The Hidden Relic (Evermen Saga, #2)
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.

The Hidden Relic (Evermen Saga, #2) Details

TitleThe Hidden Relic (Evermen Saga, #2)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 29th, 2014
Publisher47North
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Magic

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The Hidden Relic (Evermen Saga, #2) Review

  • Sally
    January 1, 1970
    There is a surfeit of the adjective 'beautiful' in this book. "She's beautiful", "it's beautiful", "Never let me forget how beautiful you are." Everything is just so bloody beautiful. If you're going to write a 600 page, 4 book long cycle of fantasy novels designed to give Tolkein a run for his money then you really, really need to find a synonym for 'beautiful'. Hop on the thesaurus application Maxwell, it won't do you any harm.
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  • Martyn F
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the first part of the series, with the new world, the adventures and the introduction of the characters.This second part is not so good however. It's about fighting and battles and fighting and battles. Less adventurous, existing characters stay pretty much flat characters, the new characters are no better.Definitely not the sequel I hoped for.
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  • nat
    January 1, 1970
    this was all kinds of EPIC! so much non-stop battle scenes, and finally we found out more about The Evermen and it was so gooood!
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    This series has quite a more human and real world feel to it which is a nice change from other fantasy epics that involve magic in which something miraculous saves the day. In this series, it's nice to have the people save themselves and the way the author has expressed all aspects of the war is brilliant. One thing I would like to see explored further is the application of all the lore combined, but I'll hope that's something tabled for the next book (especially considering the end of this one! This series has quite a more human and real world feel to it which is a nice change from other fantasy epics that involve magic in which something miraculous saves the day. In this series, it's nice to have the people save themselves and the way the author has expressed all aspects of the war is brilliant. One thing I would like to see explored further is the application of all the lore combined, but I'll hope that's something tabled for the next book (especially considering the end of this one!). The absence of tension and angst between Killian/Ella/Ilathor was much appreciated as well. That was a bomb that was gracefully avoided! An aspect that only seems obvious to me now I've had time to reflect is that in this book the characters didn't seem to face as many challenges. I'm not sure how I feel about that, to be honest, except that Ella seemed to have no problem in destroying two major facilities almost singlehandedly which seems a little far fetched. A little more time spent on that part of the story would have only strengthened it.One last thing someone may be able to help me with: I'm not sure whether it was the ebook I bought from iTunes or not, but there seemed to be quite a few mistakes that an editor should pick up. It was a little distracting.
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  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! This book was even better than the first. Again, I would say it is comparable to the Confessor Series as well as the Lord of the Rings. Many tribes of people with different lores fight a world war all the while unknowingly setting in motion a course of events that could mean their own destruction as their Gods themselves may return to judge them. Will Ella and Miro, brother and sister, be able to lead all the people to unite against the Primate's evil as he delves into a method to extract e Wow! This book was even better than the first. Again, I would say it is comparable to the Confessor Series as well as the Lord of the Rings. Many tribes of people with different lores fight a world war all the while unknowingly setting in motion a course of events that could mean their own destruction as their Gods themselves may return to judge them. Will Ella and Miro, brother and sister, be able to lead all the people to unite against the Primate's evil as he delves into a method to extract essence which involves the death of any person who commits even the smallest infraction of the law: not having enough coin to buy a loaf of bread? Will the different tribes ever understand each other or learn to live in peace? If you loved the epic battles in the last book, get ready for that and more as you lose yourself in this world conceived by Maxwell.
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  • Evan
    January 1, 1970
    In this book, I feel like the author was afraid to let anything bad happen. If the protagonists needed something, it magically appeared. Don't worry one of our characters is transported across the continent in a few pages to fix your problem. Maybe I just missed this in the first book, but it got extremely aggravating when I noticed it half way through the sequel. All the way up to the end of the book, everything just comes together in the most random series of events. Something akin to if I wen In this book, I feel like the author was afraid to let anything bad happen. If the protagonists needed something, it magically appeared. Don't worry one of our characters is transported across the continent in a few pages to fix your problem. Maybe I just missed this in the first book, but it got extremely aggravating when I noticed it half way through the sequel. All the way up to the end of the book, everything just comes together in the most random series of events. Something akin to if I went broke tomorrow I may start pooping gold the day after that. That may have been what happened with the essence in the prison camp.
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  • Sharon Hughson
    January 1, 1970
    This second book gets 3.7 out of 5 stars. I wanted to find out what happened to all the characters, and this book delivers. I didn't feel as emotionally invested in this tale but I'm not sure of the reason. I was turning pages and wanted to get find out what happened next - I just wasn't gasping, crying or laughing.Again, Maxwell takes us into the minds of six or more characters. People are united and then torn apart again. My biggest disappointment is that Killian didn't find out his true ident This second book gets 3.7 out of 5 stars. I wanted to find out what happened to all the characters, and this book delivers. I didn't feel as emotionally invested in this tale but I'm not sure of the reason. I was turning pages and wanted to get find out what happened next - I just wasn't gasping, crying or laughing.Again, Maxwell takes us into the minds of six or more characters. People are united and then torn apart again. My biggest disappointment is that Killian didn't find out his true identity - but the readers did at the end of the story. This book wrapped up quite nicely - without it being a happily ever after.Then there was an Epilogue.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved this book, the second in the Everman Saga.It is well written with lots of in depth characters and is a real page turner.I was transported to a world that I did not want to leave when the book finished.This is certainly a tale of epic proportions and I look forward to reading book 3.
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  • Robert Jr.
    January 1, 1970
    The Hidden Relic was even a greater read then the first book in the series. James Maxwell tells a tale of magic, and war that keeps you turning pages and staying up late at night to finish just another page.
  • Anita
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting plot line but there are far to many 'oh no one of the main characters it about to die, oh it's ok someone's saved them' scenarios that I stopped worrying about them.
  • Audrey
    January 1, 1970
    Well this story certainly ends with the reader believing that things are about to get so much more worse for the main characters and the world they live in.Plenty of action, gore and gruesome bits in this tale. There are some lovely things also along the way, so it's not all worrisome.I do feel though that the story could have been tighter and that it probably may benefit from being somewhat shorter. Some things that happens had me scratching my head, yet, on the whole it is certainly a very ent Well this story certainly ends with the reader believing that things are about to get so much more worse for the main characters and the world they live in.Plenty of action, gore and gruesome bits in this tale. There are some lovely things also along the way, so it's not all worrisome.I do feel though that the story could have been tighter and that it probably may benefit from being somewhat shorter. Some things that happens had me scratching my head, yet, on the whole it is certainly a very entertaining read for those of us who like fantasy type worlds.Oh yeah ... we finally start discovering who and what the 'Evermen' are ... they are not such nice beings after all ... not good 'gods' to worship.
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  • Deb
    January 1, 1970
    I haven’t read much fantasy for a while and was not sure how I would go with this series. I read the first book ‘Enchantress’ and although I found it a bit hard to get into, I ended up really enjoying it. On the whole it is an engaging story although it isn’t brilliantly written and at times the characters are a bit cliched - probably why I don’t read fantasy all the much. The story line is pretty original, though, and it is this that keeps you reading; the fact that I’ve actually started on the I haven’t read much fantasy for a while and was not sure how I would go with this series. I read the first book ‘Enchantress’ and although I found it a bit hard to get into, I ended up really enjoying it. On the whole it is an engaging story although it isn’t brilliantly written and at times the characters are a bit cliched - probably why I don’t read fantasy all the much. The story line is pretty original, though, and it is this that keeps you reading; the fact that I’ve actually started on the 3rd book says a lot.
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  • Matthew
    January 1, 1970
    I highly enjoyed this very formulaic "safe" fantasy novel. The characters are well fleshed out and the magic system is very intriguing, although I find the constant overuse of deus ex machina to be quite exasperating.Overall I found the overarching plot to be quite predictable, but the journey there far less so as Maxwell throws his characters through the meat grinder repeatedly.If you're in the mood for "just another good fantasy book" then I'd recommend this one, but don't expect anything out I highly enjoyed this very formulaic "safe" fantasy novel. The characters are well fleshed out and the magic system is very intriguing, although I find the constant overuse of deus ex machina to be quite exasperating.Overall I found the overarching plot to be quite predictable, but the journey there far less so as Maxwell throws his characters through the meat grinder repeatedly.If you're in the mood for "just another good fantasy book" then I'd recommend this one, but don't expect anything out of this world.
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  • Kathryn West
    January 1, 1970
    SO I read book 1 and immediately had to continue the tale of Ella and Miro. The conflict is escalating, the stakes have never been higher and things are not going well for those in opposition to the plans to abolish the houses. James unfolds the various storylines with skill and they build towards a stunning finale where everything everyone thought they knew about the Everymen, is shattered.........
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    After a slow start with Enchantress, I am now fully invested in the characters and I powered through this book I could not put it down! I was worried that after all the excitement at the end of the previous book this would be a bust. I am so glad I was proved wrong. I couldn't wait to finish work and come home and pick this up again, I had no idea where the plot was heading but it worked so well. Already started book three!!!
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  • Jill Urbanek Gauger
    January 1, 1970
    Love and sacrifice Ella, Miro, Amber, Killian, Ilathor, Bartolo know all to well about love and sacrifice. They all have something to lose if the Primate has his way. Together they will face some horrible things and the consequences if they lose will have be devastating. Alone and together they fight for freedom for everyone. A fast paced and exciting story.
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  • Denice Darland
    January 1, 1970
    Good tale of dystopiaAgain a good yarn is ruined with soft, seldom used sexuality. Making a good book and tale pornographic, soft though it may be. Why do authors succumb to this tactic? It only detracts, never enhances. I'd like to read the 3rd book but not sure if I will. If I wanted porn, I'd go to that.
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  • Eric
    January 1, 1970
    The continuation of the Evermen saga was enjoyable in many ways. The overarching progress of the story was nice.On the other hand, some of the specifics didn't really work for me. Too pat, too many coincidences, too many people in positions of great responsibility doing stupid things w/out real consequences.
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    I marked this as read - didn't review it or rate it. 2015 Megan what were you doing?!I do remember finding these books (I'm still halfway through book #3) a big ask to read - not bad but complex and to be honest not sure I was looking for that sort of read. Still not sure now.
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  • Annette Graham
    January 1, 1970
    Continuing as it should!!Goodness over evil is always a great read!Good people should always find a way to overcome even the worst evils!Another book should always ring this path!
  • Jenniffer Larkin
    January 1, 1970
    addiction at its finestI can't stop reading and listening. such wonderful storytelling with so many colorful characters. I love Ella and Killien they have been my favorite. I can't wait to see what happens next
  • Drew
    January 1, 1970
    This story does hook you in, even though you know there's going to be a quest. There's always a quest with fantasy novels. As with the first one, derivative of the other more notable ones in the genre but enjoyable.
  • Dave T
    January 1, 1970
    Non-stop action. This book was much different than the first. There was no long back story to be told but only the continuation of the action and suspense that ended the prior book.
  • Charlsye
    January 1, 1970
    I really wanted this to be better, I loved the idea of it and where it was going but I just kind of got bored with the characters which is sad because I would like to know how it ends, the story has got a lot of potential and the first book was really good.
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  • Ariel Adrian
    January 1, 1970
    Looking forward to more!I liked this book even more than the first. I really enjoyed "watching" Ella and Miro grow in strength and determination as well as in forging relationships with other characters. I'm looking forward to #3.
  • Kimberly D.
    January 1, 1970
    Being Right and Still WrongSo ignorance is bliss as they say. Yet when would any parent NOT teach their child of a danger because it might hurt them? Ignorance is not bliss it is a disease that only knowledge can cure!
  • Sheila Renn
    January 1, 1970
    The evermen sagaHave just finished the second book in this series and have really enjoyed them both. Very involved, but exciting enough to keep you page turning. Can't wait to read more.
  • Karletta Abianac
    January 1, 1970
    A great bookI really like this book. I had to skip the battles as thats not really my taste, but loved the rest.Loved the ending and epilogue and will be buying the rest of the series.
  • Keshnee
    January 1, 1970
    I was a bit bored reading this, I didn't feel any connection to the characters, the story dragged and it was nothing special. I am not sure I want to finish this series but I have already purchased the rest of the series. *sigh* Maybe it gets better!
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  • Kaitlyn Keigharn
    January 1, 1970
    Of gods and menThis is a great continuation of the everman saga. The story is filled with drama, romance, and action. The plot gets a little jumbled at the end but otherwise a very compelling story.
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