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The Dark City By Catherine Fisher The Dark City 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 governin

  • Title: The Dark City
  • Author: Catherine Fisher
  • ISBN: 9780803736733
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Dark City By Catherine Fisher 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 aWelcome 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 Watch a Video Book Details Format HardcoverPublication Date 5 17 2011Pages 384Reading Level Age 12 and Up
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    1. Crowinator on said:

      This book surprised me in a lot of ways, not all bad but not all good either For one thing, it s not really a new series Relic Master was published in the UK starting in 1998, and I can only assume it s being repackaged here because of the success of Incarceron and Sapphique It s some of Fisher s earlier work and it shows it lacks the depth and sophisticated writing of her later books However, the marketing behind its release is quite good four books published in four consecutive months, with v [...]

    2. Julie Smith (Knitting and Sundries) on said:

      This review first appeared on my blog knittingandsundries 20Galen Harn is a Keeper, otherwise known as a Relic Master He is part of the Order that is tasked with keeping the relics of the Makers safe Raffael Morel Raffi is his scholar, an apprentice of sorts, who left his family to train with Galen as a future Keeper The biggest problem The Order of the Keepers has been outlawed, with a reward of 2000 marks for anyone who captures a Keeper Most of the people in the villages live in poverty, but [...]

    3. Jenny on said:

      I have been craving some fantasy lately and I got just that with The Dark City This book is high fantasy with some sci fi elements mixed in what with the relics being advanced technological gadgets The story follows several characters there s Master Galen, Raffi, and Carys Galen is a Relic Master, one of the few that are still alive and is hunted by the Watch He s always a little cranky and demanding its but understandable since he s suffered a great loss Raffi is Galen s apprentice and they hav [...]

    4. Stella☢FAYZ☢ Chen on said:

      I needed from this book I kept on looking for it and even with my sister s constant OMG STELLA YOU HAVE TO READ IT I was disappointed by Fisher When introduced to a brand new fantasy world, description of the setting is key I find Fisher fell short on this and at no time did I feel like I was actually present in the world of Anara Sorry Ashley, I just didn t like this book and felt no guilt when I skipped a couple of the pages Well, frankly, I didn t really care if I missed some of the stuff be [...]

    5. Natalie on said:

      Mixed feelings.Those are my current thoughts on this book I have so many fixed feelings about this that I honestly didn t know what to rate it.Let s first look that what the summary on the back of the book says.The only hope for Anara, a world crumbling to devastation, lies in a master, his apprentice, and the mysteriously powerful and illegal ancient relics they collect A secret relic with great power has been hidden for centuries, and as Raffi and Galen search for it, they will be hunted, spie [...]

    6. April on said:

      Originally posted CSI Librarian 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 hardships [...]

    7. Roxanne Hsu Feldman on said:

      I found myself thoroughly engrossed in this tale of fantasy scifi blend Usually, I get annoyed by authors who mix magical elements in otherwise supposedly a science fiction world It always seems to be a cop out when something cannot be sufficiently explained with scientific theories or technical knowledge, we just throw in some magical powers and voila, the story can move on Fisher did something different here she created a world of magical elements with a few technological gadgets thrown in her [...]

    8. Anne on said:

      Anne Zemba Modern Fantasy Relic Master The Dark City is about a world called Anara That is where Galen, a master of the Order and his sixteen year old apprentice, Raffi live They are collecting ancient relics which are forbidden The relics are illegal The Watch is out to put a stop to any relic masters that are left The relics give power to the masters if they use them for good purposes Galen and Raffi are tricked into going on a quest They are betrayed, locked up and spied on The Dark City is f [...]

    9. Whitney on said:

      The Dark City takes place in fictional Anara, where strange, magical relics contain unimaginable power, and where the beings who made them have long gone, leaving the world to be destroyed by the non believers and skeptics Following Relic Master Galen and his apprentice Raffi, we learn about the world on the edge of destruction whose only hope lies on the shoulders of the old Order The problem is, members of the Order have been hunted to near extinction by the Watch, and Galen and Raffi are on t [...]

    10. Amy on said:

      This was an okay book It didn t grab my attention and I often found myself getting distracted easily while reading it It seemed to have events that drug the story out with no ultimate purpose I might find myself reading future books just to see if the rest of the series gets better, but I m in no rush to do so.

    11. Ivy M on said:

      As an effort to read outside of my comfort zone and with help from a friend I picked up this book from the library I found it very engaging The characters are very well described and the surrounding are so well described that I felt like I was really there Galen Harn is the keeper Relic Master of the lost relics Unfortunately, the Order of the Keepers has been disband and are now considered outlaws He has to stay under the radar and not let anyone know who he is even though most villagers alread [...]

    12. Cindy on said:

      This review may also be found on A Thousand Little Pages.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 and [...]

    13. Stacey O'Neale on said:

      This review was completed by Amanda Harbin, staff reviewer with the YA Fantasy Guide.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 characte [...]

    14. Lisa(Bookworm Lisa) on said:

      This book is great for all age groups It has advenure, danger, and magic Galen is a relic master He takes care of the left over magical technology that was left behind when the masters left his planet He communes with the planet and is able to handle the mystical objects He has an apprentice named Raffi, who is using the magic of communicating with the world in his master s place.They begin an adventure that will lead them to old relics, enemies in disguise, and new friends.I received my copy fr [...]

    15. Ash Davis on said:

      I was kind of disappointed by this book I read Incarceron and Sapphique which were both amazing so I had high expectations for this series I didn t feel that wowed by it I think the plot was interesting, but it wasn t a book that captivated my attention the way Fisher s other books did.

    16. Ashley Chen on said:

      A fabulous read It had a feel of a mix between the Seven Realms series, the Chaos Walking knife of never letting go series, and the House of Power series A must read I can t wait to read the sequels

    17. Gelo Salinio on said:

      A great adventure novel, I would really recommend this adventure novel to people even if it s a little old U.

    18. Melissa E. on said:

      Please note the spoiler cuts in this review are covering some major plot character details If you are the type of person that absolutely does NOT want to know what s coming until you read it for yourself, do not click them Oh, Catherine Fisher How I worship at this woman s writing altar She is so ridiculously creative that her books defy classification You can see that I tagged this one fantasy, science fiction, dystopiand it is a bit of each of those, without ever being completely any of them W [...]

    19. Janice (Janicu) on said:

      2.5 I d say very fast read but wish world building was further developed than it was Review from my book blog wordpress livejournal I was offered a copy of this book from the publisher at the same time they pitched a giveaway for the whole series on my blog I d never read Catherine Fisher before, but I had heard murmurings about Incarceron, and I remember a glowing review from the Book Smugglers Intrigued by the premise and this praise for the author, I said yes Although this book is out now, my [...]

    20. hpboy13 on said:

      There s nothing exactly wrong with The Dark City it s a bog standard high fantasy, with a fairly compelling world But something about Fisher s writing just fails to compel me I found my mind wandering, or my eyes skating over the page without taking in any meaning.Perhaps my biggest problem is the POV Both main characters, Raffi and Carys, have a big secret from each other Most of the dramatic tension comes from them not knowing each other s secret But the reader is privy to both secrets, and it [...]

    21. Jacob Tibbs on said:

      I think this book, to me, was very exciting I think this book was very exciting because I loved how people are getting chased by bad guys and how they have to fight and use magical items to defend themselves against dark forces I also think that this book is amazing because it tells of godlike beings and people who can use magic This book tells the reader of adventures and the people who go on the adventures The book tells the reader also about a boy who must handle his crazy teacher, while they [...]

    22. Megan on said:

      This book was a complete let down for me I read nearly half of the book before the plot began to come together for me Unfortunately, at that point I really didn t care because I had no emotional connection to any of the characters I got such a vivid mental image of the setting for this world and the mystical beings mentioned, but the characters that actually mattered seem to get loss in the imagery Completely two dimensional.The conflict throughout the story was underwhelming The ending felt rus [...]

    23. Christopher Li on said:

      The book The Dark City, written by Catherine Fisher, is packed with suspense and thrills Galen Harn, a keeper for the Order, and Raffi, Galen s apprentice and hiding from the Watch in the woods, surviving only from a bag of food and some special relics They wander into a wild horseman, who tells them that their town has found a relic The two check out the town, only to find Alberic, a deceitful person, trying to steal a dangerous blue box from Galen and Raffi He succeeds in doing so and promises [...]

    24. Sarah on said:

      I have to say, I didn t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did It was a slow start for me, but it picked up as it went along I didn t love all of the characters in fact, several of them got on my nerves , but I was able to enjoy their adventures and connect to them even if I didn t quite love them The last few chapters definitely surprised me, and I m really looking forward to reading the next book

    25. Dalton Powell on said:

      An amazing start to this series I would highly recommend that others should read this if they are into this kind of stuff It keeps you on the edge of your seat in certain parts, but all round just a really good book by Catherine Fisher.

    26. Tracy on said:

      It s a Middle school book so it wasn t too exciting I ll read the series because I think it could get better and I want to know what happens.

    27. Isabella Black on said:

      I love this authors imagination, and the depth of the story and the symbols she used Her gods and Sekoi are my favourite parts.

    28. Bookista on said:

      The plotting and world here are interesting but this book ended up being pretty mediocre Pretty good, but not great Needs better character development.

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