I was very pleased to be offered the third book in Miles’ ‘Raven’ series, which continues where the previous left off.
By necessity, I shall keep this review brief (no spoilers here!), but suffice to say that, as always, Mile’s characterisation is strong, and the magic and world-building extremely capable. The geopolitics and machinations might lose some readers who are after some more straightforward hack’n’slash or heroic fantasy (though there is nothing wrong with either subgenre, and the ‘Raven’ series contains some nice dashes of both heroism and action), but if that’s what a reader is after, there are plenty of those about. I personally like the depth that Miles goes into – especially with relationships, subterfuge and battle plans.
I very much look forward to continuing to immerse myself in the trials and tribulations of the ‘Raven’ series.
Fear walks with those in power.
Divided, the land of Chem hangs in the balance. In the west the Ravens seek to bring safety to women, and an end to slavery. In the east the remaining covens cling to their power, refusing to give up their way of life to foreign invaders. Across both lands the priests whisper and plot, their gods a shadowy threat hanging over them all.
To protect their young family, Kesta and Jorrun have made their home in the Raven Tower of Elden. Unable to abandon their responsibility or friends, they remain embroiled in the fight to the north. Whilst peace and friendship blossom between the Fulmers, Borrows and Elden, the arrival of strangers turns the court of Taurmaline upside down.
The history of the Fire-walkers is about to catch up with them, and the Fire-spirit’s truth will be revealed.
I do not get paid for blog tours or giving my opinion, and this is my honest review.