Each of the four books in Catherine Fisher’s Relic Master series is a bestseller, and each has a minimum average review rating of 4/5 stars. Older tweens (ages 12+), younger tweens who read a bit above their grade level, teens and adults looking for a new SciFi/Fantasy/Dystopian series packed with mystery, magic, adventure and a touch of philosophical depth as well, will want to give this series a try.
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.
Even though Tasceron and its Emperor have fallen, there is a rumor that the heiress to the throne still lives. If so, her life is in grave danger, especially from the Watch. Galen and Raffi must race to find and protect her.
One Amazon Reviewer says:
THE LOST HEIRESS is the second book in Catherine Fisher’s Relic Master series, which is being released in four consecutive installments this summer. Book Two deepens the mysteries established in THE DARK CITY. As Galen and Raffi travel across the broken landscape, they come to the Unfinished Lands, a place where all creation is being undone into destruction and chaos. Hidden within these lands is Artelan’s Well, a place apart from the world where keepers go to gain wisdom or be healed. But it also harbors the Pits of Maar where the Margrave, a creature of pure evil, is rumored to hide.
As she did in INCARCERON, Catherine Fisher weaves an engrossing tale where technology has meshed with faith to create a powerful new mythology. Relic Master is a saga of torn beliefs and loyalties, where certainty has become a powerful weapon leveled against those who would doubt.
Galen and Raffi’s quest has brought them to the Pits of Maar. There, below the surface of the world, in the deepest darkness, a most evil thing is waiting for them to come.
One Amazon Reviewer says:
THE MARGRAVE is the startling conclusion to Catherine Fisher’s Relic Master series…Four volumes in the making, Fisher has a difficult task in bringing the Relic Master series to its conclusion…
What I will say is this: No matter what you guess about the conclusion, you will be both wrong and right. Fisher carefully balances her narrative between different facets of conflict. The solution to Anara’s problems requires the strength and compassion of all its inhabitants, mirroring many of the troubles we face in our world, and recognizing that even with our differences, any solution will require everyone to contribute and participate. As such, the conclusion to the series — and the answer Raffi eventually encounters in his Deep Journey — is a powerful and hopeful message that has potential to resonate far outside the pages of the book.