Relic by A.B. Knight

Everyone knows the rule: stay inside the Wall, but to sixteen-year-old Tisha Tremayne, the city of Relic isn't a sanctuary. It's a prison.

Tisha does not believe the Realm Riders' stories about the monsters that lurk beyond the city. Every day she looks at the steep, towering wall that surrounds the city of Relic, and she swears she will find out what lies on the other side.

She never stopped to think that she might see too much.

When her father is taken by inhuman attackers, Tisha realises the worlds beyond the Wall are more dangerous than anyone imagined. With the help of the Realm Riders, including her best friend Cayle and the charismatic Falco, she sets out to unravel the mysteries surrounding Relic and return her father to her side.
Complete manuscript approx. 96,000 words. First five chapters uploaded to Authonomy.

  • Classification: Universal
  • Work is: Extract only on Authonomy
  • First submitted March 5, 2010
  • Last updated March 5, 2010
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  • HarperCollins's avatar
    HarperCollins wrote 5 years ago
    You’ve got a great, fun premise here and a lot of edge-of-your-seat thrills in Relic and I had a great time reading your novel. There’s a lot of things that work really well here – I think Tisha is an interesting and engaging character, I think the high-stakes are quite compelling, and I like the various jobs within the world and the way we hear about them and see them through Tisha’s eyes. I do feel like there’s room for ...
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    Adam Thurstman [Retired] wrote 3 years, 2 months ago
    Dear How to Fail Supporter, Here at the How to Fail support team we have been greatly encouraged by the developing lack in failure of our book’s progress, thanks to the ongoing support of all our members. You’re support too has not gone unnoticed. Please let us make you fully aware of our gratitude and thanks for all your kind efforts and everything you have done in continuing to partner with us. It’s is our hope, dream and wish that ...
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    Adam Thurstman [Retired] wrote 3 years, 2 months ago

    What about me, everyone I know has just died and I've only got seconds to live, please back me!!!
    Only kidding, everything’s fine; relax!

    I saw you comment on 'How to fail' and and wondered if you wanted to help me back it again, it's so funny. If so it's on my book shelf.


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    Famlavan wrote 3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey Abi - How's it going - Published yet (if not I'm surprised) - If you get chance can you have a look at a kids book I've put up - Catch you soon - Ian

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    Geneva Wilkins [Retired] wrote 3 years, 5 months ago

    Very well written, my daughter who read most of it says you need to upload more chapters :)

  • XIII's avatar
    XIII wrote 3 years, 5 months ago

    I came across your book today and enjoy it. Good luck with your goals for it, so far, I'm still reading and enjoying it.

  • A.C. Wilson's avatar
    A.C. Wilson wrote 3 years, 7 months ago
    I've really enjoyed this book so far. I would LOVE to read more and find out what happens next. Tisha is a highly amusing character in her stubborness and her insistance on doing what she feels is right, or best, no matter the costs. That can be a very good, or a very bad trait in a person, as she is quickly beginning to learn. Falco, though, is my favorite so far. Amused by her, friendly, but with his own ...
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  • Simon R. Willis's avatar
    Simon R. Willis wrote 3 years, 9 months ago

    Excellent start! Would love to read more. As a fantasy writer myself I'm always on the look out for a new world to see. I thought yours could have had more detail in the first 2 chapters - just small things like describing the surroundings, the smells, the peoples, what they wear etc etc. Great start though, keep it up!

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    ccb1 wrote 4 years, 10 months ago

    The editor’s desk, was it worth? Was your book reviewed by HarperCollins? Did you receive a book publishing offer, or have other publishing houses expressed and interest in you book? We have found the comments and suggestions from the other authors on Authonomy helpful in revising our book, but were just curious as to the benefits of landing at the top.
    CC Brown
    Dark Side

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    BenGalley [Retired] wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Congratulations on a great and intriguing novel! As a fantasy writer myself I love to enter other people's worlds and yours is very imaginative. I love the Realm Riders and your use of magic as well, and the cover is great! Nothing like a spot of complete heterochromia in your lead character to inspire a bit of interest :) Truly looking forward to read the rest.

    Kindest regards,

    Ben Galley (formerly of Winchester)
    The Written

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    Amy Smith wrote 4 years, 12 months ago

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    RonParker wrote 4 years, 12 months ago

    Hi A.B,

    I see you've managed to get to the top without needing my help. Cogratualtions and good luck with whatever happens next - hopefully, publication at some stage.

    It's easy to see why your story made it to the desk. It's great.


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    A Knight Author wrote 5 years ago

    Reply to HC Review:

    It is great to finally have some concrete feedback and areas of improvement from someone within the publishing industry. I shall bear these thoughts in mind as I continue to improve both Relic and work on other projects. Thank you for taking the time to read this section of Relic, and for your active encouragement to both improve and continue with this work.

    All the best,
    A.B. Knight

  • Bonofied1's avatar
    Bonofied1 wrote 5 years ago

    Wow. I just finished what you have posted here and I am wishing I could find out what happens!

  • Bonofied1's avatar
    Bonofied1 wrote 5 years ago

    I haven't even completed this yet, but my goodness WHAT A GREAT STORY! I am already picturing a full length motion picture to portray this story! AWESOME! This should definitely be published...and I would be one of the first to purchase!

    Cheryl A. Thompson
    'Whispers From My Heart'

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    michaelshortland wrote 5 years ago

    OK but rather predictable fabtasy story.

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    M.R.HYDE [Retired] wrote 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I'm so glad it got to the top!

  • Tom Bye's avatar
    Tom Bye wrote 5 years, 1 month ago

    hi a b ; RELIC'