Curse Keepers

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 923 ratings

This Place Is Death Publisher's Summary

It’s one of the most enduring mysteries in American history: What became of the English colony off the Virginian coast on Roanoke Island? Why, and how, did they vanish so completely?

No one suspected an ancient curse...

Ananias Dare and his expectant wife are among the pioneers who have come to brave an uncharted frontier. But conditions are harsh, and hostile natives have already spilled English blood. Only the peaceful Croatan Indians welcome the settlers. But when friend and guide Manteo has a haunting encounter deep in the woods, Ananias fears the colony faces a threat much darker than mortal enemies. As a brutal winter and an Indian massacre loom, Manteo and Ananias - and the dreadful secret they share - may be the settlers’ only hope of survival. But for the salvation they desperately seek, there will be hell to pay.

This Place Is Death is a short story revealing the chilling origins of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank’s urban fantasy series, The Curse Keepers.

©2014 Denise Grover Swank (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
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  • Book .25

    • This Place Is Death

    • A Curse Keepers Secret, Book 1
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    It’s one of the most enduring mysteries in American history: What became of the English colony off the Virginian coast on Roanoke Island? Why, and how, did they vanish so completely? No one suspected an ancient curse... Ananias Dare and his expectant wife are among the pioneers who have come to brave an uncharted frontier. But conditions are harsh, and hostile natives have already spilled English blood. Only the peaceful Croatan Indians welcome the settlers.

    Regular price: $6.99

  • Book 0.5

    • This Changes Everything

    • A Curse Keepers Secret, Book 2
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Ellie Dare Lancaster is only eight years old, but the secret she carries stretches back four hundred years, to the doomed pioneer colony of Roanoke Island - and the dark pact made by her ancestor, Ananias Dare. Though her father has told Ellie of her heritage, and she knows she will one day become a Curse Keeper, she never dreamed how soon that day would come…or how dear a sacrifice her grim duty will demand.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audible Book is a Good as the Book it's self

    • By Kim Shaw on 10-02-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 1

    • The Curse Keepers

    • Curse Keepers, Book 1
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 345

    Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginia settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Ellie is a Curse Keeper, the direct descendant of one of the two men who banished the spirits of a warring tribe from the material realm. The story goes that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet again, the countdown to the death of the curse will begin, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the plot!

    • By Blossom on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • The Curse Breakers

    • Curse Keepers, Book 2
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    For more than four hundred years, the Curse Keepers guarded the barrier between the human and spirit realms. All that changed the day Ellie Lancaster met Collin Dailey. Prophecy demanded they defend the world from evil…even as it ignited a passion that threatened to consume them both. Now Ellie faces a frightening new life, abandoned by the man she loves and tormented by malevolent spirits unleashing their vengeance upon the earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great!!!

    • By Willow Star Serenity on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • The Curse Defiers

    • Curse Keepers Series Book 3
    • By: Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    For centuries the gods have waited - for the betrayal that will release them, for the traitors who will defend them, for the warrior who will challenge them. Now at long last the gate between the human and spirit worlds is open, and with it, an army of vengeful demons poised to swarm the earth. Only the Curse Keepers, Ellie Lancaster and Collin Dailey, can stop it…if they can break free from a tangled web of treachery, jealousy, and lies.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • cliffhanger ending

    • By valynsiea on 08-01-18

    Regular price: $10.49