The Second Summoning (#2)

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Claire Hansen was a Keeper, gifted—or cursed—with the job of being one of Earth’s Guardians, “Summoned” to areas where anomalies existed, where rifts had opened—or had been opened. Such places were the world’s danger spots where, if they weren’t sealed in time, all the minions of Hell might break through.

After she’d closed the portal into Hell at the Elysian Fields Guest House, Claire and her talking cat, Austin, found they’d acquired a new companion—Dean. Though Dean was a Bystander and shouldn’t have been allowed to even remember Keepers existed, somehow in the course of their mutual ordeal at the Elysian Fields, he’d become an indispensable part of Claire’s life. She knew she should change his memories and force him to leave her. Any other course was bound to lead to disaster. But as it turned out, it was already too late, for without Dean around Claire could easily become a danger to herself and the very fabric of space and time.

Yet with Dean around—and a little of her sister Diana’s meddling thrown in—the world was headed straight for Chaos.

And Claire was about to face a challenge beyond her wildest imagining—a catastrophe created by the power of love—when an angel and a devil each manifested in the mortal world as fully endowed teenagers, who didn’t have a clue how to handle their all-too-human bodies, raging hormones, and opposing needs to do good and evil…


“Plenty of tongue-in-cheek-fun.”


“Cleverly and wittily done as always […] this is likely to be one of the best contemporary fantasies of the past year.”

Science Fiction Chronicle

“Fans of humorous fantasy will enjoy this fast-moving tale, as will cat lovers and anyone else who can suspend their disbelief and settle back for a good time.”


"Fantasy readers will enjoy this tale and feel summoned by Ms. Huff to become a series regular.”

Midwest Book Review

“From the strengths of these first two novels, it’s clear that Tanya Huff has here a series that rivals her Vicky Nelson Blood books. [...] Entertaining and often riveting, the Keeper’s Chronicles are good examples of urban fantasy, from one of Canada’s best fantasy authors, and well worth the read. I can only hope to see more in this series.”

Green Man Review

“THE SECOND SUMMONING is every bit as funny as Summon the Keeper. It ranges from sly humor to Mel Brooks-like slapstick […] The characters are wonderful […] a recipe for hilarity.”

Errant Dreams

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