~The novella-length sequel to Master of Crows~
During a foray into the woods of Neith, Martise stumbles upon a ruined temple and reawakens not only a power she thought lost, but also something far more malevolent. An ancient darkness, imprisoned in an eternal cage, sees a chance at freedom in a woman once held in bondage.
Desperate to save her, the Master of Crows will break the barriers of time and worlds to challenge an entity born of forgotten magic and the remnants of souls—a demon king who once led hordes of the damned across the face of the world.
The destroyer of gods will battle the destroyer of men to reclaim her and discover a truth the keepers of history once conspired to conceal.
A tale of revelation and redemption.
About the Author
Grace Draven is an author and Louisiana native living in Texas with her husband, three smalls and a big doofus dog. She has lived in Spain, hiked the Teton Mountains, honeymooned in Scotland, ridden in competition rodeo and is the great great granddaughter of a Nicaraguan president. She also hates doing laundry and refuses to iron anything. Grace has loved storytelling since forever. She published her first short story with Amber Quill Press and has since written several other tales. A love of the bad boy in fiction always inspires her.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Twisting, turning, tantalizing... and terrific! DISCLOSURE: I received The Brush of Black Wings (TBoBW) as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. No bribes or gifts were requested or received for this review. “…The Master of Crows was a caustic, temperamental man with a razor tongue and no hesitation in using it to flay someone bloody. Sometimes though, he blunted its edge a little, offering a sharp wit instead that encouraged a laugh…” The long, eagerly anticipated sequel to Master of Crows (MoC) has finally arrived and will soon be in wide release to the general public. Fans of Ms Draven's wonderful stories will enjoy this novella, which takes place at Neith a few years after the events of MoC. Without getting too much into the details, suffice it to say that little did Neith's inhabitants suspect that Martise's early wintry morning's mushroom-picking jaunt would turn into a terrifying encounter with a ghostly presence and the opening of a gate to an unknown half-world. What follows is the subtly portrayed deep-seated love between the former apprentice and her master, as well as between the couple, their magefinder Cael, and servant Gurn, as well as the suspense of determining who and/or what is driving the events Martise is experiencing. However, once a portion of the puzzle unravels, the mystery deepens even more. Nothing is what it appears, least of all… a wraith king. There is a scene in which Martise is having a nightmare; it brought to vivid life for me the Nazgul in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Lest anyone think I’m comparing TBoBW to LotR, I’m emphatically not because the books and worlds are very different, but the description within the nightmare instantly made me think of the Nazgul. I think readers will be more than pleasantly surprised at the tantalizing twists and turns TBoBW takes. If there is any disappointment to be had, it is that TBoBW is not a full novel, but that is a minor quibble in the scheme of things, especially as Ms Draven has promised more books in this series.