But because the writing was so fun, I kept reading. And I’m so glad I did, because this book was amazing. There are some religious aspects about this book, but not so much it bothered me or that I didn’t understand it. Most of all this book is about the history of Mont Saint Michel and the fight to keep it from English hands back in the hundred year war, and about a girl who feels ordinary but has much more inside of her than she realizes.
This book was a fun read, but it was also very interesting because of the history. Although, to some people history sounds boring, Kathleen C. Perrin made it really fun to read and it never became boring. Most thing are based upon the actual history of Mont Saint Michel, and some of it is fiction, but most of all it really made me want to visit the place. I definitely fell in love with the people of Mont Saint Michel in this book, and the rich history this place seems to have.
The characters in this book, where amazing to get to know. I especially really love Nicolas. He was just so passionate about what he believed in, and when this strange girl from the future came he really didn’t get her at all. But he tried, and most of all he tried to look at things from her perspective.
Kathleen C. Perrin did an amazing job with this book, and I can’t wait to read more about the Watchmen. When you start reading this book, be prepared to do nothing more than read. And get your tissues ready, because I cried my eyes out at the end.
Great job, Kathleen C. Perrin!!
About the Author:
Kathleen C. Perrin holds Bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University in French and Humanities, and graduated summa cum laude. She is a certified French-to-English translator. While completing her education, Kathleen met and married a dashing young Frenchman. They have spent yearsinvestigating the mysteries and beauties of his native country, and have a cottage in Brittany. For a ten-year period they took tourists to Mont Saint Michel, where she served as tour guide.
Kathleen has lived in Utah, New York City, France, and for eight years in French Polynesia. She has worked professionally as a language and music teacher, translator, interpreter and writer. She has published several non-fiction articles, academic papers, and a religious history about Tahiti.
Traveling and learning about new countries and cultures is a passion for Kathleen, but her latest passion is sharing the mysteries of France through her fiction.
The Perrins have three children, and currently reside in Utah.