Relics (Relics #1)

Relics (Relics #1)

There's an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers' bones, this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons' claws, and more. When Angela Gough's lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him whatever the risk. She learns that he was employed by the infamous London crime lord Frederick Meloy, providing bizarre objects b There's an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers' bones, this group ...

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Title:Relics (Relics #1)
Author:Tim Lebbon
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:1785650300
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Relics (Relics #1) Reviews

  • Andy Weston
    Mar 27, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

  • Kfdowner
    Dec 02, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

    Relics represents Tim Lebbon on cracking form, doing what he does so well: taking ordinary people and dumping them in extraordinary, terrifying and desperate situations. We get to see how they react, how they cope, whether they ever truly believe what they are seeing and doing, and how...

    Yawn.... started great, then died a clumsy death. ...

  • Josh
    Jan 10, 2018

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

  • Nick Cato
    May 10, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

  • Michael Kocinski
    Apr 06, 2018

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

    Relics represents Tim Lebbon on cracking form, doing what he does so well: taking ordinary people and dumping them in extraordinary, terrifying and desperate situations. We get to see how they react, how they cope, whether they ever truly believe what they are seeing and doing, and how...

    Yawn.... started great, then died a clumsy death. ...

    Urban Fantasy is not a new genre, but in recent years it has blossomed into something that is self-sustainable, free from the genres of science fiction or fantasy. These are books about the seedy underbelly of our own world, of cities filled with secret warlocks or clandestine covens o...

    There?s an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers? bones, this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons? claws, and more. When Angela Gough?s lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him whatever the risk. She learns...

    Tim Lebbon can be an amazing and innovative writer. After reading 30 Days of Night, Alien: Out of the Shadows; and The Rage Wars trilogy, I became a fan of his. They were cracking yarns and they are now being kept among my large collection of books which I would happily read again. Rel...

    DNF @ exactly 50%, woo! The unintentionally exactly-mid-book DNF:ing is also the most exciting thing that I have to share about this book. Relics isn't a bad book, not... precisely. It is, however, a dreadfully meh book. Tim Lebbon had such a promising premise; mythic arcana ...

    All reviews can be found at https://thereadinglodge.wordpress.com/ Angela?s day starts off like any other. Being a student, she spends the majority of her days writing her thesis and looking up dangerous crime lords in the hopes of providing her own opinions on crimes and criminol...

    Fast paced and exciting look at the fairytale underground of London as imagined by Tim Lebbon. I?ve read other similar stories, but none quite so set in the format of a murder mystery/thriller. I enjoyed it but thought that overall it lacked in depth and imagination while also showin...

    Relics is fast-paced and quite well-written. Tim's written quite a bit of horror/thriller, I wager, and there's a bit of a struggle tamping down the natural urge to make things gritty and hard-boiled in favor of something more grand, wonder-inspiring and fanciful. In places he nails it...

    A few moments of excitement and a premise with potential don't add up to a great novel. I was about as entertained by this story as by an episode of The X-Files, which isn't very much. In a world where fairies exist, fight to stay alive, are collected by urban explorers hired by rich p...

  • Ginger Nuts
    Mar 22, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

  • David Agranoff
    Jun 07, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

  • Jason
    Apr 04, 2018

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

  • James Barclay
    Apr 21, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

    Relics represents Tim Lebbon on cracking form, doing what he does so well: taking ordinary people and dumping them in extraordinary, terrifying and desperate situations. We get to see how they react, how they cope, whether they ever truly believe what they are seeing and doing, and how...

  • Raymond Just
    Jul 16, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

    Relics represents Tim Lebbon on cracking form, doing what he does so well: taking ordinary people and dumping them in extraordinary, terrifying and desperate situations. We get to see how they react, how they cope, whether they ever truly believe what they are seeing and doing, and how...

    Yawn.... started great, then died a clumsy death. ...

    Urban Fantasy is not a new genre, but in recent years it has blossomed into something that is self-sustainable, free from the genres of science fiction or fantasy. These are books about the seedy underbelly of our own world, of cities filled with secret warlocks or clandestine covens o...

    There?s an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers? bones, this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons? claws, and more. When Angela Gough?s lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him whatever the risk. She learns...

    Tim Lebbon can be an amazing and innovative writer. After reading 30 Days of Night, Alien: Out of the Shadows; and The Rage Wars trilogy, I became a fan of his. They were cracking yarns and they are now being kept among my large collection of books which I would happily read again. Rel...

    DNF @ exactly 50%, woo! The unintentionally exactly-mid-book DNF:ing is also the most exciting thing that I have to share about this book. Relics isn't a bad book, not... precisely. It is, however, a dreadfully meh book. Tim Lebbon had such a promising premise; mythic arcana ...

    All reviews can be found at https://thereadinglodge.wordpress.com/ Angela?s day starts off like any other. Being a student, she spends the majority of her days writing her thesis and looking up dangerous crime lords in the hopes of providing her own opinions on crimes and criminol...

    Fast paced and exciting look at the fairytale underground of London as imagined by Tim Lebbon. I?ve read other similar stories, but none quite so set in the format of a murder mystery/thriller. I enjoyed it but thought that overall it lacked in depth and imagination while also showin...

    Relics is fast-paced and quite well-written. Tim's written quite a bit of horror/thriller, I wager, and there's a bit of a struggle tamping down the natural urge to make things gritty and hard-boiled in favor of something more grand, wonder-inspiring and fanciful. In places he nails it...

  • Jane Stewart
    Mar 25, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

  • Ami
    Feb 09, 2018

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

  • Paul
    Mar 24, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

  • Fiona
    Mar 22, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

  • Tim
    Apr 13, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

  • Luke Walker
    Apr 22, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

  • Paul
    Apr 11, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

  • Seregil of Rhiminee
    Jun 03, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

  • Andrea
    Apr 02, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

  • David Harris
    Mar 15, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

  • Laura Hughes
    Mar 03, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

  • The Grim Reader (Beavisthebookhead.com)
    Mar 28, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

  • The Grim Reader (Beavisthebookhead.com)
    Mar 28, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

  • Marius Paulsen (Antari-kun)
    Apr 03, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

  • Samuel Tyler
    Mar 20, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

    Relics represents Tim Lebbon on cracking form, doing what he does so well: taking ordinary people and dumping them in extraordinary, terrifying and desperate situations. We get to see how they react, how they cope, whether they ever truly believe what they are seeing and doing, and how...

    Yawn.... started great, then died a clumsy death. ...

    Urban Fantasy is not a new genre, but in recent years it has blossomed into something that is self-sustainable, free from the genres of science fiction or fantasy. These are books about the seedy underbelly of our own world, of cities filled with secret warlocks or clandestine covens o...

  • Erica
    Apr 13, 2018

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

    Relics represents Tim Lebbon on cracking form, doing what he does so well: taking ordinary people and dumping them in extraordinary, terrifying and desperate situations. We get to see how they react, how they cope, whether they ever truly believe what they are seeing and doing, and how...

    Yawn.... started great, then died a clumsy death. ...

    Urban Fantasy is not a new genre, but in recent years it has blossomed into something that is self-sustainable, free from the genres of science fiction or fantasy. These are books about the seedy underbelly of our own world, of cities filled with secret warlocks or clandestine covens o...

    There?s an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers? bones, this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons? claws, and more. When Angela Gough?s lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him whatever the risk. She learns...

    Tim Lebbon can be an amazing and innovative writer. After reading 30 Days of Night, Alien: Out of the Shadows; and The Rage Wars trilogy, I became a fan of his. They were cracking yarns and they are now being kept among my large collection of books which I would happily read again. Rel...

    DNF @ exactly 50%, woo! The unintentionally exactly-mid-book DNF:ing is also the most exciting thing that I have to share about this book. Relics isn't a bad book, not... precisely. It is, however, a dreadfully meh book. Tim Lebbon had such a promising premise; mythic arcana ...

  • Valerie
    Jan 09, 2018

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

    Relics represents Tim Lebbon on cracking form, doing what he does so well: taking ordinary people and dumping them in extraordinary, terrifying and desperate situations. We get to see how they react, how they cope, whether they ever truly believe what they are seeing and doing, and how...

    Yawn.... started great, then died a clumsy death. ...

    Urban Fantasy is not a new genre, but in recent years it has blossomed into something that is self-sustainable, free from the genres of science fiction or fantasy. These are books about the seedy underbelly of our own world, of cities filled with secret warlocks or clandestine covens o...

    There?s an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers? bones, this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons? claws, and more. When Angela Gough?s lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him whatever the risk. She learns...

    Tim Lebbon can be an amazing and innovative writer. After reading 30 Days of Night, Alien: Out of the Shadows; and The Rage Wars trilogy, I became a fan of his. They were cracking yarns and they are now being kept among my large collection of books which I would happily read again. Rel...

  • Chloe Smith
    Mar 10, 2017

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

    Relics represents Tim Lebbon on cracking form, doing what he does so well: taking ordinary people and dumping them in extraordinary, terrifying and desperate situations. We get to see how they react, how they cope, whether they ever truly believe what they are seeing and doing, and how...

    Yawn.... started great, then died a clumsy death. ...

    Urban Fantasy is not a new genre, but in recent years it has blossomed into something that is self-sustainable, free from the genres of science fiction or fantasy. These are books about the seedy underbelly of our own world, of cities filled with secret warlocks or clandestine covens o...

    There?s an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers? bones, this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons? claws, and more. When Angela Gough?s lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him whatever the risk. She learns...

    Tim Lebbon can be an amazing and innovative writer. After reading 30 Days of Night, Alien: Out of the Shadows; and The Rage Wars trilogy, I became a fan of his. They were cracking yarns and they are now being kept among my large collection of books which I would happily read again. Rel...

    DNF @ exactly 50%, woo! The unintentionally exactly-mid-book DNF:ing is also the most exciting thing that I have to share about this book. Relics isn't a bad book, not... precisely. It is, however, a dreadfully meh book. Tim Lebbon had such a promising premise; mythic arcana ...

    All reviews can be found at https://thereadinglodge.wordpress.com/ Angela?s day starts off like any other. Being a student, she spends the majority of her days writing her thesis and looking up dangerous crime lords in the hopes of providing her own opinions on crimes and criminol...

  • Janet Slipak
    Mar 03, 2018

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

    Relics represents Tim Lebbon on cracking form, doing what he does so well: taking ordinary people and dumping them in extraordinary, terrifying and desperate situations. We get to see how they react, how they cope, whether they ever truly believe what they are seeing and doing, and how...

    Yawn.... started great, then died a clumsy death. ...

    Urban Fantasy is not a new genre, but in recent years it has blossomed into something that is self-sustainable, free from the genres of science fiction or fantasy. These are books about the seedy underbelly of our own world, of cities filled with secret warlocks or clandestine covens o...

    There?s an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers? bones, this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons? claws, and more. When Angela Gough?s lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him whatever the risk. She learns...

  • Ben Red
    Mar 26, 2018

    between 3 & 4 stars. I've now read a handful of books by tim lebbon, and each one I think, "this'll be the novel that launches him into to elite it genre writers". I thought that with Coldbrook, and was certain this would be the one. however this didn't quite reach the lofty requir...

    Relics is an urban fantasy thriller, with a killer climax and some smart twists on classic myths and legends. A few more twists on tropes and characters, too, would have made it much more recommendable; as it is, it?s relatively fun, harmless pulp that most fans of fantasy and horror...

    everything felt ok to me, it wasn't fantastic in any way but i liked the premise and the writing is good. hopefully will read more of lebbons work to see if i like it more than this. urban fantasy has always been a hit or miss for my own sake and this fell kinda flat for me unfortunate...

    Warning: I almost didn't write this review. I dislike focusing on the negative, which is why up till now I skipped reviewing 1 star books that I finished. My disdain for this book is enough to alter that. Snark and sarcasm will ensue. This had a really nice epilogue which made me q...

    2 stars. I was not surprised or delighted. Things were predictable and done before. I loved The Hunt by this author under the name T J Lebbon (aka Tim J Lebbon). I read that he was doing a sequel to The Hunt. This was his next published book so I bought it hoping it was as good or ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    4.5 Stars Relics is the first book in a series by the same name by one of my favorite authors writing today. Tim Lebbon writes horror, fantasy, science fiction, and even a bit of the new weird. Tim Lebbon has shown that he is equally adept at writing both horror and fantasy and he ...

    "Mythical creatures had once existed, and there was a trade in their remains. Some of the creatures still existed, and they were hunted and killed for profit." Fusing together horror and fairy tale, Relics takes the reader deep beneath the modern world veneer and into the shadows ...

    Over the last few years, authors like Mark Morris, Mike Shevdon, Tom Pollock and Liz de Jager have produced work that consistently proves that there is plenty of life left in the urban fantasy genre. The latest to add their name to this esteemed list is Tim Lebbon. Relics is the first ...

    ?Relics? might just be my favourite Tim Lebbon novel yet! It is a book that has elements of crime, urban fantasy and even horror, and I strongly feel that ?Relics? is destined to become one of my favourite reads of 2017. The two main characters are Angela and Vince. Angela a...

    Two years ago Tim Lebbon's The Silence was my favorite read of the year. I was already a fan of his work, and I decided to pick this book up off the new releases shelf at the library on the strength of that experience. I went into Relics totally cold. I read nothing about it, not even ...

    I'm grateful to Titan Books for an advance copy of this. I found this a refreshingly different take on urban fantasy. Yes, we're in the heart of the city, and, yes, there are mythological creatures around, but there's no magic - that died years ago - and it's largely, the "monsters"...

    We all have secrets that we keep from our loved ones, it's just human nature, but when Angela Gough's fiance Vince's secret life threatens their idyllic life together Vince has to go into hiding, leaving only an enigmatic note as the only clue as to what has happened to him. Angela emb...

    I really went back and forth on this one - I love the stories Tim Lebbon comes up with, but I don't ever fully sink into his writing like I can with some authors, I always know I'm still reading. Relics was a bit slow to get off the ground, but with the help of some solid character...

    When her boyfriend, Vince, goes missing, Angela, an American criminology student, discovers he is part of the criminal black market underground for arcane things- gryphons, faeries, goblins, and other fantasy creatures. As the trail leads her deeper into London?s dark side, she cross...

    I was going to go with a 3.5 but that felt too mean for a book which while certainly not wrapping me in a cocoon of intrigue did keep me enjoying it long into the long nights of toddler rotavirus. It's not really what I went into the book expecting as I had been sold it as a horror n...

    A fair bit lighter than a lot of Lebbon's work and more in the Neil Gaiman area than outright horror, (although with a satisfyingly bloody scene that I won't spoil), Relics is a great deal of fun. I'm always a fan of the 'real' world meeting the world of the fantastic so in this case w...

    Disappointed by this as it was far too far down the supernatural continuum line for me. I sure fans of this sort of stuff will lap it up. ...

    Originally published at Risingshadow. Tim Lebbon's Relics is an exciting reading experience for everyone who wants to read an excellent urban fantasy novel, because the author successfully combines various elements and delivers a gripping story. It's the first novel in a trilogy tha...

    One of the best gangsters-meets-monsters mash ups to date. Full review on 5/22/17 at thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com ...

    Relics represents Tim Lebbon on cracking form, doing what he does so well: taking ordinary people and dumping them in extraordinary, terrifying and desperate situations. We get to see how they react, how they cope, whether they ever truly believe what they are seeing and doing, and how...

    Yawn.... started great, then died a clumsy death. ...

    Urban Fantasy is not a new genre, but in recent years it has blossomed into something that is self-sustainable, free from the genres of science fiction or fantasy. These are books about the seedy underbelly of our own world, of cities filled with secret warlocks or clandestine covens o...

    There?s an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers? bones, this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons? claws, and more. When Angela Gough?s lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him whatever the risk. She learns...

    Tim Lebbon can be an amazing and innovative writer. After reading 30 Days of Night, Alien: Out of the Shadows; and The Rage Wars trilogy, I became a fan of his. They were cracking yarns and they are now being kept among my large collection of books which I would happily read again. Rel...

    DNF @ exactly 50%, woo! The unintentionally exactly-mid-book DNF:ing is also the most exciting thing that I have to share about this book. Relics isn't a bad book, not... precisely. It is, however, a dreadfully meh book. Tim Lebbon had such a promising premise; mythic arcana ...

    All reviews can be found at https://thereadinglodge.wordpress.com/ Angela?s day starts off like any other. Being a student, she spends the majority of her days writing her thesis and looking up dangerous crime lords in the hopes of providing her own opinions on crimes and criminol...

    Fast paced and exciting look at the fairytale underground of London as imagined by Tim Lebbon. I?ve read other similar stories, but none quite so set in the format of a murder mystery/thriller. I enjoyed it but thought that overall it lacked in depth and imagination while also showin...