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Raven struggled to escape the world of dark magic he’d committed to as a bitter young man. Now he must come to terms with both his past and his ancestry. What will be his place in the Three Communities? When he finds himself on the run, trying to find the stolen Ravensblood, the task grows much harder. He must protect the people he has come to care about from the danger of this powerful artifact in the wrong hands, and at the same time prove he is not the thief!

This is the sequel to Ravensblood, an urban fantasy set in an alternate-universe version of the Pacific Northwest. Ravensblood won a Gold Medal in the 2014 Global E Books Awards.

The author’s debut novel, The Stolen Luck, won a Silver Medal in the 2013 Global E Books Awards and a 2014 Eppie.


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

This is book two of this series, and RAVEN’S WING is a rollercoaster of a ride. The characters and storyline are very well-developed. It is a couple of years later after the last book, and Raven and Cassandra are now living together. Cassandra is working for GII(Guardians II), another branch of the guardians, and Raven consults on cases. Raven is being railroaded again, and is being setup for stealing the Ravensblood. He has to go into hiding so he can find out who stole it. Cassandra is working the case, but is suspended along with are friends and family of the Guardians,crafters, and Art community who are loyal to Cassandra and Raven. They know he would not steal the Ravensblood back. The clock is ticking and they must find this person before they force the Ravensblood to recognize them as the new owner of the stone. When this happens all hell will break loose. I loved this story and recommend it to everyone. I give RAVEN’S WING 5/5 stars.

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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


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.

Raven struggled to escape the world of dark magic he’d committed to as a bitter
Book Description          Publication Date:         October 2, 2013 What happens when "happily ever after" has
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         Publication Date:         October 2, 2013
What happens when “happily ever after” has come and gone?
On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven’s wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven’s fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White’s own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:
The king is dead.
The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.
It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what “happily ever after” really means?
Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.
I was given this book for an honest review.
When I first received this book I was kind of Leary of reading it. It is not what I normally read, but from the first page it pulled me in. The characters and the story development was very well done. We actually get a look at Snow White’s life in a way never presented to us before. The story basically starts out with Snow White taking care of court business an d going over details for her daughter Raven’s wedding. It has been a year since Prince Charming has passed away and she is still feeling the pain of his passing. She leaves the court to take some time for herself, and goes up to queen Arglist’s  (the evil step-mother) room and discovers the magic mirror. The mirror shows her the past, and what the queen had done to her when her father had died, the abuse she was given at the hand of the queen. How every time those loyal to Snow White  gave her a kind hand or a crumb o food they were banished for this. It reflects on how she met Prince Charming, and their marriage. How she had to become a strong queen and woman. How in her grief she was not only hurting herself, she was also pushing away the one person who also needed her. Her daughter Raven, she was also grieving for her father. At the end Snow White realizes this, that her daughter also needs her mother. Not only because she has lost her father but because she is about to be married. In this Snow White can impart her knowledge, where as she had no one to show her or teach her about marriage or what to expect from the marriage act. At least now her daughter will have a mother.
I really loved this book , it was written beautifully.  We can actually use this book to reflect on our own life. When we look into the mirror, what do we see? Only we can answer this question. We actually have to look really deep inside ourselves, to truly see the person hidden within. For we actually have buried our true self so deep that we actually don’t know who we are anymore. So maybe we need to reflect into the mirror and see who we are more often, so we don’t lose sight of who we are. I give  The Reflections Of Queen Snow White 5/5 stars, for some of the best writing I have read in a long time. If you have not read it, I recommend that you do so today. You will not be disappointed.
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