This is a ‘spoiler-free’ blog, so I won’t delve in in too much detail; suffice to say that this could be read stand-alone but I would recommend reading them all in order. As before, the characterisation and geopolitics are where the writer shines; there are some truly touching moments – only made possible because the reader is made to care about the characters and the places featured.
Unfortunately, some of the writing felt a little rushed at times, and some of the word choice / phrasing stood out – perhaps because Miles had the finish line in sight and was eager to reach it; perfectly understandable, but it’s a shame that I felt the editing wasn’t as good as the story deserved.
That being said, the culmination of Miles’ ‘Raven’ series is a solidly enjoyable read; a tasty blend of personalities, with shots of action and a well-measured garnish of romance, under an umbrella of intrigue. I blitzed my way through it in no time.
Is prophecy real; can Arridia and Joss defeat a god?
Evil never sleeps, and neither can the fire spirits who have guarded Kesta and her family so faithfully for more than fourteen years. United in a desire for peace, the four lands beneath the sky have enjoyed relative stability, but under the surface stirs unrest. Greed, ambition, disquiet, rebellion; and the ever-present threat of Geladan’s crazed god discovering she has been fooled.
Quiet Arridia is a Raven Scout, dedicated to the principles and hopes of her parents. When an opportunity presents itself to come home, she grasps it, longing to settle and find the love she has patiently waited for.
Fun-loving Joss is drawn to the court of Elden with all its colour, noise, and intrigue; but has he taken on more than a young man can survive?
Raven Fire is the final part of the breath-taking Fire-Walker saga.
If you could, would you dare to change the world?
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