Anara, the world of New York Times bestselling author Catherine Fisher's forthcoming book series Relic Master, is mysteriously crumbling toward devastation. And 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 everything seems to also be destroying everything.
The only hope to save Anara is Galen, a man of the old Order and a Keeper of relics, and his 16-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 hunted, spied on, and tested beyond their limits by monsters that are also looking to harness the relic's power—and will stop at nothing to get it.
And every epic quest needs an epic map. Each of the four books of the Relic Master series will include one piece of Anara's map on the reverse of the jacket. Collect all four books and the world of Anara will be yours.
Start now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with "Penguin Relic Master Giveaway" as the subject line to be entered to win one of 5 advance copies of the first Relic Master book, The Dark City.
Relic Master, the new series from Catherine Fisher, the New York Times bestselling author of Incarceron and Sapphique, is coming out this summer in four gripping installments:
May: The Dark City
June: The Lost Heiress
July: The Hidden Coronet
August: The Margrave
Enter to win your advance copy of the first book today!*
Here's what people are saying about Catherine Fisher's other series, Incarceron and Sapphique:
"One of the best fantasy novels written for a long time."
-The Times, London
"Catherine Fisher [is] one of today's best fantasy writers."
"…a thriller of the highest order; Fisher could give the show 24 a run for its money with her twists and messed up characters. I read one chapter and putting it down took a serious act of will."
-Junot Diaz quoted in the Wall Street Journal
"…nothing, including the final scene, is as it seems in this eerie, elegant fantasy… Intricately plotted and richly imagined, this novel holds the attention as inexorably as Incarceron holds its prisoners. The surprise ending will leave readers clamoring for the sequel coming in December."
-The Washington Post
"In Incarceron and its sequel, Sapphique, Catherine Fisher shows herself to be … an expert world-creator."
-Los Angeles Times
"Fisher has constructed a demanding original world and peopled it with characters who challenge our likes and dislikes. If you enjoyed the movie Inception, you'll like this as well."
"Catherine blends old-school fantasy detail with dystopian futuristic vision-the best of two genres, if you ask me."
*Standard contest rules apply. Only open to US residents. Readers may also enter by sending their answer to the survey and their contact information to Gawker Media, Attn: Penguin Relic Master Giveaway, 210 Elizabeth Street, Fourth Floor, New York NY 10012. The contest begins on February 1, 2011 at 11:59am EST and ends on March 1, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.