Kaylan’s life as she knew it is over. Again.
Hunted by the guards of Edriast and their ruthless captain, Kaylan is forced to flee into a world she’s never seen, armed with a power she never wanted. With her brother Elias by her side, she escapes to the distant city of Stynos, where rumour has it a possible ally is waiting… An ally who might help Kaylan control the violent magic that’s become her burden to bear.
But Kaylan can’t hide forever – not from the forces that surround her, or from the darkness inside herself. Rebel leader Bellamy seeks her help to destroy a regime; Captain Thorn pursues her with a vengeance; and as her power grows, her inner demons begin to seep through the cracks…
Kaylan may be strong, but is she strong enough to resist the Relic?
Riven is the engrossing second instalment in Bronwyn Eley’s dark YA fantasy series, The Relic Trilogy
Published August 3rd 2020
Original Title Riven (The Relic Trilogy, #2)ASINB08D85SHRL
Series The Relic Trilogy #2
I received an e-arc from Talem Press in exchange for an honest review
Riven starts off where Relic left off, with Kaylan on the run and looking for her brother and the leader of the rebellion Bellamy.
When Kaylan learns of the plan Bellamy has planned, she doesn’t like it much, but she also wants to protect her brother, but he refuses to leave Bellamy’s side.
When Kaylan hears a rumor that one of the lords has mastered a way to resist his relic, she is determined to learn the secret to rid herself of the pull to its power, and be able to seal the relic away forever.
Riven was an intense read, with Kaylan learning and fighting the pull of the relic she is now in possession of, she is also driven to protect her brother while on the run from Captain Thorne.
Seeing the world outside of Edriast and their way of life and customs compared to Stynos showed a glimpse of how each Lord ruled, and how the people were treated
Lord Rourke was added to the story, he has somehow mastered the pull from the relic that is in his possession. The bond between the two was a breath of fresh air in all the stress that Kaylan has been dealing with.
One of the most interesting things I found with Kaylan were her actions all her own or were some of her actions persuaded by the relic and the ghost of Lord Rennard. While watching her inner turmoil and her growing addiction to the power and her
I found this to be a good fast paced, high stakes adventure read, and I am looking forward to where Kaylan goes in the third book.