Archy is a teenage boy who has been passed through the foster care system and has finally ended up at a boarding school in The 58th Keeper by R.G. Bullet. His only friend in the world in Vincent, the son of a millionaire. Archy's entire life changes when he goes on a trip with Vincent and his family to Turkey.
While in Turkey Archy meets a man desperate to sell him a beautiful rug. Archy ends up buying the rug for a very cheap price and becomes the 58th Keeper. He doesn't understand what that means until he receives a journal along with instructions on how to use this very special rug. The rug is able to make him disappear and can fly him anywhere he wants to go.
Soon Archy finds himself invited to the SOTS headquarters and learns that the rug, which is really a Shroud, belonged to Noah and has magical powers. The men in charge of the rug think that he is too young to be the next Keeper but they are finally persuaded to give him a chance to prove that he is able to protect the Shroud become the 58th Keeper.
Archy is on the adventure of a lifetime and his friend is along for the ride. This story is full of action, magic, and fun. I enjoyed how Archy seemed to grow from a meek boy to strong, smart young man. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it took a while to get into the story but once the action started it didn't stop. I think that teenagers, especially boys, will really enjoy Archy's story.
I give this book 3 ½ stars out of 5.
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