Raven's Bloodby Deborah Cannon
Haida archaeologist Jake Lalonde dreams the same dreams as his ancestors, and his profession has taken him to strange and fascinating places before. When the corpse of a colleague and friend, Vincent Carpello, appears in the back of a freight truck, however-his stiff hands miming the form of a raven rattle-Jake's thirst for adventure sets him on a dangerous journey that may just be his last.
At the University of Washington, a team of researchers that include Jake's fiancée, Angeline Lisbon, know that Jake's now deceased colleague, Vincent Carpello, was on the cusp of a major discovery that had the potential to turn the world upside down. But when a Venus statue is stolen, Jake goes missing, and a cypher disappears, Angeline sets out to find Jake-Interpol's number one suspect. Tracked by a dubious Interpol agent, Angeline follows the clues that soon lead her to a raven-worshipping goddess cult in the subterranean Mithraic temples of Rome.
In this supernatural archaeological thriller, the shadow of a shaman must help Jake find his way back to the only world he knows so he can save both himself and Angeline-before it is too late.
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Sadly, this story is ineptly told and was painful to read through to the end. The author has a propensity for using words incorrectly, and her sentences are often awkwardly worded and confusing. The plot meanders, with occasional gaping holes and frequently disjointed narrative; and even the characters are poorly drawn and their motivations are ovscure
Bodies, blood, and mystery. Raven’s Blood takes readers on a fantastic journey with archaeologists and main characters Angeline Lisbon and Jake Lalonde. Angeline must rescue her fiancé, Jake, who has disappeared and is suspected of murdering a colleague. I loved this book despite not reading the first three in the series. Cannon fills her readers in and does not leave them wanting for adventure or great characters. If there is any justice in the world, this series will be made into movies. The entire time I read this novel, I was imaging the scenes taking place in my mind. This is the type of book where you can’t help doing that. Readers who love mystery and mysticism will love Cannon’s books. The detail she puts into her work shows and adds to the reading experience. Every book is set in new, exotic locations loaded with history and intrigue. Anyone could love this series.
Haida lore, ancient mysterious cults, the paranormal, thrills and chills...a real winner! Part four in this Raven Chronicles series takes the reader to ancient underground passageways in an attempted revival of an ancient dark Mithra cult. Jake Lalonde, half-Haida archaeologist is seeking his own truth of his heredity as a shaman and is caught up in a deadly fight for his survival. He is off the radar as far as his fiancé Angeline is concerned, and concerned she is. She is preparing to go to Europe to find him, his last known whereabouts place him in Rome. She is not aware of the other two people who are following her. Her deep knowledge and perception, of Jake, plus her gut instinct, says he is in trouble. A morbid discovery is found in Israel, when the body of the man Jake is to meet in Rome shows up in the truck that has arrived from Italy to take an iconic statue found at the site in Israel to Rome. Deborah Cannon has gone deeper than ever in her latest book, mystic, full of twists and turns in plot, labyrinths, hallucinogenic mushrooms, visions, paranormal, Mithraic Mysteries, thrills and chills, if you like unusual mysteries you've found the right book! The action clings to the rails at full-speed. The characters are strong and unique. Deborah's previous books in the series have taken the reader to Tonga, the San Juan Islands in the US, and Haida Gwaii in Canada. What Angeline learns when she finds Jake terrifies her. He is not himself, and appears to be spellbound by Sophia Saveriano, an archaeologist earlier laughed out of the academic community and now bent on proving her theories with Jake's assistance, but she is unlike anyone Angeline has ever met and seems ethereal. Who or what is she? She is everywhere and nowhere, she's like a will-o'-the-wisp. Who is the man from "Interpol" who followed Angeline and keeps turning up in strange places? What is happening to young men in Rome who disappear? Are the gruesome discoveries related? The author has outdone herself in a story I couldn't put down. A great read. For anyone interested in Haida lore, ancient mysterious cults, the paranormal and thrillers, this book is for you. I was enthralled from beginning to end. A real winner!
Raven’s Blood should be the next blockbuster thriller we get to watch, once Hollywood catches up with Deborah Cannon, author of mythology and archeology thrillers. Reading her novel, I kept encountering juicy elements of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, Lucas/Spielberg’s Indiana Jones, and similar adventuresome fare. Cannon is a professional archeologist who brings extra credibility to her fiction, but the fiction stands well on its own terms. This is the fourth adventure in which we follow the simmering romance of archeologists Jake Lalonde and Angeline Lisbon on the trail of a 10,000 years-ago shaman of various names, whose insidious spirit tentacles reach around the world—in this novel, all the way to the Mithraic mystery caverns of ancient Rome. The plot is tight, intricate, and rises toward a climax worthy of Hollywood. The ending will blow you away. At the same time, the Raven remains grounded in the fog-shrouded, primordial landscape of Pacific Coast Canada. I am eager for the next in the series, and plan to re-read the earlier ones.