The second book in the epic Evermen Saga.
With the fate of their homeland still in jeopardy, siblings Ella and Miro must face the Primate's evil as he discovers a new technique: a way to extract essence from human blood.
The Primate has been temporarily defeated, but his home was once inhabited by the Evermen, and their ancient secrets still remain there. As the mysterious Evrin sets out to destroy everything he can, the Primate stumbles upon an ancient book that tells of a hidden relic with unfathomable power - and he will stop at nothing to find it.
Realizing the solution to defeating the Primate and saving the Empire is tied to the hidden relic, Ella, Miro, Killian, and the desert prince Ilathor must race to reach the relic before the Primate...or suffer disastrous consequences.
©2014 James Maxwell (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
As the title states, Hidden Relic is a great sequel to Enchantress. I think I actually preferred this a little more. This might be due to the fact that the slowness of the first book isn't as present now we know the characters and the world has been explained.
Hidden Relic shows you a whole new area of the world Maxwell has created and a brand new people to go with it. I found this book a heck of a lot less predictable than its predecessor and, for that, I found myself finding more hours of the day to put into it.
Simon Vance does a good job of narrating again in this book; his voice seeming to fit the story and characters perfectly. His emotional range is fantastic, hitting excitement, pain, sorrow and grief almost flawlessly.
Ella and Miro's tales continue off in their own direction and you genuinely get a feel for how big the world in which the story is set is.
good. some audio issues. be the rest red are some word two one two one
Good story, there were a few to many time powerful female characters turned into valid little girls at the prospect of getting kisses. Over all good book
i enjoyed this book very much. it had a great story, an amazing narrator and im super excited to read book 3!
A creative story with interesting characters. it was good enough that I want to continue with the series.
Vivid description of another world in another time. the characters come alive throughout the story. can't wait to read the next book!!
"Wars and battles with magic. okay book"
I found this more entertaining than the first book. I did enjoy it especially like to listen to books and did find I had to pay attention so I would rewind frequently if I was doing to many things while listening. I would recommend
"Sneaky, sneaky, Mr. Maxwell!"
I don't normally review more than one book in a series. No one needs more than one dose of my opinion on anything. However, I feel compelled to put my two cents in on this series one more time.
My review of the first book had lower scores than this one. But Maxwell has really ramped up his game by the second book, and no sooner did I finish this one than I turned around and bought the third one. I can't NOT listen/read this series now. I didn't get hooked at first, but now I am. And this book contained quite a surprise for me.
Whether intentional or not, what this author has done is to pen a history of OUR current events set into a fantasy world. When you see the parallels between his world and the real world, you can see the entire plot line winding out ahead of you. It makes for uncomfortable listening at times, and there have been several moments when I had to shut it off for a little while to recover from the suspense before I continued on. This isn't light and breezy and he tackles some extremely difficult scenarios with a deft hand.
It would be difficult to actually describe the series without getting a bit too wordy. But I will say that I am highly interested in seeing what happens in the last book, as I desperately want to find out what Mr. Maxwell thinks will happen to us. He's written our story, whether he likes it or not! And if it was intentional, it was rather sneaky of him to spring it on us like this. Well done.
"will be listening to the next one straight away."
loved it. already downloading the next book to start listening as soon as possible. yay.
"Another Everman success"
I totally have totally enjoyed this adventure saga. Ready for book three and those that follow.
I was ready for it to be over at the end. It seemed like half of the book was recapping previous events.
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