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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 apprentice, Raffi. They know of a secret relic with great power that has been hidden for centuries. As they search for it, they will be tested beyond their limits. For there are monsters-some human, some not-that also want the relic's power and will stop at nothing to get it.
The Dark City, the first book in the Relic Master series, was actually a surprising read! I didn't think I would enjoy as much as I did!
If you read the Relic Master series, you enter the crumbling world of Anara. I loved the idea of this world that is crumbling down, but you have little artifacts to find to save the world. It would be an amazing movie!
Catherine Fisher also wrote another series, the Incarceron series (Incarceron and Sapphique), which the first book is being made into a movie. I personally think that this is a much better series. You get to follow along into new places of the world and be on the journey with the characters.
Catherine Fisher's writing style always blows me away. She describes the action so perfectly in her stories. She also creates worlds that are always fun to explore. Catherine Fisher is a gifted writer.
This wasn't an amazing read, but still a great read!
Relic Master: The Dark City is perfect for anyone who enjoys action, artifacts, and worlds to travel with the characters.
The Dark City:
Published: May 17, 2011 (originally published August 6, 1998)
Format: US Hardcover
Average Rating: 3.73 stars
Page Count: 384 pages
Sequel: The Lost Heiress
Rating: 4/5 stars