The Dark City: Relic Master Series, Book 1 (Relic Master #1)
Welcome to Anara, a world mysteriously crumbling to devastation, where nothing is what it seems: Ancient relics emit technologically advanced powers, members of the old Order are hunted by the governing Watch yet revered by the people, and the great energy that connects all seems to also be destroying all. The only hope for the world lies in Galen, a man of the old Order a...more
Relic Master Galen Harn and his apprentice Raffi know that all is not well the moment they set foot in the settlement that had boldly requested their help a few days before. Drawn by curiosity and the possibility of discovering a relic, the pair nevertheless decides to venture into the castle-like fortress that is the settlement’s stronghold and soon come to regret the decision. After an unpleasant meeting with the leader Alberic, Galen an...more
Fisher doesn't state any purpose for writing the novel but I'm infering that it is to entertain all the scifi/ fantasy enthusists out there. I say this because the te...more
A young man and his crippled mentor in a post Apocalyptic world are part of the once great organization known as the Order, dedicated to preserving lost knowledge and keeping artifacts of the Makers safe. Several decades past, the Watch set out on a systematic destruction of the Order, leaving them broken and scattered. Lured out of their refuge by tales of a newly uncovered artifact, they embark on a classic Hero's Journey narrative.
Things I liked about this book:
- Several clever...more
Have you ever thought that there was magic out in the world and that only some people can summon this power. Well this book The Dark City By Catherine Fisher brings to life a world just like that. If you are older than 13 and like Harry Potter than you will love this book.
This book is about many things but the main idea would be that the Order needs to become stronger again and defeat the Watch. The main characters, Raffi, and Galen are trying to get to Tasceron, which is the old home of the Or...more
First of all--the main twist of this book? I totally called it! At one point I was suspicious and shortly after that I became convinced and then my conviction paid off. I think it's essentially a function of having read so much of a certain genre--I'm not sure I would have caught it as a younger reader. And it certainly didn't spoil the book for me, as I had to wait to nearly the end to have my suspicion confirmed.
I've read Incarceron, Sapp...more
Relic Master is a fun and easy to read adventure story. The main characters are reminiscent of the Harry Potter series in the sense that the story follows a boy and his older mentor. Like the Harry Potter series this book is accessible to both boys and girls! Don’t be misled the similarities to the Harry Potter series do not go much further. The story is simple and easy to follow, but also very engaging. The cha...more
Galen Harn is one of the few Relic Masters still around. The masters are an order that has specialized in hunting down the ancient technologies that used to help society rung before some major event forced culture back to a medieval stat...more
The Story- Anara is a strange world where members of the "Order" are being hunted to the death by the "Watch". Once a grou...more
Fireseed storms, invisible islands, drowned forests in the middle of the ocean, and a beast-like tribe who lives above...more
Galen has lost his abilities as...more
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Welcome to Anara, a world mysteriously crumbling to devastation, where nothing is what it seems: Ancient relics emit technologically advanced powers, members of the old Order are hunted by the governing Watch yet revered by the people, and the great energy that connects all seems to also be destroying all. The only hope for the world lies in Galen, a man of the old Order and a Keeper of relics, and his sixteen-year-old appr...more
I have to admit that the cover fascinated me and is initially what drew my attention to this book. I am really, really glad that it did. This is one of those books that will be read once and then read again and again. I can't wait to get my hands on the next three books in the series. I'm hooked!
This is the first book in the Relicmaster series. The most exciting part is that there will only be a four month wait to...more
I had very high expectations for "Relic Master: The Dark City" and I can honestly say that they were met! I held these expectations because after reading the amazing "Incarceron" and "Sapphique" by Catherine Fisher, I realized that she had this really whimsical, kind of poetic writing style that I absolutely adore. When I picked up this book, I realized it could be very different, I've read books by au...more
From start to finish, I was enthralled by this book. It is just sort of thing I really wish I could have stumbled upon as a kid, but am still completely delighted to have discovered now.
I loved everything, especially the plotting, the pacing, and the world-building. The dilemmas that characters faced were intense, powerful, and believable. In terms of Galen, Raffi, and Carys, there was no way to keep from feeling for them as they struggled to overcome great ha...more
I find that with some fantasy genre books I have a hard time getting settled. The introduction of new words and new worlds along with new characters can be very overwhelming; I struggle with trying to force connections to "my world" when I should just sit-back and let it be. I had this difficulty with Fisher's Incarceron - I repeated the difficulty here with Relic Master. But I plugged on and I was rewarded. Now that I've reached the end of Book #1, I can whole-heartedly agre...more
The novel is categorized as young adult fantasy, although I’m actually not sure why it was designated YA. It could just as easily be shelved with adult f...more
I have heard so many good comments about Incarceron and Sapphique by the same author, so I was really interested in reading this book. I thought I would really like it, but I didn’t.
Welcome to Anara, a world mysteriously crumbling to devastation, where nothing is what it seems: Ancient relics emit technologically advanced powers, members of the old Order are hunted by the governing Watch yet revered by the people, and the great energy that connects all seems t...more
The books are set in the near-medieval world of Anara, which is filled with the ruins and artifacts of a highly technological...more
Galen and Raffi's quest to find the The Crow takes us on a wonderful journey through Anara, learning how this world works. While I tried to enjoy the adventure, I found myself fixated on the relic...more
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Catherine is an acclaimed poet and novelist, regularly lecturing and giving readings to groups o...more