Episode 2 of a 4 part Steampunk Fantasy set in an alternate universe. For Captain Jack Grant, the hunt has just begun. Can he capture the elusive Raven Steele, or will she slip through his grasp? As both sides take on new alliances, they will find that one will be an honest partner, one will fall, and one will betray them all.
Human life has value.
The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.
Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.
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About the Author
In simple language, Pauline Creeden breaks down Biblical stories and applies them to real life in new ways. Her methods of teaching have brought new light to old scriptures. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
She is the Admin for Spirit Filled Kindle and an administrator for Readers’ Realm. Her articles, reviews, and devotionals have been featured in RUBY FOR WOMEN Magazine,Devotionals for Bloggers, Faith Filled Family Magazine, and Christian Fiction Book Reviews.
One of Pauline’s short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group. She is currently editing and drafting several novels at various stages.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"The hairs on Raven's arms stood upright as understanding fell upon her. The Wood Witch. They'd reached her early." This installment in the series is even more intense and fast-paced than the first book Chronicles of Steele: Raven 1: Episode 1! There is no pause for breath as the story jumps right in from where it left off. Raven is on the run with the young Baron, trying to reach the Wood Witch while being pursued by a group of men with ill-intent. However, what was a long journey turns up short when they come across a woman who offers to help them but also has her own agenda to abide by. We get to know the character's backstories a lot more, as the story is told through present and past-tenses. Backflashes into Raven's earlier years help to paint a picture of how she became a reaper, and how the relationship with her father was. I'm still waiting for more description of the characters themselves (although, there were more here than in Episode 1.) I'd just like a better visual to the characters themselves. Again, this episode was very enjoyable, fast-paced, and clean all-around. My Rating: ★★★★