Rising by Bronwyn Eley |Review

Title: Rising
Author: Bronwyn Eley
Publisher Info / Release: Talem Press | May 13, 2021
Source: ARC
Rating:  4.5/5 *’s

Time is running out.

With two Relics now in her possession, Kaylan must claim the final three before rebel leader Bellamy De Winter does. Then she must find a way to destroy the stones, once and for all.

But the magic is different now… and so is Kaylan.

After losing so much, she has forged a new bond with the Relic. It is more than mere magic, more than just a stone. Kaylan sees the dead Lord of Edriast, the man she killed to save herself, standing by her side.

The Relic is the only one who understands her now. But every word it whispers in her ear could be a lie. Every chance she gives it could be her final error.

As Kaylan pits her power against the men who seek to take it from her, she finds herself – and those she cares for – in more danger than ever before. And through it all, the Relic claims to be her ally… But as the perils of magic become clearer, Kaylan begins to wonder: will trusting the Relic lead to victory – or to death?

Rising is the gripping final volume in Bronwyn Eley’s dark YA fantasy series, The Relic Trilogy.

Thank you to Talem Press for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Here we are, at the final book in the Relic Trilogy by Bronwyn Eley and it’s so hard to believe that we’re at the end. This series has been one of forging new friendships and nurturing the ones already had, sailing adventures and one of self discovery. It’s dark in a way that has you thinking about more than meets the eye regardless of the situation and tells a beautiful story.

Right off the bat, we’re thrown into some action and it sets a quick pace for everything that is going to happen. As the pages fly by, Bronwyn really showcases the conflicts that Kaylan faces and how things are more shades of gray rather than just black and white, wrong versus right. And with those difficult decisions, you really feel like you’re in her mind – feeling her emotions and the loneliness that the Relics inflict.

Be prepared for plot twists! There were many times that had my jaw on the floor and plenty of moments that made my heart break. This was a great conclusion to the series and I highly recommend picking it up. And if you are reading this before having read the others, you definitely should get them! I wasn’t able to put this book down, only enough time to get some sleep, before I had to find out what would happen.

The ending took me completely by surprise and went in a direction that I never saw coming. Bronwyn’s debut series is a truly unique one that I think everyone who loves fantasy should read. The storyline is unique and the characters are ones that will stay with you forever.

Publisher Information and purchase link:

Amazon Linkhttps://talempress.com/rising-bl-amzn 

Goodreads Linkhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57483322-rising 

-For Australia & New Zealand, you can purchase a copy directly from Talem Press!

Until next time!

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