After surviving the Hunger Games-like Testing, Eva becomes the Aerie’s first female Archon. The second installment of the Books of Eva continue the harrowing struggle between past and present, Aerie and Boundary.
Eva is the first Maiden in Aerie history to train as Archon, the sacred leader of New North. All eyes are watching. Although she is betrothed to Jasper, she still finds herself drawn to Lukas, a Boundary dweller and former servant who may know who killed her twin brother.
Eva’s relationship with Lukas is forbidden. And his conviction that she is the Angakkuq, a mystical figure destined to destroy the Aerie, is even more dangerous. On her very first Archon expedition, she uncovers the Genesis, the legendary ship that brought the Founders to the New North. Its contents shatter the world Eva has known. Now she may be the only one—as both Archon and Angakkuq—who can prevent a war that will destroy what is left of human civilization.
“The ‘Eva’ evokes similarities to milestone end-of-the-world tales such as Sheri Tepper’s mind-bending The Gate to Women’s Country and S. M. Stirling’s very satisfying series, The Change. They all immerse readers in an otherworldly environment where the usual social rules are upended in hard-to-survive ways.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Terrell has created a unique dystopian novel set in the future, but where the people of the New North live by almost medieval rules and standards. Eva, ever the rule-following young maiden, is struggling with learning the truth about the past and how it fits into her and her people’s future.” —VOYA
Praise for Relic
“Heather Terrell excavates a richly realized and adventurous world from the iced-over wreck of our own.” —William Alexander, New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award winner
“Fans of The Hunger Games will devour this book.” —School Library Journal
“With threads from The Hunger Games, The Giver, and other dystopian novels, Terrell spins her own story, which has plenty of adventure, some unanswered questions, and a dash of romance . . . The way relics—iPhones, guns, even makeup—affect the story adds an ironic touch.” —Booklist
“Part post-apocalyptic fiction and part high fantasy, Relic is the beginning of a trilogy that is written artfully and with a voice you will not soon forget. Delicately weaving in elements of Inuit culture as well as elements you might find in Game of Thrones, Heather Terrell creates a world that is as intricate as it is icy. The intrigue and mystery make it a page-turner, and the rich and complex characters make it hard to forget. I cannot wait for the sequel!” —E. Kristen Anderson, Editor of Dear Teen Me
“Technology is a fragile thing and another Dark Age could be closer than you think . . . the world built in Relic is unique and has a rich allegorical quality.” —Pittsburgh Post Gazette