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“The Raven Tower” Review

Hello Friends!

Here is the second review of the day! As soon as I saw the name of this book and read the blurb I was intrigued and knew I would like it a lot.

The Raven Tower“, written by Emma Miles, is a Fantasy novel published on 20th November 2018 and it’s the first part in a series.e

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Emma for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

The Raven Tower


Blurb

The Raven Tower Front CoverWhat price will Kesta and the fire-walkers have to pay to keep their people from enslavement? The raids were more ferocious, more desperate and much earlier in the year. When Kesta sees in the flame who is really behind the attacks the Independent islands of the Fulmers seem doomed to fall. Their only hope is to cross the sea to seek the help of the King of Elden and his sorcerer, the Dark Man.

Purchase Links – Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Author Bio

The Raven Tower 0332lr (1 of 1)I presently live in the stunning county of Dorset where I’m a cat slave to Wolfe and Piglitt I spend as much time as I can outside in nature and love exploring and learning about new cultures and languages. I’ve visited Greece, Serbia, Transylvania, Sicily and Norway as well as making several road trips around our beautiful United Kingdom. I paint, sculpt, dabble in photography and do a little archery but most of all – whenever I get a chance – I write.

My writing started from a very young age when I often found myself being the one taking charge of and entertaining all my younger cousins. They loved to hear my stories and although they mostly called for ghost stories it was fantasy I fell in love with when I read The Lord of the Rings when I was ten. I went on to write stories and short ‘books’ for my friends through school and college; then one evening whilst I was waiting for my aunt and uncle to visit an image came to my mind of a boy sitting beneath a bridge. I didn’t know who he was or why he was there, but from exploring those questions ‘The Wind’s Children’ trilogy blossomed and grew with roots going back into his far history as well as stretching out to his future. The boy’s name was Tobias.

I have since left Tobias’s world of ‘Naris’ to explore the Valley with Feather in the ‘Hall of Pillars’ which is now available through Amazon. I am now presently finding my way through Elden, the beautiful Fulmer islands, the ravaged Borrows and haunted Chem with Kesta Silene; a shamaness of sorts with a big journey ahead of her. I hope you come along to share her story and join her adventure; she needs you and you won’t regret it.

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My Review

P1070052This is the first book I’m reading from this author and since this is the first part of a series, I believe it was a great start to Emma Miles’ writing style. And this new-to-me series/world is a fantasy book that is in my list of favorites of this year.

Emma Miles created an incredible world that made me intrigued and I hoped I could read the second book immediately after this one. And the descriptions of the lands, every aspect of the magic, the history, the society and the action… It all elevated the plot and the characters and made this novel intriguing and exciting to read.

P1070134Speaking about characters, in this novel we are first introduce not only to the world but also to a group of well written characters,whose lives we follow in each chapter. And I liked Kesta a lot, she was an amazing character, that was humane and empathic, but also brave and a powerful woman, and all of those qualities made her relatable. The fact that all the characters whose POV we follow, had a strong voice and a particular story, it was easy to connect with them, and that happened with Kesta and all the others.

The plot had action, twists, drama, romance, emotion… everything that makes with book a great fantasy story. It had a good pace and the scenes flowed well, from the actions, to the history, to the characters interactions.

Overall, the author’s writing style gave this creative book depth, emotion, mystery, movement and dynamic, magic, and a wonderful group of characters that were the focal point and that made the plot as interesting as it should be.


Giveaway

For a chance to win 5 x Paperback copies of The Raven Tower Click Here.

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Love,

Jess

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