Most of Thulu and La Fi's clients are dead. Which is perfect since their detective agency caters to the supernatural. So, a job finding relics for an ancient daemon is simple.
The daemon needs the relics to keep a dangerous portal closed. His enemy, Gabriel, wants the relics to open the portal and give his people access to a new feeding ground - Earth.
Hoping to create chaos, Gabriel opens portals to other worlds and the creatures of magic return to Earth, stunning humanity with their existence.
When Gabriel threatens their family, Thulu and La Fi's job becomes personal. They'll need powerful allies in the race to find the relics before Gabriel does. But maybe that's what grateful dead, magical allies and daemonic clients are for.
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It is often difficult for me to begin a new series. For a series to be successful, the characters have to be strong and emotionally attractive. When Relics, by Maer Wilson, arrived, I was so entertained by the cover and back story, that I was anxious to begin. I am ecstatic to report that I was not disappointed. Relics is skillfully written. Each and every one of the characters has captivated me for the long haul. Although the story itself is easily stand alone quality, the diversity and quality of the characters have me looking forward to the next set of adventures from the Thulukan Chronicles. Filled with action, adventure, love and humor, I highly recommend Relics to everyone who reads this review.
I loved this story from page one. I challenge you to read the first page of Relics and not be sucked into this novel. That is exactly what happened to me. The author has created a unique and creative story filled with plot twists and mystery, characters that you love, but you know you really shouldn’t, and others that are endearing and make you wish you could invite them over for dinner. The author gives quite a bit of backstory and history between the two main characters, Thulu and LaFi (I love these names by the way.) Their history together really gives you an in-depth look into their relationship, and their very supportive family, the Thulukan clan. Thulu has the special ability to “find” things and LaFi sees and speaks to dead people. This is the perfect combination for owning and operating their own detective agency for their peculiar clients. When they are approached by a new client to help find a missing locket and then suddenly a handful of ghosts show up in their office all looking for the same murderer, the story seems to be a clear case of a who dunnit. Except… then the action takes an unusual twist which keeps the reader turning pages to find out what is really going on. Enter the magical beings and an interesting new take on Angels vs. Daemons, portals to other dimensions, and ancient relics needed to save the earth from a horrible destiny. Yes, all this really is packed into one fantastic novel. This book is unlike any other that I have read before — which isn’t a bad thing. Ms. Wilson has an obvious talent for writing great dialogue and creating unexpected scenarios full of intrigue and imagination. She is a descriptive writer without being too wordy and the entire novel is extremely well written. I especially enjoyed her wide variety of characters. All of whom have depth and originality. Besides LaFi and Thulu, Reo is a particular favorite of mine and I recommend you read Relics to find out more about this interesting individual. I don’t think you’ll regret it. Fun read, great characters, intriguing, and unique.
Wilson's Relics is an entertaining read. While her making angels the bad guys and daemons the good guys isn't something new, she introduces us to a wonderful daemon, Jones. His wit is rather charming and he could charm the cassock off a priest. La Fi and Thulu are both likeable as the paranormal investigators. Fun read here.