Wednesday, May 20, 2020

RELICS: The Chronicles of Solomon Drake by Robert York.

The Blurb: 

RELICS - The Chronicles of Solomon Drake, is a Fantasy story set in modern day Detroit. It's about a young man named Solomon Drake who’s a Wizard and works in Blackmane's Magic and Potion Shop. He is the apprentice of Barnabas Blackmane, who is also Solomon’s adoptive father. His mother died in childbirth and his father's fate is a mystery. Solomon is part of a strange world that exist right along side ours. Creatures and beings of every description such as, Witches, Trolls, Elves, Dwarves and Demons move among us Normals beyond the notice of most everyone.

On a brisk Monday in December - after staying up most of the night looking after a pack of sick Werewolves - Solomon's world is turned upside down when a small Cob Elf is found in the back of Blackmane’s with a strange crystal in his possession, a crystal that contains the spirit of the powerful Wizard Merlin. What makes matters worse is an Albino along with his sexy twin leather clad Vampire accomplices enters the store hunting for the Elf and the crystal he carries, which they hope will lead them to the hidden resting place of King Arthur’s sword Excalibur. What happens next will lead Solomon on a quest that might just end up costing him his life.

The Story:

This book is about a 27 year old Solomon Drake, who works at Blackmane’s Magic and Potion Shop. The story starts with Solomon writing in his journal and the whole story is told through his point of view.

He explains how magic is all around us and that magical creatures hide themselves in plain sight and we don’t realize they live among us mortals.

He also talks about his job at the Magic store that sells strange and exotic items along with everything else connected to the magical world. 

The story continues by introducing his adoptive father and alludes to his mysterious father whom he has never met. Shortly after he has an encounter with a small Elf carrying a magic crystal and then is thrown into a conflict with deadly Vampire twins. There is also a wonderful romance beginning between Solomon and a Vampire, Adrianna Thorne. From cover to cover, this book is filled with magic, mystery, romance, mythology, drama, action, humor, and an epic storyline with creative narration. 

My Take: 

RELICS: The Chronicles of Solomon Drake is the debut novel and also the 1st book in the series written by Robert York. I have never read an Urban Fantasy novel with such a fun and creative storyline. 

I loved reading this book, from the very beginning the artistic descriptive writing grasped my attention and hooked me until I finished reading it.

The book itself is a lengthy read to complete in one go, but every time I put the book down, the story kept calling me back, wondering what would happen next.

I liked the way the author, Robert York has written this novel. It felt like I was reading an actual journal of a modern-day Wizard. The storyline is very creative and well penned. The uniqueness of the story and it’s a mix of characters is what makes it a must-read and I can't wait to read the second book of the series.

Overall a truly magical book with a twist of modern writing. So click here and read now RELICS: The Chronicles of Solomon Drake by Robert York.

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