Cry of the Raven
By Morgan L. Busse
Publication Date: February 4th, 2020
Content Warnings: Mild action violence
About the Book:
Lady Selene Ravenwood has come into her full power as a dreamwalker just as the war with the Dominia Empire begins. Working with the other Great Houses, Selene and Damien use their gifts to secure the borders and save those devastated by the war. But conflict, betrayal, and hatred begin to spread between the Great Houses, destroying their unity as the empire burns a path across their lands. At the same time, Damien Maris starts to lose his ability to raise the waters, leaving the lands vulnerable to the empire’s attacks.
The only one who can unite the houses and restore her husband’s power is Selene Ravenwood. But it will require that she open her heart to those who have hurt her and let go of her past, despite the one who hunts her and will do anything to stop her power.
Will Selene survive? Or is she destined to fall like the dreamwalkers before her?
Taken from Goodreads
Last year I read Mark of the Raven and Flight of the Raven for one of my very first blog tours with Prism Book Tours. I loved the books so much I couldn’t wait for the last one to come out.
And I wasn’t disappointed.
Picking up directly where Flight of the Raven left off, we follow Selene as she deals with loss and her new position as head of House Ravenwood. (Trying to make this spoiler free!) She faces much scrutiny and discrimination from the other houses, especially after secrets of her house are revealed.
The action is slow-burning, tugging you along and building toward the final climax. It seemed a little slow at times to me, a small fluctuation in the tension that made it a little less gripping. But otherwise, the plot was solid and the end satisfying.
Busse wraps up all of the questions posed in the story nicely, and the organic bond between the characters warmed my heart. I was just a little dissapointed that she fell into one of the common Christian writer pitfalls–having the God-figure of the story answer all of Selene’s questions without her having to discover the answers herself. It made for a weaker character arc and a much-less real portrayal of Christianity itself. But still, it was very good and I enjoyed it immensely.
I Rate It: 3 1/2 stars
About the Author:
Morgan L. Busse is a writer by day abd 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 Award finalist, Carol Award winner, and 2019 INSPY Award Winner for Mark of the Raven. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking lobg walks, and dreaming about her next novel. Visit her online at http://www.morganlbusse.com