Flight of the Raven

Flight of the Raven

by Morgan L. Busse

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Overview

Selene Ravenwood, once the heir to House Ravenwood, is now an exile. On the run and free of her family's destiny, Selene hopes to find the real reason her family was given the gift of dreamwalking. But first she must adapt to her new life as wife to Lord Damien Maris, the man she was originally assigned to kill.

While adjusting to her marriage and her home in the north, her power over dreams begins to grow. As the strongest dreamwalker to exist in ages, her expanding power attracts not only nightmares but the attention of the Dark Lady herself.

With a war looming on the horizon and a wicked being after her gift, Selene is faced with a choice: embrace the Dark Lady's offer, or search out the one who gave her the gift of dreamwalking. One path offers power, the other offers freedom. But time is running out, and soon her choice will be made for her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764232237
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: Ravenwood Saga Series , #2
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 255,671
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Morgan L. Busse is the author of the Follower of the Word series and the steampunk series The Soul Chronicles, the second book of which, Awakened, won the 2018 Carol Award for Speculative Fiction. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel. She and her family live in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Visit her online at www.morganlbusse.com.

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Flight of the Raven 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
bookstoregal 16 hours ago
Great story! I like this book even better than the first one in the series. Love Damien and Selene!! Morgan Busse does a great job of personifying the battle between the Darkness and the Light. She makes it very real! So many secrets in House Ravenwood!! What are they? Read and find out... I really didn't want to put this book down!
Brenda Soto 7 days ago
Flight Of The Raven is well-written fantasy that holds you in its grasp from the first page and doesn't let you go. Selene and Damien's characters continue to develop as they move into a deeper relationship after a hasty marriage. Past hurts and un-shared feelings make them both hesitant to trust and it takes time and events to show them they are truly meant to be together. Though they both resist the feelings of love that are growing for each other; the healing this brings to each of their hearts is wonderful to see. The storyline of Selene's struggle between the darkness of her family and her past and the light and hope offered by Damien and his people is wonderfully portrayed. You can feel her confusion and indecision right along with the yearning she begins to feel towards the light. The strong contrast between Selene's family's dark use of the their dream-walking gift and Damien's use of his gift for his people and land is sharply seen. It's this contrast that begins to cause Selene to question her fealty towards the dark lady and her family's ways. With this second book in the series, The Flight Of The Raven, the Ravenwood Saga is well on its way to building to a highly anticipated climax in the final book. I can't wait for that publication date to arrive. One of the best allegories about God's light and love and the pull of the Holy Spirit on a person's life. I was given a copy of this book by Bethany House in return for giving my honest opinion and review. This in no way impacted my review of the book
Anonymous 8 days ago
Flight of the Raven is really good! I was totally wrapped up in the story and had a hard time putting the book down. A few character reactions felt off during some pivotal scenes, but I enjoyed that Busse included the protagonist's marriage. This divergence from YA-focused issues was interesting and unique. I recommend this!
Anonymous 9 days ago
Loved this book! Such an interesting look at marriage, in the unique situation these two are put in. The ending leaves me aching for the next book, I am so ready to find out how this all ends! Fantasic characters, and a storyline very different from those I've read before... perfect fantasy novel!
Naomi McClelland-Handsaker 16 days ago
The Flight of the Raven is the second in the Favenwood Saga by Morgan Busse and begins where Mark of the Raven leaves off. Salene is now married to Lord Damien Maris one of the seven houses of the region and this is very much against the rules of her own house. Intrigue unfolds as word is sent to each of the houses of the marriage, with assignation plots continued and questions of what kind of marriage this will be and how does it affect the balance of power that was shared between the seven houses. On top of that the Ravenwood gift of dreamwalking was thought to have died out but has not and this plays a role in the coming war. There is also Salene's own struggle to find out the purpose for her gift and how it fits within this new life for her as well as her continued questioning of who is the Light and why where the gifts given. The author spins this tale drawing you in with not just the intrigue but also the characters become real in their struggles with the questions that have been sought throughout the ages. I found myself reading and the words filling my imagination with the pictures that Morgan Busse created on the pages and each page pulled you to the next and the next until you are left with the last page and realizing that you now have to wait for the next book. A definite must read on the list of new books with a delightful and engaging tale of suspense all the while plunging into the questions of the ages of purpose and choices.
DixieJudy 16 days ago
Mark of the Raven was one of my favorites and this second book did not disappoint. I would suggest reading Mark of The Raven first to know about the different characters, but it is not necessary as this book can stand alone. The settings and character interaction were so vivid and full of life. The author brought life to the words written. There were plenty of good twists and page turning moments. I loved this book. It's probably the best Christian Fiction Fantasy I've read in years.  How the author brought God into the book was unique. The LIGHT was the presence of the Almighty One. Of course, there was the good versus evil aspect........  I was given a copy from the publisher via NetGalley and I am happy to leave my review.
honeychile 17 days ago
FLIGHT OF THE RAVEN, the second in author Busse’s RAVENWOOD SAGA, does not disappoint. The story takes up just where it left off in the first book, as Selene and her (now) husband Lord Damien Maris and his men make their way home across rugged and not always safe territory. The new relationship between Selene and Damien slowly unfolds and grows, despite the dismaying revelation of the dark gift of House Ravenwood, the occasionally crippling melancholia of Lord Damien, and frequent misunderstandings. Selene seeks a new path and this seeking becomes almost a quest for identity and curiosity about the Light, worshipped by House Maris. Selene finds herself pulled in several directions – by her growing love for Damien, by the Dark Lady, by her memories of family and feelings of responsibility, by her desire for love and acceptance, and by the Light itself. The Dark Lady, the patron of House Ravenwood, will not easily release Selene, nor will Selene’s mother, who recognizes Selene’s power and potential. Selene’s sisters are also affected by the maelstrom of changing politics and power. Light and dark are juxtaposed throughout the book as the reader sees expressions of both through the plotline and illustrative actions of the characters. The storyline is well-paced and moves steadily toward the book’s conclusion, which is resolved in a satisfying way, clearly anticipating the next in the series. I’m delighted to give this book FIVE well-deserved stars.
tickmenot 20 days ago
Exciting Times! Lady Selene has just married Lord Damien, but it was not a love match. Instead, it was done out of desperation to save her life. She yearns to know Damien’s real feelings towards her. Kindness and fairness abound in her new husband’s life, as well as, in the treatment of his people. It is very different from the cold House of Ravenwood where she grew up. The Great Light is often spoken of in her new home. Damien actively believes in and worships the Light, but Selene is unsure. Her dreams are haunted by the Dark Lady, causing her to be exhausted and tense. Shockingly, things she sees in her dreams begin taking place in real life. She urgently wants to bring it to an end, and spends lots of time pouring over ancient texts hoping to find an answer. Unknown to Selene, her sister, Lady Amara, pursues Selene to rain destruction on Damien and his kingdom. Spurred on by their mother’s order not to return unless she is successful, and coupled with Amara’s jealousy of Selene, she will go to any lengths to be victorious. Damien and Selene gently begin to get to know each other, talk of their amazing gifts, and consider what all their future’s may be. At the same time, storm clouds of war are gathering, and a clash among the houses seems destined to take place with the spring thaw. There is much good versus evil in this tale. Selene is torn between what she has known her entire existence, and the life she is exposed to in her new home. Excitement in this story builds, leaving the reader on the edge of their seat wanting to know what happens next. Flight of the Raven is the second story in the Ravenwood Saga, and has enough backstory to be read on its own–but the tale would be much richer if the first book is read. I highly recommend this 5-star book to all who enjoy fantasy and adventure with a Christian point of view. Bethany House Publishing through NetGalley has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Flight of the Raven, for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
Kelly Hodgkins 22 days ago
As with many good fantasy series, the story hits it’s stride in the second book as the beautiful world created is known to the reader and the author can focus on the action. Such is the case with Flight of the Raven, I thoroughly enjoyed the first but the second book by Morgan L. Busse is even better. Similarly, in these sorts of series, the end comes too quickly and the next is eagerly anticipated! To share more without spoiling the journey is tricky, but, I can safely remark the inclusion of Christianity, in a wholly created world, is brilliant. I loved the truths tucked in and Serene’s discovery of the Great Light. The perceptions shared around the gifts given to each of the leaders of the house is beautifully handled and great reminder of our responsibility to use our own gifts wisely. Romance is kept at a minimum in the storytelling despite our two leads being newly weds but love weaves gently throughout in a subtle way. It is action packed, fast paced and I read it straight through! The characters are well-developed and easy to relate to, I particularly connected with Serene. This novel ends on the precipice of a great war between good and evil and the reader is left with bated breath awaiting the next episode! If you are fond of fantasy, I highly recommend this one. It is a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale!
devonrexlover 23 days ago
I have so many thoughts running through my head that I can't seem to get them in order I have only just heard of this author while reading this book. That means I didn't get to read book 1. I am definitely going to do that. I still didn't seem lost while reading book 2 first. Just reading this book I understood what was going on in book 1. That's the sign of a good writer. I loved this book. It's probably the best Christian Fiction Fantasy I've read in years. In my opinion, fantasy is different. It's not like supernatural thrillers where there is constant action. There is a lot of discussion in fantasy along with action. I read every single word and loved it. I liked all the characters. They became so real to me and I felt like I knew them and was along side them during the story. How the author brought God into the book was original. Of course, there was the good and evil aspect. Selene was raised in a dark and evil household and knew nothing of love or kindness. She saw something in Damien that she wanted. She saw the light in him and the type of person he was because of it. I could go on all day and tell you the entire story. I loved it that much. I didn't sit down and plan out this review. I just simply started writing how I felt. I wish more people enjoyed supernatural thrillers and fantasy. So many great authors that go unnoticed. I'm thankful I found this one. Looking forward to book 3. I received this book via Net Galley for my honest opinion.