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Raven
     

Raven

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by Laura Eno
 

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A woman without love
A man without answers
An Oracle that could kill them both

Raven thought her lonely life as a hardened transport pilot was good enough until she met Mikael, an archaeologist who'd never been off-planet before. After discovering an ancient Oracle left by a mysterious race, their lives become forfeit.

Now they are on the run

Overview

A woman without love
A man without answers
An Oracle that could kill them both

Raven thought her lonely life as a hardened transport pilot was good enough until she met Mikael, an archaeologist who'd never been off-planet before. After discovering an ancient Oracle left by a mysterious race, their lives become forfeit.

Now they are on the run, falling in love, and trying to unlock the secrets of the gods themselves. As they bounce from planet to planet, searching for answers, death is only one step behind and getting closer.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013464513
Publisher:
Laura Eno
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Series:
The Carriena Oracles , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
298 KB

Meet the Author

Laura Eno lives in Florida with a very tolerant husband, three skulking cats and two absurdly happy dogs. After spending years immersed in English literature courses, she now writes novels late at night with the help of muses from the underworld. Please visit her strange imagination at and follow her on Twitter at

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Raven 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Helen_Ginger More than 1 year ago
Raven by Laura Eno is a sci-fi book. (I’m reading more and more science fiction lately – and liking it.) Raven is the captain of her own spaceship. She even has an implant that hooks her up to the ship’s navigational system. Other than her co-pilot, Ben, she’s pretty much a loner. That’s about to change though. She’s picking up a client, Mikael, for transport. She thinks it’ll be an easy job. But Mikael comes with a bit of baggage, and I don’t mean suitcases. ‘Course, Raven has her own past – at 19 she was sold at auction to be a breeder. The three of them join forces to find the Oracles. They’re not the only ones looking, though. Eno keeps the action going with enough pauses to let you catch your breath and for Raven and Mikael to develop their relationship. All three of these main characters are interesting. I liked Raven because she’s something of a loner who realizes she needs to connect with someone. And she’s a strong person. Mikael is the person through whose eyes you get to see the ship and the empty space they travel through. Ben is interesting because he’s not human and may be the key to finding the Oracles. The story moves quickly with action and questions. Raven and Mikael are attracted to each other, so there’s a bit of a love story included. This is not the first book I’ve read by Laura Eno – and she hasn’t let me down yet. I give Raven a rating of Hel-of-a-Story.
AnastasiaVPergakis More than 1 year ago
I don't have complaints really about this book. It was a nice, fast read that I enjoyed. I did think the romance was a little rushed, or maybe under detailed a bit, but I still was rooting for Mikael and Raven throughout the story. Oh, and I absolutely fell in love with Ben - an android. He is definitely one of my favorites. The idea of the Oracles, reminded me of the Stargate TV show (one of my favorites). Mrs. Eno has an interesting twist making her story unique - and very interesting for sure. I can't wait to read more of the series to learn more about them and their purpose. A fast story with tension and action but not overwhelmed by it to keep me so wired up after that I can't sleep. There were nice pauses to let the reader catch their breath and calm their breathing before moving on to the next tension filled scene. I haven't read a romance book in a little while and was glad I got the chance to read this one. I don't know how else to say it - I just really enjoyed the story and can't wait for the next book to come out. It was a great way to spend my evening, no doubt. It put a smile on face for sure.
RonFritsch More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading and commenting upon Laura Eno’s blog. So when she announced that on June 27, 2012, she’d launch Wraith, the second book in her series “The Carriena Oracles,” I decided I’d read the first book, Raven. Because it’s billed as a “romantic space opera,” I’d ordinarily reject it out of hand. Still, why be so narrow? And if Laura wrote it, why shouldn’t I give it a chance? So I did—and I’m damned glad I did. Three thousand years in the future, Raven owns and pilots a spaceship, with the able assistance of her co-pilot Ben, an android she’s bought. How she came to own a spaceship and an expensive android is part of a heart-breaking back-story I won’t reveal in this review. In any event, she and Ben, perhaps the most intriguing character in this series, are mostly alone in space. Then she picks up a paying customer, Mikael, from an archaic world, Algora. This is his first time in space. He’s looking for stone Oracles like the one on Algora. Many Algorans consider their Oracle a god. But if, as it seems, there are other Oracles on other worlds, what then? Mikael’s quest is to discover what Oracles are. That would be mine, as well. Mikael is also physically attractive. Ah, perfection—brains and brawn in the same man. What’s Raven, the smart and commanding loner guiding her spaceship with Ben, to do? Hah, what would I do? I fell in love with Raven, Mikael, Ben, and the other three quirky passengers they pick up along the way. This is a story with sympathetic characters willing to fight to death to know the truth in their universe. Laura, you took me in. You seduced me. I anticipate Wraith with open arms and mind.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Great spaceship, great characters, great mystique: One day space travel might be as simple as guiding a stranger across the plains in the days of wagon trains. Whole planets might guard themselves with secret faith. And a girl called Raven might agree to transport a scientist away from the land where an Oracle dwells. There’s a wonderful robot, the glorious blackness of space, and a pleasingly authentic feel to Raven’s spaceship. But Raven’s been keeping her heart in check and friend Ben has longed for a plan to set her free. Revelations, spiritual, natural and informational, come with perfect timing in Laura Eno’s short novella. New characters spring to life on the page. Action, adventure, suspicion, excitement and more make this look like the start of a series well worth following, with hints of Firefly in its distant future and dreams. Highly recommended. Disclosure: I was lucky enough to find a free copy; sadly it took me a while to find free time to read it.