Book Reviews, YA book reviews

Rising (Relic #3) by Bronwyn Eley – ARC Review


My Rating ~ Five Stars

RELEASE DATE:  13 May 2021

Format: E-ARC

Pages: 468

Publisher: Talem Press

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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?



Thank you so much to Talem Press for sending me a copy of RISING, in exchange for an honest review!

***Rising is book 3 in the series, so my review will contain spoilers for book 1, Relic and book 2, Riven!***

I have loved the first two books in this series so much and this was an explosive conclusion!

After managing to merge two of the relics in the last book, Kaylan is on the hunt for the remaining three, in order to be able to destroy them and remove Magic from the world altogether. Some of her friends are by her side to help, but the Relic, taking the form of Lord Rennard, is there too. No-one but Kaylan can see him, and she’s not sure whether to believe his claims he’s here to help her.

Rising was full of intense action and intense emotions. After seeing these characters through two books it wasn’t easy watching them face this final battle. Smooth talking Rennard and the constant threat that Kaylan could lose herself to the magic, made for a read I didn’t want to put down.

Reviewing the third book is a little difficult, since if you’ve made it this far in the series, you already know you need to read the rest and I don’t want to give too much away about the conclusion!

I will say, if you’ve read the first two books, Relic and Riven, you NEED to get your hands on this one and if you haven’t started this series, put it on your TBR immediately!


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