Mark of the Raven

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Mark of the Raven
Written by: Morgan L. Busse
Publisher: Bethany House
Month, Year: November 2018
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A brief summary from Morgan L. Busse:
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?

My Thoughts:
Stemming from a family of dreamwalkers, Lady Selene has been training all her life as heir apparent. When her gifting finally anoints upon her, Selene is at odds with her personal feelings for the gift’s use verses the family’s service of assassination within the other Great Houses. A dilemma that escalates when Selene finds herself ordered to assassinate the only man who has ever intrigued her, Damien, a young but handsome leader who is looking to bring peace to the Great Houses. With conflict brewing in the Great Houses, and inside her own soul, will Selene choose family over her heart?

Mark of the Raven is a fantastic fantasy tale. It quickly drops readers into the heart of the story, and the action only grows from there. This is my first time reading one of Morgan L. Busse’s novels, but I’m looking forward to reading more of her books and have already added them to my TBR list! If you love intriguing novels with varying characters, giftings, and suspense, you should totally grab a copy of Mark of the Raven and settle in for a fun-filled read.

I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Bethany House and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. jengalaxy4 says:

    The more I see it, the more interested I get in this book!!! Nice review!

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  2. carylkane says:

    Sounds like an EPIC adventure! 🙂

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  3. Jorie says:

    Hallo, Hallo..

    Travelling through the WP Reader seeking out the bloggers like me who have been discussing and reviewing the Ravenwood Saga!! I just had to continue talking about the series & the characters… so talk about a bit of random joy this weekend!! Likewise, I’d love for you to visit me if your able and see if something I shared on my blog resonated with you as you were reading the stories, too.

    I love how Busse builds the distrust Selene has with her mother but also of the gift of the Ravenwood legacy – she is a free thinker in world where influence by your elders if meant to be the end all of choice – I liked how Busse allowed Selene to develop her own conscience choices but also to be in conflict with her soul and the gift she was bestowed.

    This was my first introduction to her style of Fantasy narrative as well – I was so evoked by her depth and the breadth of her world – I loved her instincts for how she built the foundation of the world through the Houses and their inheritable gifts which they were meant to share with each other but also the building war and the political unrest. Not to mention the fact all three sisters were well-rounded and developed… Amara was the sister I felt had the hardest walk to live whilst Selene had to sacriface herself in order to find truer freedom.

    So thankful I found your review and I look forward to reading your thoughts on behalf of FLIGHT!

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