The Raven Ring (Lyra Series)

The Raven Ring (Lyra Series)

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by Patricia C. Wrede
     
 

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In this book from Wrede’s acclaimed Lyra fantasy series, a young woman must fight for her life while on a quest to claim a magical family heirloom


Three weeks after Eleret’s mother is killed, the messenger arrives with the tragic news. She died far from home, succumbing to wounds sustained in battle, and Eleret must travel to reclaim her

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In this book from Wrede’s acclaimed Lyra fantasy series, a young woman must fight for her life while on a quest to claim a magical family heirloom


Three weeks after Eleret’s mother is killed, the messenger arrives with the tragic news. She died far from home, succumbing to wounds sustained in battle, and Eleret must travel to reclaim her belongings. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother’s prized possessions: a ring etched with a raven. Though she makes it to Ciaron safely, getting home is another story.
 
Eleret doesn’t know what’s special about her mother’s ring, but someone wanted it badly enough to kill for it. To make it home in one piece, she must unlock the mysteries of the ring her mother died to protect.

Editorial Reviews

Locus
A rousing sword-and-sorcery adventure with a bit of mystery thrown in...An interesting world with lots of depth to its varied cultures; cultural conflict provides as much entertainment as the breakneck plot.
Roland Green
Following her success with the tetralogy "Dragons", Wrede, in her first hardcover novel, returns to the world of Lyra, scene of several of her earlier romances. She introduces a new Lyran setting, the city of Ciaron, to which she brings a young woman from Cilhar on comparatively routine family business, only to have her dragged more forcibly than not into a classic tale of mayhem and magic. Wrede is never less than competent and usually well above that level. Her characterizations this time are a trifle archetypical but engaging enough, and her world building and wit are up to her usual standard. For those who want to become fully immersed in Lyra, this book is not, however, the ideal place to begin--try "Shadow Magic" for that.
From the Publisher
“This refreshingly charming story makes good use of its warrior maiden, allowing her to find less obvious solutions to the rather typical dilemmas presented.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“This fantasy adventure by Wrede blends action, intrigue, and romance. Clever dialog and engaging characters add further spice to this magical comedy of manners.” —Library Journal
 
“High-style fantasy and adventure.” —The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812514322
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Lyra Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

For over twenty years, Patricia C. Wrede (b. 1953) has expanded the boundaries of young-adult fantasy writing. Her first novel, Shadow Magic (1982), introduced Lyra, a magical world in which she set four more novels. Her other series include the Enchanted Forest Chronicles; the Cecelia and Kate novels, co-written with Caroline Stevermer; the Mairelon books, which take place in Regency England; and the Old-West Frontier Magic series. Wrede lives and works in Minnesota.

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The Raven Ring 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book, Patricia C. Wrede again demonstrates her talent for writing when she focuses on a young woman who has to journey from the home she has loved in the mountains to go to retrieve her dead mother's things from a city which is strange to her. Many people are determined to steal her mother's possessions, and often she finds herself attacked by merciless villians, but she seeks aid from a tall, proud, man Lord Daner, and a theif Aurelico.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A young lady must travel to the great city in order to reclaim her dearly departed mother's belongings that was all that was left of the war she fought in. But things are not as easy as she thinks it's going to be. For some reason, there are people after her mother's things. Some that are willing to pay, and some that are not as kind. One does wonder it she'll make it out of the city alive, even with some very powerful allies, two of which are after more than to help.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book the charaters are so alive, but my favorite charater is Karvonen Aurelico.