Relics: The Long Dark Cloak by Vicki Thomas

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Thirteen-year-old Ivan Kimble travels to an ancient forest in Southern England, searching for Peter, his older brother. Ivan’s quest is interrupted when he half-heartedly agrees to help save the life of Zephyrus, a huge Kingwood oak tree, who was severely wounded with the revered Silver Axe. The lad is guided by a wise and honorable spirit, imbued in the Long Dark Cloak, to help find a healing sap to save Zephyrus’s life—or the forest will be lost forever. The journey is filled with a myriad of strange and mythical creatures that hinder his search to save Zephyrus. When war is declared, Ivan finds himself fighting to save his own life and the many friends he has made. He becomes a hero of the forest. When at last he finds his brother, he must ask himself if Peter is the same person he remembered.

ISBN: 978-1-943050-53-6

Released: February 1, 2017


SKU: 9781943050536 Category: Tag:

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Weight .7 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 1 in

2 reviews for Relics: The Long Dark Cloak by Vicki Thomas

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I was immersed in the fantacy immediately. It was easy to connect with the characters as the author developed their personalities so well. I am anxious to read rhe second book in this series. Where will new adventures take Ivan. A page turner for sure!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fabulous story about a boy, his two mischievous beagles, and his cantankerous horse. This is a young adult novel and the first of a series called “Relics”. It is well written, filled with imagination and easy to read.

    Story line: (Contains spoilers).

    A young, passive boy, bullied in school, and living alone due to the death of his parents and his brother being off to war, learns his brother was seen in a mystical forest. The boy asks a friend to watch after his farm, gathers his horse and two puppies and takes off for the forest to find his brother.

    What he finds instead is danger. He happens upon a talking tree that has been axed with a poisonous tip. The dying tree asks for the boys help getting a curing sap and outfits the boy with a “Relic”.

    The boys journey to get the sap is met my evil serpents, trolls and other deterrents. His passive nature changes as those he cares about become endangered. It is an exciting journey filled with mystical beasts, magical fauna, and a beautiful girl.

    Good read.

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