Flight of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga Book #2)

Flight of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga Book #2)

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: 9781493418640
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: Ravenwood Saga Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 125,663
File size: 8 MB

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.
Morgan L. Busse (www.morganlbusse.com) is a writer by day and a mother by night. She is the author of the Follower of the Word series and the steampunk series The Soul Chronicles. Mark of the Raven won the 2019 Carol Award and the 2019 INSPY Award. 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.

Customer Reviews

Flight of the Raven 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Elizabeth Dragina 5 months ago
After reading it for the second time I believe I'm ready to review this beauty. So... behold the masterpiece. I shall never recover. This book has stolen my heart in so many ways. Priceless. I loved this so much more then Flight of the Raven, and I can't wait for Cry of the Raven, which will probably be my favorite. ^.^ Let's talk about this book. How much I loved it, and why you'll love it too. First off the setting was absolutely gorgeous. And the map. *gasps* So beautiful. I could picture everything so much better then in Flight of the Raven. The ocean and sand was magnificent.... *happy sigh* Details ~ Oh my. I loved them so much. I just can't-- *fangirl mode* -- THEY WERE EPIC, AND TOUCHED MY DEAR LITTLE HEART. The forests, the sky, the dreamscape, the ocean, the people, the castle, the courtyards...etc. Plot ~ Unexpected tragedy. The ending gave me goosebumps, and I might have cried, which isn't abnormal. xD There were a couple slow moments...but mainly cuz I wanted it to be Damien and Selene's perspective the whole time. Lots of romantic action...which I found absolutely adorable. Content ~ Dark Lady...some blood wounds...and a very, very suggestive scene between Selene and Damien.. Romance ~ I just can't contain my inner fangirl rn-- *extreme fangirl mode* -- It. Was. So. Cute. ALL THE SCENES LEFT ME GRINNING EAR-TO-EAR AND PERHAPS GIGGLING HAPPILY. *sighs dreamily* It was just so perfect. An arranged marriage with real love developing ..... so adorable. I could read about these two over and over and over again and never get tired of them. Characters ~ They've been further developed since Flight of the Raven, and made into extremely loveable people. Emotions raged like never before inside of me--which is normal for every new book. ;P Selene ~ Awww, I could relate to her so well, even though I've never been faced with any of those trying emotions. She's just such a loveable character, allowing the reader to understand her without blabbering how she feels or what she believes. The reader just understands cuz she shows instead of tells. >.
jcservantslave More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! Taking up right where book #1 (Mark of the Raven) left off, I was IMMEDIATELY drawn into the struggle, adventure and beauty of this incredible story. The characters are deep and complex and so unpredictable! Couple that with a reluctant and oh-so-tender romance and you’ve got the makings of a powerfully captivating book! From the moment I picked this novel up, I COULD NOT put it down! It was THAT good! In this story, Damien and Selene both have to learn to trust the Light with their fears and follow the path he has set for them. What a powerful allegory and a delightful read this story turned out to be! I’m looking forward to the next book in the series, “Cry of the Raven”, and can hardly contain my excitement for and anticipation of what will happen next! Bravo, Ms. Busse! You’ve successfully gotten yourself a lifelong reader in me!
Emileigh_Latham More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read book 1, Mark of the Raven, *SPOILERS AHEAD* Here are the reasons why you should read Flight of the Raven: 1. Addictive Page-turner I seriously couldn't put this book down for long. The pacing was incredible! It is why I READ THE BOOK IN ONE DAY. The interesting thing - there wasn't a whole lot of action. It was intriguing and suspenseful enough to make me want to read the whole book in 24 hours. 2. Marriage ("Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today." - Princess Bride... C'mon! You know you were thinking it too) After the Mark of the Raven ending in the sudden marriage of Damien and Selene, I was very anxious to get a copy of Flight of the Raven because I wanted to see how a marriage between grieving, young ruler Damien and cold, assassin Selene would work. It was so sweet, adorable, and awkward at times to watch this hasty marriage become full of happiness and hope as Damien and Selene explored this unexpected relationship together. And, it was so refreshing to read a fantasy book that was focused on marriage. I definitely want more fantasy books with young married couples in them. 3. No Insta-Love Here The romance was slow-burning and perfect. It was also a lot of hard work as these two complete strangers learned to become husband and wife. They had to learn about each other and learn how pursue one another. 4. Damien's Grief Just like in the first book, the author carries on Damien's sadness at the loss of his brother and parents. There is even a moment where he completely shuts everyone off to allow himself to grieve on the day they passed away. The cool thing was that Selene joined him in his mourning so that he wasn't alone. I really appreciated that the author didn't abandon this aspect of Damien's life in the first book but allowed it to shape and carry on in Damien's life which is true in real life. 5. Female Antagonist In this book, the biggest bad guy Selene faces is a female demon that haunts her dreams known as the Dark Lady. The Dark Lady has aligned herself to the Ravenwood household for years and now the Dark Lady demands for Selene's soul. In the dreamscape, the very essence of who you are (your soul) can appear. Therefore, it is where you are most vulnerable. As Selene has proven herself to be just as powerful as her first ancestor, the more the Dark Lady craves for Selene's soul. 6. Dream Powers At this point, it is redundant to make this a point in the series because it was in the first book but Selene's powers are growing and how the author is expanding Selene's dream powers is beyond what I was expecting. I am loving the direction the author is taking Selene's powers and I can't wait to see how Selene uses them in the up-coming war. 7. Dreamscape Battles So, obviously, if there is a bad guy out to take souls through dreams (as well as assassins that kill through dreams,) then there's bound to be some dream battles. AND MAN! THEY WERE SO EPIC! Then add Selene's new abilities through her powers and BOOM! MIND BLOWN! 8. I NEED BOOK 3! I have several questions! One including the youngest Ravenwood, "WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO HER?!" Notes: Disclaimer ~ In accordance with FTC regulations, I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not compensated, nor was a positive review required. All opinions expressed are my own.
FortheLoveofCF More than 1 year ago
I AM FEELING SOO MANY EMOTIONS! I loved the characters and the story line in the first book, but this one might take the "favorite" spot. The first book dealt a lot with WORLD building and "Flight of the Raven worked on CHARACTER building. We're getting the see THEM. Their fears, their faults, their strengths and a snippets of what's to come. I'm really enjoying where the author is taking this story! The author does an amazing job grabbing you and pulling you into the story. The pages fly by without you even realizing it. Pro tip: NEVER get comfortable where you are in the story! The author will pull the rug out from underneath you in snap. I'm VERY excited to see how she weaves and finesses the 3rd book! My heart is already breaking when I think of this series ending, I'm so invested in these characters. I can't say too much because "SPOILERS", but I can say that the author wrote a story that will touch those that hurting and lost. I have a feeling many people will be able to connect with Damien and Selene and what they feel. We are ALL special to God, no matter how much darkness you think you have in your past. He is much greater and brighter than it all! "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 I rated it a 5/5 stars! *I received this book from the publisher**All opinions are my own*
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
I knew going in that this book was going to be fantastic from the way book one ended. I mean wowza. And it didn't disappoint. I love character driven stories and this is certainly one. I adore Selene and Damien. They were like family and I didn’t want anybody to be mean to them. And I didn’t want any disrespect on Taegis either, counselor, guardian, and matchmaker. Like in the first book, I really enjoyed the world building and details of the political families and their houses. Where the first book was much more fantasy, this was much more romance. I do wish that there was some more action, and the ending was a bit anticlimactic. Still I was never bored and the next book looks like it will more than make up in the action department. Content: Not much, a fade to black scene between a married couple as well as insinuations of their relationship. Mild violence and some slightly creepy demonic stuff (as showed in contrast to the Light- it never bothered me but it might make more sensitive readers uncomfortable). This was a solid second installment in this series. I am invested in this world and these characters' happiness. I can't wait for book three! I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
Bringingupbooks More than 1 year ago
I was anxious about this one! Mark of the Raven ended after a significant event had occurred and left the reader mid-story. Usually middle parts of stories, whether in book or movie form, are full of conflict and turmoil as the characters advance toward a conclusion. However, I found this book to be so much more than just a bridge between a first book and a third book. There is so much character development in this book! I absolutely loved getting to really know Selene and Damien! There is romance in this book as well! The nervous, new, sweet kind of romance that blossoms slowly and grows into something great! This book is also filled with so many action packed moments and nail biting, suspenseful situations that the pages flew by rapidly! The last third of this book was so good! I was so anxious! I was so invested in this story and the characters! Morgan Busse does a fantastic job of drawing the reader in by allowing them to connect to her characters. I absolutely loved this book! I am completely blown away by this series and I have gone from skeptical to a fast fan! Bring on book three! I am all in! Also, the last few pages of this book perfectly set up the next book! And, that’s all I am going to say about that! *I was given a copy of this book by the publisher but I was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
LoraineN More than 1 year ago
This book had more action and setting changes. I found the descriptions and details about the two religions very interesting. I liked how the two Forces represented God and Satan. Normally when God is referenced in fantasy, it pulls me out of the story, but not with this story. I also liked that Damian and Selene finally fall in love. I grew to like Selene more in this one. She is more assertive. 4 1/2 stars. Full review is at my website. I received these books complimentary as a participant of the Prism book tour. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Flight of the Raven continues Morgan L Busse's The Ravenwood Saga. Selene Ravenwood is now in exile in the north and is, also, newly married to the man she was supposed to have killed, Lord Damien Maris. She is finding more and more about her gift of dreamwalking, which brings out the Dark Lady. Selene must find out where she belongs before it is too late. Flight of the Raven is a pretty good read. I enjoyed the first book of the saga, Mark of the Raven, and this one does not disappoint. I think i enjoyed this one even more! I do want to caution to the reader that it would be best to read this saga in order. It was great learning more about Damien in this one. I was intrigued with the story and I had no problem having it read in one sitting. Flight of the Raven gets four and a half stars from me. I can not wait to get my hands on the the third installment from The Ravenwood Saga. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Laura_Pol More than 1 year ago
Good thing I didn’t break my book gripping it that last 100 pages or so. What a turn of events! Like whew buddy! Prepare yourself! I struggled with starting Flight of the Raven because I had a *really* hard time connecting with Selene. It wasn’t until I kept reading that I realized how well the author wrote her character. She’s seemingly so cold to me, though she’s not really anywhere near that. Her growth in this story deeply reflects that on so many levels it left my heart aching. I’m VERY excited to see her continuing journey in book three as I think it’s going to be something deep and powerful. I also continued to love Damien’s character so much. And in fact, I can finally answer questions like “What character(s) is most like you?” or “What character(s) can you most relate to” by answering with Damien! I related to him so much in book one and only continued to relate to him in such a personal and heartfelt way. Things he told or shared with Selene reminded me of what I would say and just felt a joy to so deeply to relate to a character this strongly. Lastly, I’ll just quickly say (since this review is already so long) that I loved the marriage aspect in this story. It was fantastic! We definitely need more fictional stories like this, one of showing love bloom and couples desiring to know one another. Overall, I was moved by how this story affected me. I wasn’t quite expecting a roller coaster of emotions, but I enjoyed it and can’t wait to read more of Selene’s story! *Many thanks to the publisher for a complimentary copy. All thoughts expressed are my own and was not required to write a positive review.*
Faye_reviews More than 1 year ago
Picking up right where the last book left off, Selene is adjusting to her new life with her new husband, and continuing her quest to to find the reason behind her dreamwalking gift. With tensions mounting between the great houses and possible war on the horizon, she must choose if she will serve the Dark or the Light. Selene is courageous and brave leaving everything that she knew to blaze a new path for her and House Ravenwood. She faces the challenges of a new marriage, her growing unknown powers, and the conflict within for her soul. I admired her heart for others, and how even though she plays her cards close to her chest, she cares very deeply. I think my very favorite thing about this book was the relationship between Damien and Selene. It isn't easy, but Morgan Busse does an excellent job of shining a light on their ups and downs amongst the growing tensions and unknowns on the horizons. Damien is amazing, he deeply respects Selene and supports her even when he doesn't know if he can trust her or not, he bravely puts himself out there again and again. I loved how even though it would have been so easy to make him some perfect white knight in shining armor, he has his doubts and darks days too. I admired how his faith is a way of life for him and affects everything he does. Overall, a thrilling follow up to Mark of the Raven, it's rare that I like the middle book in a trilogy, as they often carry the "filler book stigma," but not this one, in in fact I like it more than the first book. In this book the stakes are raised, great risks are taken, there are satisfying beginnings as we see Damien and Selene come to trust each other, as well as a deeper more vulnerable side of Selene that she used to keep hidden. The characters are complex, and you know it's done right when you can sympathize with the villain. I had a very busy week when I read this book, yet I couldn't put it down and often read late into the night, the time and the pages just flew by and sometimes I forgot I was reading. I haven't read a fantasy series this amazing in a long time and it truly checks all of the boxes for me, fantastic plot, compelling balanced characters, great interaction, tension, secrets, actions, mounting stakes, explosive climax and strong faith imagery. You won't want to miss it! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
BethErin More than 1 year ago
My daughter is an enthusiastic fantasy fan while I tend to avoid the genre entirely (with the exception of Narnia and the Avenger movies) yet we both adore The Ravenwood Saga series! We were captivated by Damien and Selene as they navigated the uncertain waters of their (inconvenient) marriage of convenience. Damien donned his metaphorical shining armor through devotion, compassion, and love. Selene truly embodies the essence of a womanly warrior with her combination of intelligence, vulnerability, and strength. Despite the fact that these characters have supernatural powers, they also have flaws, fears, and doubts which makes them relatable and authentic. The medieval-esque practices of horseback riding, castle dwelling, swordsmanship, and social class structure especially appealed to my historical fiction loving heart and my daughter agrees while enthusiastically embracing the wyvern (which Google told me is a two-legged dragon). My daughter and I are both eagerly anticipating the conclusion of The Ravenwood Saga series while also hoping for multiple installments before that moment arrives. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
Laurie_Lucking More than 1 year ago
Flight of the Raven satisfied everything I was hoping for coming out of Book One. I enjoyed the opportunity to get to know Selene's character outside the darkness and confines of her family secret, with a nice balance of staying true to herself while experiencing a lot of growth. And Damien! *happy sigh* I absolutely fell in love with this guy in Mark of the Raven, and he didn't disappoint me one bit in the sequel. Strong, kind, vulnerable, a gentleman through and through - let's just say, when it comes to a marriage of convenience, Selene totally struck the jackpot :) The progress in their relationship came about very naturally and really showcased the beauty of marriages in which the spouses open up to each other and do their best to work as a team. Definitely my favorite aspect of the book! I also found it fascinating to get to know more about Selene's powers. She's already found one positive aspect of her gift, but the extent of what she can do is still shrouded in mystery so I can't wait to see where the author takes it in Book Three! It was sad but eye-opening to get to know Amara better in this book. She tugged on my heartstrings on more than one occasion, and her love for her little sister and strained relationship with her mom added a lot of context to her seemingly harsh exterior. And overall, I just relished the chance to spend more time in Busse's rich, vibrant story world, expanding to new places like Nor Esen and Lux Casta. Now I just have to wait for BookThree! *I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.*
FictionAficionado More than 1 year ago
The tension definitely ratchets up a notch in the second book in Morgan L. Busse’s Ravenwood Saga. I can safely say that if you enjoyed the first book in this series, you will want to get your hands on the second. In fact, you’ll probably want to get your hands on the third, too, but unfortunately we have to wait six months for that! This book starts right where the first left off: With Selene having fled Ravenwood, leaving her younger sister Amara to step in and try to fill Selene’s shoes both as a dreamwalker and, potentially, as the future head of House Ravenwood. The story also continues to follow Selene and Damien, who are trying to adjust to their new circumstances as well as prepare for the war they know is coming. I love the mix of personal and political tensions in this story. Fantasy isn’t a genre I dive into often, but when I do, I love to get a feel for the political tensions in the world that’s been created, and that’s done really well here. The tension between Selene and Damien had the potential to become angsty and riddled with mistrust and misunderstandings, but these potholes were completely avoided in favour of a much more nuanced tension that befitted the complexity of these two characters and their situation. But of all the elements in this story, I think I’m enjoying Selene’s personal journey the most. She has only been trained to use the dreamwalking gift for ill, but as she becomes more and more intrigued by the Light, she needs to find a new purpose, and I can’t wait to continue that journey with her into the final book in the series. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. This has not influenced the content of my review, which is my honest and unbiased opinion.
jess_baker_614 More than 1 year ago
Flight of the Raven really digs deeper into the Light, and shows a little bit more of what it is all about. The fight of good versus evil is more evident in this installment, and it brought me everything I wanted out of the story and more. I found myself reading at every free moment, and allowed Selene and Damien to overtake my world for awhile. Busse does such a wonderful job at bringing the story to the forefront. I think Christians will see this automatically, but I also think that for those that are not, it is evidenced enough to make them ask questions. At the same time, it is not in your face. The story is still a story, the characters are still intriguing, and the scenes are still surreal, fun and exciting. I think sometimes when I read a fantasy book, I purposefully seek out the story to see if it’s presented in a way I can easily see it. I also enjoy how different authors present it in a different way. I have to be honest, right now Busse is the top of list for me! Let’s talk about Selene and Damien. You really see their relationship blossom and grow here. It’s subtle, and sometimes painstakingly slow yet necessary. Here are two individuals that really saw a different future, but are bound together by circumstance. Yes, there are some trust issues. Yes, it seems like their families have two different purposes. And yes, you saw sparks in book one that continue here. But it is so much more than that. It’s honest, raw, emotional, and has readers on the edge of their seats. As if this isn’t reason enough to read, there were not one, but TWO surprises that came my way in this story. One of them I kind of assumed (I can’t say more or it’ll spoil it!), but looking back to things in book one and things earlier in this book, it really put certain things into perspective. The second surprise, well honestly, I wasn’t expecting it at all. And after I read that scene, I had to just sit there for a bit. It literally took my breath away. Part of me wonders what this means for book three, and part of me is still in shock over it happening in the first place! Good or bad, I love it when an author throws something at me I didn’t see coming. This series, it’s pretty amazing. The only downfall to reading book two now, is that I cannot wait for 2020 when book three comes out. I’m not sure I can make it that long! But the plus side is, I may just have to reread book one and two as a refresher. Selene and Damien’s story is something I could find myself enjoying over and over again, so I don’t think that’ll be a problem! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
NayDenise More than 1 year ago
I am such a fan of Mark of the Raven (the first book) that I knew I just NEEDED the sequel immediately after that insane and beautiful ending. The sequel picks up right where the first book ends. Morgan is such a phenomenal writer. She pulls me into the story and I feel like I'm in the setting with the characters as they interact. The first 10 chapters bored me because it was a lot of inner thought and descriptions, however once I got past chapter 10 I was HOOKED! Selene is now Grand Lady Maris. She is traveling home Grand Lord Damien to Nor Esen. These two deal with many internal conflicts and struggle with building a life together. Selene is still battling with herself, even more so now because she's trying to understand the dreamwalker gift. She is attracted to the Light, but is so used to being pulled by the Dark Lady. In this book she learns much about the Light and begins to seek after him for herself. Selene overcame a lot in the first book and continues to show her strength in the sequel. She never has a easy decision, but she always pushes forward when she wants to really give up. She has heart! I love her and finding out how powerful she was blew my mind!!! I was so happy for her. I can't wait to see how things progress for her as Grand Lady. Grand Lord Damien is the most amazing man ever! He has his doubts at first, but knowing the Light he continues to be a man of many great things. I love his heart for all people. I love how he helps and honors people. Damien has many things he had to deal with as well, but he overcame them. I love his words of wisdom as well. The romance was P E R F E C T. My entire book has mainly pink tabs because the romance was just superb. It was a slow burn and when they finally kissed I squealed! They actually loved one another despite how they married. I loved seeing them become true husband and wife and help one another. Learning together, growing together and eventually ruling together. They are just an awesome team. Lady Ragna is still a twisted woman. I hated her since book one, however, the final chapter I was able to somewhat understand her heart. She's a broken woman that allowed rules, tradition and her gift control her life and make her miserable. She needs help. Unfortunately, I'm still wishing for her demise cause she so damn evil OR I'd like to see the Light change her. Either way is find by me. The Dark Lady is crazy! All that stalking -- LOL -- she's crazy. She was determined to find and use Selene. She's a crazy one. I can't wait to see how she comes into play in the next book. Amara is such a broken girl seeking her mother's love. I feel bad for her, but also can't stand how she treats and thinks of Selene. I wish she had more time to work things out. I almost cried when her fall came, but I was glad she was able to understand the Light before it all ended. As great as this book was I have HIGH hopes for the third book. I am gushing over this saga and cannot wait for the release next year. I am loving everything that Damien and Selene stand for. The faith aspects in this book are just as amazing. I was pulled into every bit of wisdom Damien was giving and how it could be related back to scripture. This Christian fantasy is one that I highly recommend! There's magic, romance, relatable family problems and humor thrown in -- all while still giving some amazing encouraging words about God. Highly recommend!!!
amandainpa More than 1 year ago
After reading Mark of the Raven (which I loved and gave 5 stars to) I had to immediately dive into Flight of the Raven. Fantasy is one of my least read genres and I'm always a little bit nervous too read books in the genre because I'm afraid they'll be too "off the wall" for my tastes. This series is perfect for those who are new to fantasy because it definitely has fantasy elements (magical powers, shape shifting) but it doesn't stretch the reader's imagination too much (which I liked). The different houses and castles were very fun to read about and at times the story reminded me of some of my favorite historical fiction books about royal families. This book focuses a lot on the relationship between the two main characters. I loved seeing them get to know each other and learn about each other and found the romance very sweet.  The faith content in the story is subtle but also strong, depending on whether or not you're looking for it. I personally loved the references to The Light and enjoyed seeing one of the characters seek to learn more about the Light.  Overall, this book was excellent. It definitely left me excited to read the conclusion to this trilogy. I received this book to review from the publisher/author. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
j2starshine More than 1 year ago
Flight of the Raven is everything a second book needs to be. It's got intrigue, tension, and just the right ending to leave you satisfied yet wanting more. It begins where Mark of the Raven ends. Lady Selene must adjust to her new way of life as she searches for the true purpose of her gift of dreamwalking. Many fantasy stories that I've read feature quests and fast-paced action. Others burn slowly, building and developing into a beautiful story. The Ravenwood Saga is one such story. I look forward to the third book. I highly recommend it! **I received a copy of the book from the publisher in conjunction with the Prism Book Tour, my thoughts are my own. **
Madis Musings More than 1 year ago
Flight of the Raven is the eagerly-awaited sequel to Mark of the Raven, and an intense book that touches on aspects of guilt, good vs. evil, and salvation. I was intrigued with Amara’s POV, which the author did wonderfully in crafting her character – Amara’s struggles, desires, and ultimate (spoiler) death. But perhaps what I enjoyed most about this book is it’s unwavering salvation message: no matter who you are, no matter where you’ve come from, and no matter what you’ve done, you can always find the Light. *I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The rest of this review can be read at https://madismusingsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/flight-of-the-raven/
bookstoregal More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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.