BOOK REVIEW- RAVENSBLOOD BY SHAWNA REPPERT

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In a life of impossible choices when sometimes death magic is the lesser of the evils, can a dark mage save the world and his own soul?
Corwyn Ravenscroft. Raven. The last heir of an ancient family of dark mages, he holds the secret to recreating the Ravensblood, a legendary magical artifact of immense power.
Cassandra Greensdowne is a Guardian. Magical law enforcement for the elected council— and Raven’s former apprentice and lover. She is trying to live down her past. And then her past comes to the door, asking for her help.
As a youth, Raven wanted to be a Guardian but was rejected because of his ancestry. In his pride and his anger, he had turned to William, the darkest and most powerful mage of their time. William wants a return to the old ways, where the most powerful mage was ruler absolute. But William would not be a True King from the fairy tales. He would reign in blood and terror and darkest magic.
Raven discovers that he does have a conscience. It’s rather inconvenient.
He becomes a spy for the council that William wants to overthrow, with Cassandra as his contact.
Cass and Raven have a plan to trap William outside his warded sanctuary. But William is one step ahead of the game, with Raven’s life, his soul, and the Ravensblood all in danger.

Ravensblood won a Gold Medal in the 2014 Global E Book Awards. The author’s first novel, The Stolen Luck, won a Silver Medal in the Global E-Book Awards and a 2014 Eppie Award.

Word count approximately 89,000 words

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I was given a copy of this book by the Author for an honest review.

RAVENSBLOOD is a great mix of fantasy, romance and action. The characters and story line are very well-developed. Cassandra is a guardian and is part of the light mages. Raven is a dark mage and once had Cassandra as an apprentice and lover. Now Cassandra is trying to get past what she had done with Raven in the past. With Williams rise in power of the dark mages, they must stop him. Raven comes to Cassandra wanting to leave William, for he does not have the stomach to be a dark mage anymore. Cassandra and her Aunt use Raven as a spy to try and stop Williams reign of terror. This is such a great story and by the end I was rooting for Raven. I recommend this book to everyone and I cannot wait to start reading book two. I give RAVENSBLOOD 5/5 STARS.

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