Book Reviews

Book Review: The Raven Coven, by Emma Miles.

A fantastic second book to The Raven Tower, this book by Emma Miles, begins straight off continuing on with the story of Kesta and Jorrun. These two were fantastic characters in the first book and have developed even further into unforgettable in the second. After the destruction of Chem, which Jorrun and Kesta along with Osun had instigated they returned to their prospective homes. However, it isn’t long before they find how much turmoil has occurred due to their actions. Many innocent lives are lost, and those who now have power positions, are abusing their positions. It is up to Jorrun and Kesta to attempt to change things for the better.

As its predecessor, The Raven Coven is a well written book with interesting and inspiring characters. It is easy to read, but not written in a way that makes it simple. The storyline is fresh and compelling and I found this to be even more so in this book than the first. I have found it quite difficult to put down in some places! Especially when Jorrun is strangely affected by a mysterious god, and Kesta begins teaching the Coven of the Raven.

I have to admit Kesta’s character remains my favourite. She is strong and powerful and knows what she wants. She has morals and ethics, but she doesn’t lack in empathy or compassion either. She is a natural leader and does well in her role. Her relationship with Jorrun continues to grow as does her love for him. It is quite interesting to watch their relationship develop.

Overall, I feel this is a great book in what’s looking to be quite and exciting series. I have enjoyed the storyline very much and I believe anyone interested in the Epic Fantasy genre would enjoy this book. I recommend this book to anyone of the young teenage age group and older. I give this book a rating of 9/10 stars.

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