The Path Keeper
What if our lives were mapped out before birth? Does anyone have the power to change their destiny?

Ella hates London. She misses her old life in Spain and is struggling to get over her past—until she meets Zac. He’s always loved her but isn’t meant to be part of her story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense. A world full of danger, lies, magic...and angels.

The Path Keeper is a passionate tale of first loves, second chances and the invisible threads that bind us. Can love ever be stronger than fate?

*This special edition hardcover contains the short story, "One Day I'll Fly Away," available exclusively in the hardcover edition.
The Path Keeper by N.J. Simmonds
N.J. Simmonds
The Indigo Chronicles, Book 1
ISBN Numbers:
Hardcover:  978-1-947727-80-9
Softcover:   978-1-947727-81-6
Ebook:         978-1-947727-82-3
LCCN: 2018948480

Page Count: 416 (HC), 392 (SC)
Release Date: 5/28/2019
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"This is urban fantasy romance at its best. Fresh, beautiful, and moving, I couldn't put it down." 
— Anna Day, internationally acclaimed author of The Fandom
"…a deep and moving, but magical reading experience. This book will have you falling in love… I would recommend this book to everyone." 
— Madie Anne, NetGalley reviewer
"I knew from the first page I was going to love this book, it’s very well written… I really just don’t have the words to say how good this book was… I hope there won’t be a long wait for the second book.
— Sally M., NetGalley reviewer
"I was hooked from the very beginning…and I…want more… I really loved the story…very emotionally charged…
— Cindee Maynard, Cindee Reads
"Simmonds weaves together lives and timelines to create a masterful romance." 
— Samantha Eaton, NetGalley reviewer
"…it is unlike any book I have read before! I didn’t want to stop reading. I was so focused…it was as if I was part of the story and not in my own living room anymore. I like when books do that to you." 
— Eliza and Books Blog
"Simmonds writing flows like poetry, each sentence meticulously crafted. …a solid edition to the YA fantasy genre." 
— Julia Wierzbicki, author of The Scavenger
"I don't even think I can properly review it without screaming! It's such a beautiful blend of history, fiction, star-crossed romance, mystery, and mythology. How N.J. Simmonds pulled it off deserves all the awards. I literally canNOT wait to read the next book.
— Lacy Shows, NetGalley reviewer
"This book kept me engaged the entire time. I had to know what would happen next
— Angie Schexnaildre, NOLAnerds Blog
"So this book really surprised me…Wow just wow. The writing drew me in and then suddenly I couldn’t put it down. This wasn’t your normal run of the mill boy meets girl and they fall in love… This was better....this was different and I adored it. " 
— Claire Knight, Harry & Newt's Book Utopia
"I absolutely loved this book to the very end! Such an amazing book! The characters were amazing and there was such a twist to it.
— Ashtyn Strangis, NetGalley reviewer
"This book was an unexpected surprise… it held my attention until the end, and was worth the wait.
— LibraryThing Early Reviewers
"[touches] on some weighty topics… Debut novelist Simmonds blends romance with fantasy [that will] appeal to those who like their romance laced with a bit of grit…
— Kirkus Reviews
"…a compelling Novel that intrigues and engages you. This is one book that you will not be able to put down.
— Gwendalyn Books Blog
"I was hooked from the get go! …quite thought-provoking. I loved it…
— Siobhan Stuart, Educator and NetGalley Reviewer
"I loved this book, I couldn't put it down and was sad when it ended. Highly recommended!
— Anna Maria Giacomasso, NetGalley Reviewer
"...ambitious...crafts an interesting world where archangels rule all beings and every soul chooses its path.
—Foreword Reviews Magazine
"The Path Keeper has everything I wanted when I needed my YA romance fix and more. The wonderful characters, excellent writing and interesting story mechanisms kept me reading until I reached the back cover. I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book. I can’t give this book anything less than five stars, and it’s well deserved.
"Stunning debut novel, The Path Keeper by N.J. Simmonds delivers an emotional and complex storyline full of fantasy, unrequited love (at least to start with), re-incarnation and twisted love stories of souls re-connecting as they meet time and time again fighting to find eternal love."
— Emma Wilson, The Glass House Book Club
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"I adored this contemporary yet timeless tale of love… The Path Keeper is original, gripping and poignant: combine Dan Brown, Twilight and Outlander with WW2 London and you start to find yourself somewhere in The Indigo Chronicles." 
— Anna McKerrow, author of
The Elemental Kingdoms series and the Greenworld Trilogy
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