In the city of Edriast, there is no deadlier duty than to serve as the Shadow.
As the personal servant of the powerful Lord Rennard, the Shadow's life is all but forfeit. Rennard possesses one of five rare and dangerous Relics - a jewel that protects his bloodline, but slowly poisons everyone else in its proximity. When the current Shadow succumbs to its magic, nineteen-year-old blacksmith Kaylan is summoned to take his place.
It's an appointment that will kill her.
As the time Kaylan has left ebbs away, hope begins to fade... That is, until she discovers a plot to destroy all five bloodlines in possession of the Relics.
A rebel force plans to put an end to Rennard's rule and Kaylan suddenly finds herself embroiled in a cause that might just be worth fighting for. But no cause is without its costs...
As her life hangs in the balance and rebellion bears down on Edriast, Kaylan must decide where her loyalties lie - and how she'll leave her mark on the world.
Relic is the absorbing first novel in The Relic Trilogy, a thrillingly dark YA fantasy series.
About the Author
Bronwyn has been writing her whole life but it was only in the last few years that it occurred to her that she could do it for a living! She spends a lot of her time reading and reviewing books for work and her own blog. Fantasy is her favourite genre but she is up for anything! Some of her favourite authors include Jay Kristoff, Leigh Bardugo, Maria V Snyder and JM Barrie.
Before finding her home in the book industry and as an author, Bronwyn spent some time in the military, studied Linguistics at university and travelled a lot. She is obsessed with all things medieval, music, fitness and her dog Ruby.
Relic is her debut fantasy YA novel - the first book in The Relic Trilogy - published by Australian indie publishing house Talem Press.