Keepers & Destinies

Fiction - Fantasy - Urban
348 Pages
Reviewed on 06/17/2023
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Author Biography

I wish I could say I'm a full time writer but that right now remains a dream. However, there are few things I love more than losing myself in a fantasy world as limitless as my imagination can make it. I wrote this book to hopefully provide that same escape for readers out there.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Parul Sood for Readers' Favorite

In Keepers & Destinies by Carl F. Brothers, readers are thrust into a world teetering on the edge of Armageddon, where the fate of Earth hangs precariously in the balance. Andrea, an underestimated and overlooked angel, embarks on a mission to find the key to prevailing in the ultimate battle between good and evil. Her initial objective is to locate the Prophet and obtain the prophecy to give heaven an advantage in the impending clash of worlds. To aid her in this task, she enlists the help of James, a beleaguered private investigator wrestling with his demons. As human and supernatural threats test their alliance, the consequences of their actions surpass their expectations. Along the way, as Andrea becomes more comfortable in the human realm, she confronts a truth that places her amid the war rather than merely being an agent of heaven.

Keepers & Destinies by Carl F. Brothers transports readers to a world reminiscent of the thrilling Supernatural series, evoking a sense of nostalgia for fans like myself of Sam and Dean Winchester. The narrative weaves together epic twists and turns, unfurling at a rapid tempo that ensures there is never a dull moment. Along Andrea's journey, intriguing and diverse characters join her, adding layers of depth to the story. Each encounter brings new dimensions to the plot, keeping readers eagerly turning the pages to see how these characters influence the outcome. Andrea's voyage of self-discovery adds another intriguing layer to the plot. As she unravels the truth about her identity, readers are treated to revelations that contribute to the story's complexity. The stakes are high, and the story unfolds with skillful pacing that keeps readers invested in the outcome. The Christian imagery and angelic theme are deftly handled, appealing to readers regardless of their faith background. The dialogue between the characters is engaging, and the world-building is immersive, making it a truly enjoyable fantasy read. Brothers has crafted a fantasy novel with grit, high-quality storytelling, and well-developed characters. Fans of the genre will be delighted by this action-packed and well-written book.

Miche Arendse

The ultimate battle between good and evil takes place in Keepers and Destinies by Carl F. Brothers as Armageddon looms over Earth. Andrea is sent to Earth on a mission regarding the prophecy concerning Armageddon and she happily accepts. Having been an outcast in Heaven, Andrea was eager to prove herself not only to her mentor but to all the other angels. James was a veteran who suffered from constant nightmares before he encountered Andrea and the two must now work together to unravel the mysteries of the upcoming war.

Keepers and Destinies by Carl F. Brothers was an absolute pleasure to read. The author has an amazing way with words and writes with such eloquence. Every scene is so beautifully descriptive while still maintaining its purpose of showing you exactly what is happening and how the characters are feeling. The world-building was well done as we get a glimpse of not only the structure within Heaven but the chaos of Hell which was set to be unleashed on Earth. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of reading, so much so that I can’t even be mad at the ending which was a cliffhanger. Usually, cliffhangers are not one of my favorite things to encounter at the end of a book, but Brothers generated anticipation for a follow-up. This is a must-read as it encompasses so many different themes without being too focused on the religious aspect that usually goes along with this kind of storyline.

Rabia Tanveer

Keepers & Destinies by Carl F Brothers is a fast-paced supernatural story with plenty of twists and turns to entertain you for hours. James Wexlar was a 33-year-old war veteran fighting with horrible dreams. While working as a private investigator, James struggled to focus on reality. However, things quickly changed when a guardian angel named Andrea suddenly appeared. Andrea was tasked with finding a prophet to guide them against the upcoming apocalypse. The eons-old battle between good and evil was coming to its climax, and it was up to Andrea and James to find the prophet before it was too late. But with Satan’s son Beelzebub conspiring against them, with terrifying creatures and beasts supporting him, did Andrea and James have a chance to protect the world and humanity?

Keepers & Destinies was the perfect story to read on a rainy day when I had little to do. I was looking for a novel to keep me engaged, and author Carl F Brothers didn’t disappoint. The story had drama, action, suspense, intensity, relatable characters, incredible world-building, and an exciting plot that had me on the edge of my seat. Andrea was a little naïve at first. She was hyper-focused on finding the prophet but learned what being a human meant. James, on the other hand, was struggling terribly. Andrea gave him a new purpose, enough for him to push forward. The narrative was fantastic. The pace was fast, the story was exciting, and the characters were well-thought-out. The ending gave me goosebumps, and the epilogue sealed it all for me. I cannot wait to see what happens next.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Keepers & Destinies by Carl F Brothers is supernatural fiction at its best. Guardian Angel Andrea has always been overlooked but desperately wants to prove herself. The apocalypse is no longer a figment of imagination; it’s real and coming. She is given a mission; she must find a prophet on earth, the key to the ultimate battle of good vs. evil. She meets a PI called James, a veteran with his own demons. They join forces to help each other in their work, but their alliance is about to face its own battles. As they grow closer, their partnership attracts unwanted attention from humans and supernatural forces. James feels the apocalypse is about so much more than good and evil, but the stakes are raised when they discover Andrea’s true purpose in the battle. The prize in this battle is the ultimate—control of Earth, but who will win?

Keepers & Destinies by Carl F Brothers is the first in a two-part series and offers a unique storyline. The pace is slow as it sets the scene, but once it picks up, it takes off running. This story combines the modern human world and mythology. You will go on a journey you won’t forget, as descriptive writing opens worlds you never knew existed, describing them in a way that allows you to see them and feel like you are there. The characters are well-developed and interact well with each other and the other characters. It’s more than just a story, though, as it contains life lessons we could all learn from, not to mention spiritual lessons. The author has a great imagination, which plays out in this book's pages; the ending will definitely leave you wanting the next one.

K.C. Finn

Keepers & Destinies is a work of fiction in the supernatural, fantasy action, and adventure subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Carl F Brothers. In this thrilling adventure with Christian themes and plenty of interesting apocalyptic suspense, we meet Guardian Angel Andrea as she explores Earth in search of the answers to a potentially world-ending battle. Meeting veteran James, Andrea feels their bond grow, but little do either of them realize just how instrumental Andrea’s presence on Earth is to the hellish plans to change the face of existence as they know it.

Author Carl F Brothers has crafted a highly engaging fantasy novel that encompasses theology, mythology, and the author’s own vivid imagination to bring a descriptive and atmospheric tale to life. One of the features that I enjoyed most about this novel was its pacing and plot construction because it felt as though there was always another twist waiting around the corner. It offered a great edge-of-your-seat feeling as Andrea and James braved the various dangers thrown at them. I also personally really enjoyed James’s character journey and development, and his dialogue was always refreshing and relatable to the situation, the ‘human perspective’ as it were. This made for an interesting clash of character dynamics, but the way the author crafts the gradual bond developing in the central pairing was heartfelt and very meaningful toward the novel’s end. Overall, I would certainly recommend Keepers & Destinies to fantasy fans everywhere, and I can’t wait to see where the series goes next.