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The Dark City: Relic Master, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Thrilling debut to fantasy series is low on violence.

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This is definitely more than fluffy filler with a cliffhanger. In an intriguing marketing idea that's intended to hook teen readers, this book is the first in a series that will be released over a very short period of time -- one book per month over the summer of 2011. Happily, the book is worthy of readers' attention with or without the special "hook." THE DARK CITY offers solid fantasy storytelling, keeping up a quick pace while meticulously revealing the magical world of Anara, one mysterious piece at a time. The author's thoughtful characters are also a big draw. Both sensitive Raffi and Carys, the questioning spy, make the series well worth following.

Book Details

  • Author: Catherine Fisher
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • Publication date: May 17, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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