The Raven Falconer Chronicles

The Raven Falconer Chronicles

by Dennis F. Larsen


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ISBN-13: 9781499311419
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Dennis F. Larsen grew up in Brigham City, Utah, a small town set into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. He attended Utah State University before graduating from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon with a Doctorate of Optometry degree in May of 1987. He has worked as an Optometrist in an Edmonton, Alberta group practice since that time.

Dennis was married to his hometown sweetheart, Holly, in 1981 and they have four children, as well as a golden retriever, Hannah. In recent years their lives have been blessed with the addition of in-laws and grandchildren.

Thrillers, with a gritty edge, appeal to this author more than other genres but he looks forward to exploring different avenues, as ideas present themselves. He has currently completed three novels: With Cruel Intent (Southern Crime), The Living Hunger - Book #1 (Post-Apocalyptic), and The Raven Falconer Chronicles (Viral Pandemic). His next project will be to complete The Living Hunger Series.

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EDL85 More than 1 year ago
“The Raven Falconer Chronicles” is a zombie apocalypse novel set in the wilds of Canada, where aspiring author Raven has taken a vacation to a cabin to get some writing done (ironically, it’s a novel about zombies). Unfortunately for Raven, her friends, and her family, what seems like a figment of imagination is about to become reality—a deadly virus is sweeping Canada, and if the victim survives, all higher brain function is shut down, leaving them only with a violent, lusting hunger. However, these aren’t your average shambling zombies—they form packs and are capable of both cunning and cruelty for sport, and those led by biathlon Nathan Edwards are the scariest of all. Raven’s three roommates risk life and limb to get out of the city and to her, and their troubles are just beginning, as they must fend off both those who have turned and those who haven’t but are power hungry in the wake of the fall of civilization, including the volatile self-appointed chief of a Native American tribe. I love horror, and the zombie subgenre is one of my favorites because it has so many possibilities for creativity in plot. “The Raven Falconer Chronicles” not only puts a new twist on the zombie book, but is exceptionally well-written and action-packed. I liked the idea of zombies who could be kept fairly docile if they’re fed—but who seem to evolve over time and exhibit mindful evil, which is much scarier than an undead creature who is just driven by a need for flesh. The fact that they organized under a leader made it even more chilling. The other high points of this novel are the characters and the setting. The four women all have well-developed and distinct personalities, and over the course of the story you come to like and appreciate how their different strengths complement each other; I also really liked Ziggy (an officer who joins them). Choosing the Banff National Park as the setting not only contrasts the natural beauty of Canada with the horror of an epidemic, but also allows the group of survivors to face natural dangers as well—from bears to icy roads, which adds another layer of suspense. Recommended to readers who enjoy horror novels, especially in the zombie subgenre, that are full of action, thoughtful characterization, and chilling scenes that remain with you long after the tale is done.