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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.
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
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
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?
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.
– 1 winner will receive print copies of Mark of the Raven, Flight of the Raven, and a $20 Amazon gift card
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– Ends June 7, 2019