Raven's Quest

Raven's Quest

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by Anya Bast
     
 

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Epic fantasy romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the Elemental Witch quartet.

Branna ta Cattia is the Raven, a high priestess who has come to Numia to defeat its tyrant. It's a journey made on the strength of her prophetic dreams, visions of ancient rituals, sacred spells, and of a handsome stranger destined to help her.  See more details below

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Epic fantasy romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the Elemental Witch quartet.

Branna ta Cattia is the Raven, a high priestess who has come to Numia to defeat its tyrant. It's a journey made on the strength of her prophetic dreams, visions of ancient rituals, sacred spells, and of a handsome stranger destined to help her.

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Publishers Weekly
Originally published under the name Joanna King, this early fantasy novel by paranormal romance author Bast (Jeweled) blends skillful world-building with a by-the-numbers plot. Gallus Navius Lucan, the heir to the Dragon Throne of Numia, sees his dreams and family destroyed by his power-hungry uncle Magnus. The only survivor, Lucan gathers loyal followers and spends 14 years plotting revenge. High priestess Branna ta Cattia is the Raven of Tir na Ban, a magical land also ruled by Magnus. She travels to Numia to free her people and find the handsome stranger in her dreams. Both focused on their personal goals, Branna and Lucan take some time to embrace their attraction while fighting off all manner of obstacles. The mechanical, linear story never really gets moving, and flat descriptions keep the reader from engaging with the action or the characters. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425238806
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Anya Bast lives in the country with her Belgian husband, their tornado toddler of a daughter, and more cats, dogs, and rabbits than is sane. Ever since she was a little girl, Anya has told stories (much to her mother's dismay). She's happy to finally be making a career out of it. A native of one of the colder states, she loves to ice skate and watch hockey. She has fascination for crows, ravens and birds of prey. She enjoys the study of Eastern philosophy, Celtic myth, dreaming, and shamanism and occasionally incorporates what she learns into her paranormal stories. She works part time as a data base editor and French translator.

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Duplicitous Magnus seizes the Dragon Throne of Numia, killing his royal family in the process. However, his nephew the heir Gallus Lucan survives the vicious assault. Lucan escapes. For the next fourteen years, Lucan prepares for a counter attack to remove his odious uncle from the throne. He has gathered an army of loyal soldiers. The Raven of Tir na Ban High Branna ta Cattia knows the time is right to free her people from the oppressive rule of malevolent Magnus. Thus, the High Priestess journeys to Numia to meet the stranger who haunts her dreams; and to obtain an alliance to help liberate their respective people. When Branna and Lucan finally meet outside of her dreams, they are attracted to one another, but their goals differ. She wants to free their respective people while he wants revenge at any collateral cost. Their feelings for each other remains concealed as love intrudes with their need to defeat their mutual enemy, an abomination willing to kill anyone to keep his power. Although the story line is straighter than I-80 through the Bonneville Flats and the villain is out of standard casting for an evil ruler, the lead couple makes for an engaging romantic fantasy as she must persuade her beloved that vengeance will harm his people. Each needs the other in more ways than just the alliance against his uncle, but both has doubts as she believes his heart is overrun with rage while he thinks she is an inane do-gooder without a plan or a prayer. Sub-genre fans will enjoy Anya Bast's exciting tale; previously published in 2004 under the name Joanna King. Harriet Klausner