The truth will test you...
For fans of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games: high fantasy and dystopia meet in this high-stakes tale of a civilization built on lies and the girl who single-handedly brings it down.
Reading - Heather Terrell
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:00pm
Please join Green Apple Books for the release party on Wednesday, November 6th at 7:00pm for Heather Terrell and her new young adult novel Relic.
There has been a ton of great dystopian fiction in the last couple of years, but RELIC is different: it’s a dystopian that reads like high fantasy. The citizens of the Aerie are the last remaining humans on Earth, after a catastrophic flood destroyed most of the world. They choose to reorganize as a medieval society, believing that technology is what brought humanity to ruin.
On their frigid island of New North, there is an order to things: Gallants train for The Testing, Maidens train to run households. Eva and Eamon, scions of a powerful Triad family, are no different. When Eamon dies mysteriously just months before he is slated to Test, Eva scandalously volunteers to take his place. But there are threats in The Testing beyond what she could have prepared for. And no one could have imagined the danger Eva unleashes when she discovers a Relic that shakes the Aerie to its core.
This innovative genre-bender is more than just a thrilling read; it also explores history’s shifting narrative: the discrepancies revealed between initial accounts and how events are later understood—and there are always discrepancies. RELIC is ultimately a warning against leaving “the official story” unexamined.
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Published: Soho Teen - October 29th, 2013