Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse Blog Tour


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Flight of the Raven
(The Ravenwood Saga #2)
By Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
April 30th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Selene Ravenwood, once the heir to House Ravenwood, is now an exile. On the run and free of her family’s destiny, Selene hopes to find the real reason her family was given the gift of dreamwalking. But first she must adapt to her new life as wife to Lord Damien Maris, the man she was originally assigned to kill.

While adjusting to her marriage and her home in the north, her power over dreams begins to grow. As the strongest dreamwalker to exist in ages, her expanding power attracts not only nightmares but the attention of the Dark Lady herself.

With a war looming on the horizon and a wicked being after her gift, Selene is faced with a choice: embrace the Dark Lady’s offer, or search out the one who gave her the gift of dreamwalking. One path offers power, the other offers freedom. But time is running out, and soon her choice will be made for her.

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My Review

NOTE: If you haven’t read Mark of the Raven yet, this review may contain spoilers!

Flight of the Raven, by Morgan L. Busse, is unlike any other book I have read, yet still contains threads of familiarity.
The only way I can think of to describe Morgan L. Busse’s writing style is thoughtful and contemplative. It is quiet, with an underlying hum of power. It’s very much different than the explosive styles of many other authors I have read, which makes her Ravenwood Saga even more unique. And let’s not forget the jaw-dropping plot twist at the end of Mark of the Raven, which set up the entire plot of this book.
The relationship that Damien has with the Light is impressive and inspiring. His faith was strong enough to make Selene want it, even if he didn’t know it himself. I found that the way Busse wrote this was in a very mature and thoughtful way. None of the characters were seriously immature, which was a breath of fresh air, especially for YA fiction.
And speaking of relationships, I was somewhat  dissapointed that Selene and Amara were unable to patch up their relationship and grow closer to one another. But, on the other hand, Amara’s thirst for power and the need to prove herself was an excellent way to make her a sort of antagonist.
Overall, it was an enjoyable read, and it has left me wanting to know what will happen next!
I rate it: 4 stars

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A print copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Prism Book Tours. A positive review was not required, and all thoughts and oponions are my own.

Other Books in the Series

Mark of the Raven
(The Ravenwood Saga #1)
By Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
November 6th 2018 by Bethany House Publishers

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person’s dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate.

As she discovers her family’s dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family’s legacy–a legacy that supports her people–or seeking the true reason behind her family’s gift.

Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house.

One path holds glory and power, and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and execution. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path chosen?

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About the Author

Morgan L. Busse is a writer by day and a mother by night. She is the author of the Follower of the Word series and the steampunk series The Soul Chronicles. She is a Christy and INSPY Award finalist and won the Carol Award in 2018 for best in Christian speculative fiction. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel.

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3 thoughts on “Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse Blog Tour

  1. Hallo, Hallo, Yakira!

    Happily following the tour route for the Ravenwood Saga! This is one of those series where I felt wickedly hungover by where I just couldn’t stop chattering about the story, the components of the world-building and/or the revelations therein! It is one of the more refreshing blog tours I’ve hosted as I’ve been able to interact with the readers who like me were digging into this world and were blogging their own reflections upon it.

    I agree with you about your assessment about how this is a slow building central story arc – which beautifully moves between MARK + FLIGHT; which is why I am uncertain if I will be ready to ‘let this go’ when “Cry of the Raven” releases next year as a lot of fellow bloggers think this is going to be a trilogy rather than the long-standing series I was hoping it was shaping into becoming.

    Hmm… your not the first to claim this as YA but for whichever reason it didn’t read like YA to me – felt like Adult Fantasy and I really loved how Busse made this a strong entry for Dark Fantasy crossed with High Fantasy – the internal conflicts, the presence of grace, mercy & redemption and the evocative way she glued us to the paths of Amara & Selene – for me, I wasn’t sure if Amara and Selene could fully resolve their sisterly bond. They had too much against them – all stemming from the neferiously vile Lady Ravenwood who really was the best villian I’ve seen on page in a long while – as she truly believed in the Dark Lady and what the Dark Lady would give her and/or her daughters. In essence it was an interesting segue into how a person doesn’t inherently start out being dark but can progressively become darker if they allow themselves to soak in that influence. Having said that — Amara I felt almost had the harder journey to take than Selene. She really felt like she had no out clause and exit and for me that just gutted my heart.

    I do agree – by reading MARK first and then FLIGHT I felt truly hugged into this world!! If you drop by my blog you’ll find I did a double-review for both stories. Perhaps something I shared also resonated with you? Delighted I could visit with you tonight and *waves!* from a fellow PRISM blogger!!

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    1. Hey, Jorie! I agree, I thought it was YA, but after thinking over it, I felt it was maybe more New Adult Fantasy. Nice of you to stop by, fellow PRISM blogger!

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