Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Review: Raven Flight

Raven Flight
Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Toward the end of Shadowfell, Neryn finally found the rebel group she was looking for and accepted that she was a Caller. Now we find her building her strength and preparing for the next task. She must locate the Guardians and be trained as a Caller. Unfortunately, these four Guardians are no longer on friendly terms with humans and Neryn must prove to them and herself that she is worthy of the training they can provide. If she can learn the four lessons presented, then maybe, just maybe the rebels will be able to take back Alban from King Keldec.

Raven Flight finds Neryn on a time limit. Not only must she complete her training before she can fully control her Caller gift, but fellow leaders have placed a deadline for the direct attach against the king. If Neryn wants to be ready in time, she must complete two of her training sessions before winter. Roads are not safe for anyone, especially two women, even if one is a trained fighter. Of course Flint still has a vital role to play in the rebellion, and Neryn must trust her instincts that he is on their side. Readers of Shadowfell will not be disappointed in the second book in the series. Marillier takes the world building she already created and weaves new threads of folklore into it. The variety of Good Folk introduced is fascinating without being distracting. Many second books in a series fall flat, but Raven Flight soars above the norm and brings the reader closer to the prize to come.

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