It is a devastated world where nothing is what it seems: Ancient relics possess 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 lies in Galen, a man of the old Order and a Keeper of relics, and his 16-year-old apprentice, Raffi. They know of a relic with great power that has been hidden for centuries. As they search for it, they will be hunted, spied on, and 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.
“A gritty and enjoyable tale of adventure, poised on the dividing line between science fiction and fantasy . . . Should easily please Fisher's fans, as well as those hungry for dystopian reading material.”—Publishers Weekly, on The Dark City
About the Author
Catherine Fisher (www.incarceronbook.com), acclaimed poet and novelist, was born in Newport, Wales. She graduated from the University of Wales with a degree in English and a fascination for myth and history. She has worked in education and archaeology, and as a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Glamorgan. She is a Fellow of the Welsh Academy. We will publish her next stand-alone novel, CROWN OF ACORNS, in Summer 2013.
“A gritty and enjoyable tale of adventure, poised on the dividing line between science fiction and fantasy. . . . Should easily please Fisher’s fans, as well as those hungry for dystopian reading material.”—Publishers Weekly on The Dark City
"A great read."--School Library Journal on The Dark City
"Fisher builds a believable dystopian world skillfully populated with creatures both familiar and bizarre . . . immediately engaging."--Booklist on The Dark City
"Separate plot threads intertwine in a satisfying climax."--Kirkus Reviews on The Lost Heiress