There’s an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers’ bones, this network traffics in remains of gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantastic creatures.
When her fiancé Vince goes missing Angela Gough, an American criminology student, discovers that he was a part of this secretive trade. It's a big-money business—shadowy, brutal, and sometimes fatal. As the trail leads her deeper into London's dark side, she crosses paths with a crime lord whose life is dedicated to collecting such relics.
Then Angela discovers that some of these objects aren't as ancient as they seem. Some of them are fresh.
Gripping supernatural terror launching a new trilogy by the acclaimed author of Coldbrook (“distinct, unique, and absorbing”), The Silence (“truly addictive”), and the Alien-Predator “Rage War.
“Tim Lebbon’s RELICS opens a darkly beautiful glimpse into another world, one lurking in the shadows, hovering at the corner of the eye. If Anne Rice and Clive Barker had written a story together, it might have looked something like this novel: richly imagined, fantastical, yet grounded in the grit and reality of modern-day London. I look forward to the wonders and terrors yet to come.”JAMES ROLLINS, New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Labyrinth
“A magical, perilous drama full of characters who live and breathe, darkness you can feel...”Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Ararat
"Tim Lebbon is an immense talent."Joe R. Lansdale, creator of Hap and Leonard
About the Author
Tim Lebbon is the New York Times bestselling author of the movie novelizations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker, a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
TITLE: Relics AUTHOR: Tim Lebbon GENRE: Urban Fantasy/Horror PAGES: 287 I was in the mood for something different, and happened upon Tim Lebbon’s Relics. I’ve read his work before and I can say I am somewhat of a fan of his work. After reading the teaser, I decided to jump in. This book needs to come with a warning label: CAUTION: DO NOT START IF YOU HAVE OTHER THINGS PLANNED! I was grabbed by the throat from the first word and was not let go until the last. Set in contemporary London, England, Relics takes what you know about our world, and adds a twist…mythological creatures are real, and there is an underground that deals in relics of these dead creatures. Vince, the hero, has a knack for finding these relics. He works for a gangster who collects the relics, but it is a chance encounter with a nymph puts him on a collision course with a rival gang boss, an angry satyr, and creatures that on one side want to remain hidden, and on the other want to rise and take over. This book is a white knuckle thrill ride that will keep you guessing if the good guys will prevail, if mythological creatures are indeed real, and where you can meet a nymph. Yes, I said it, where you can meet a nymph! There are two more books in this series and you can be sure I will lay hands on those as well! 5+ bookmarks out of 5!
I picked up this book knowing that there will be twist and an unexpected ending to it. It seems to be Tim Lebbon thing, but it works. the book had me hooked from beginning to end, mostly towards the end I couldn't put the book down. I loved it, loved that the paranormal was included. First book I read that included them in this way. I will not lie though Angela was not likeable at times, it was like she was strong and heroic then she went to naive and reluctant. But I guess it works for her, I loved Vince and would have loved to see more from him but what I did read I enjoyed. Loved the book will definitely recommend