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Today is my stop on The Broken Raven blog tour. Check out my review today!
“Agatha and Jaime have rescued their clan and returned home to Skye as heroes. But when Agatha uncovers a threat to their people, she unwittingly releases a terrible power that could kill every living thing on the island. Jaime must race to Scotia to hunt an ancient blood magic, which may be their only chance of survival. Meanwhile, Sigrid, a Norvegian girl with an unusual gift, journeys to the court of Ingland where a dangerous alliance is forming – one that will soon turn its vengeful eyes to Skye. Sigrid will have to risk everything if she and the people of Skye are to survive the gathering shadows…”
The Broken Raven: a mythical wonder with lots of darkness and deception
The Broken Raven is the second book in the series, and let me tell you, I was blown away by the first book, so when I heard there was going to be a second one I was DESPERATE to get my hands on it. And… it didn’t disappoint!
You don’t have a chance to breathe in this second book because it starts SLAP BANG in the action. You’ve got the good old creepy shadow creatures, who have been unleashed. There’s a battle for control on the island and it takes all of their knowledge of the island and escape to decide who will come out victorious.
We follow the dangers, victories and worries of our main characters (Agatha, Jaime and Sigrid) through the book and watch our protagonists as they go through some pretty horrific things in order to what they think is right: save the people they love and stand up for what they believe in.
Something that I really love about this book is that you very quickly get swept away into the action. There’s a wonderful sense of BEING THERE with the characters: feeling what they’re feeling, sensing what they’re sensing, dreaming what they’re dreaming. You don’t get lost between the perspective shifts (which I think is done really really well) because each of the characters is so clearly written that there’s a great sense of character.
You can’t go away from this book and not think that the shadow creatures are terrifying. You just can’t. I love a good evil that could very really be real and the shadow creatures are just the right side of possible for them to absolutely terrify me. There’s just enough dark and light in this story that you see that there’s always hope to be had, even in the darkest and scariest of times.
We all know I am a massive fan of character. These characters have stuck with me since I read the first one and being back with them was so wonderful (y’know despite the fact we’re fighting all this evil!). You watch the characters go on a proper journey through making difficult decisions and fighting some pretty intense demons and I loved reading that. I loved watching the decisions the characters made (even if I did disagree with them at times!)
If you’re looking for something mythical, something with a brilliant balance of dark and light with an incredible set of characters, look no further than these books!
Have you read these books?
What’s your favourite kind of evil to read?
What’s something you’re truly afraid of?
A massive thank you to the publishers, Walker Books, for inviting me on the blog tour for this book. It’s out now and you are in for a total treat! Why not check out the rest of the blog tour this week?