Flight of the Raven Blog Tour


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Today I have the pleasure of spotlighting Morgan Busse’s The Ravenwood Saga. I loved both of the currently released books in the series, and I can’t wait for book 3!

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Flight of the Raven
(The Ravenwood Saga #2)
By Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
April 30th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

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.

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My Review:

I pre-ordered the audiobook and literally set aside the audiobook I was listening to so I could jump into this one right away. After the sort of cliff hanger ending of the last book, I’ve been impatiently counting down to this book.

This book was a bit different than what I was expecting, yet in some ways it was exactly what I was expecting. It had less action than the last book. Really only the ending had anything like the danger and tense scenes of the first book. I was expecting a lot of Damien and Selene falling in love and growing as people, and that’s exactly what I got and it was really well done and sweet and adorable.

Even though this book was in many ways slower than the first book, I still couldn’t stop listening. The struggle inside Selene is very compelling and Amara’s struggles were a good parallel.

There were a few doctrinal things I didn’t agree with, but overall I appreciated the Christian aspect of the book.

The ending was the best part of the whole book. Tense and heart-wrenching and totally sets up a dramatic finale in the third book. I’m already starting a countdown to the release of book 3

Other Books in the Series

Mark of the Raven
(The Ravenwood Saga #1)
By Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
November 6th 2018 by Bethany House Publishers

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person’s dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate.

As she discovers her family’s dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family’s legacy–a legacy that supports her people–or seeking the true reason behind her family’s gift.

Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house.

One path holds glory and power, and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and execution. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path chosen?

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My Review:

This book is amazing! Of course, I knew it would be since I’ve adored every single novel this author has ever written!

This one started off slow. But the sort of slow where the plot and worldbuilding are unfolding like a flower, one petal at a time. Just at the moment when I wasn’t sure where this was going, stuff started happening, deceptions upon deceptions and betrayals and plots and planned assassinations, and everything just got tense and crazy.

The worldbuilding is well done. Each of the Houses had their own personalities, and the author does a great job of writing clearly during the scenes where multiple houses are together and a great number of characters are introduced so that even someone like me who struggles with names didn’t get confused.

Damien was my favorite character from the moment he stepped on the page. His introduction in this book is simply epic. Gave me chills. I still think one scene with him early on is my favorite in the whole book for how spine-chillingly awesome it is.

Selene was also a really, well-done character. It would’ve been too easy for her to feel whiny or too passive, but the author does a great job of making the reader root for her.

This is a great start to this new series, and now I am even more eager for book two!

Also, I read most of this book via audiobook, and the audiobook version is well done. The narrator does a really good job!

About the Author

Morgan L. Busse 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. She is a Christy and INSPY Award finalist and won the Carol Award in 2018 for best in Christian speculative fiction. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel.

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2 thoughts on “Flight of the Raven Blog Tour

  1. Jorie June 1, 2019 / 10:45 pm

    Hallo, Hallo,..

    Happily conversing with everyone connected to the Ravenwood Saga this weekend — mostly as I can’t get enough of the story, the world and the characters! It is wonderful seeing everyone’s POV on the central theme and narrative whilst it is a nice chance to carry forward the discussion of a story I haven’t quite let go of yet myself! If you want to visit with me afterwards you’ll find that I blogged about both MARK + FLIGHT for the blog tour.

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    About FLIGHT:

    I saw another reader loved the audiobook for this series – I might look into those to re-visit the series before CRY is released next year but for now, I was simply thankful I could read these back to back in order to get into the rhythm of what was happening to Selene and Damien. I do regularly listen to audiobooks which is why it was nice some you were giving your thoughts about those editions.

    See for me this was a beautiful story because it broke tradition – I didn’t read it as a Christian Fantasy novel but rather an alternative spirituality Fantasy – especially as this world is hinged in division between the Dark Lady and the Light; they have their own precepts and the only thing that bothered me is when Busse broke the 4th wall and tried to fuse this world’s heritage into our own as that was a bit of a leap for me as they had their belief system and we have ours; for Fantasy, you know going in that its going to be different than reality so that was the only wrinkle I had personally. I’m not sure which section/sequence you were referencing as being a wrinkle for you – however, at least we both felt hugged inside the story’s arc and enjoyed our visit therein.

    I was a bit surprised you didn’t mention the hard road Amara had to walk and how her thread of the journey had such a marked increase in difficulty from Selene. I also liked how Busse carried forward the slow burn romance for Damien and Selene – how she left a lot of the components of the story to the reader to decide upon and of course, the ways in which Lady Ravenwood continued to choose the darker route to live.

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    Now on MARK:

    I was deeply attached to Selene at the very beginning, mostly because of how oppresive her life was under her mother’s rule. For me, switching into the POV for Damien was a bit difficult at first because I did not want Selene to fall behind (so to speak). I appreciated Damien, don’t get me wrong – as he was in part the main reason Selene gave herself permission to heal and both their story-lines move us towards the underlying message of grace, mercy and redemption which I found wicked uplifting!

    The visuals and the ways in which the House gifts presented themselves was just awe-inspring and so too were the internal conflicts of all the lead and supporting characters as this was a multi-dimensional dramatic story. I just wish this wasn’t going to end on a trilogy as for me there is so much more to be disclosed and discussed.

    // Thankful I came through the tour route and read your reflections. It does lead-in to a discussion and it is fascinating I think how each of us has a different interpretation of the whole.

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  2. Zoe B. June 2, 2019 / 10:55 am

    I have been DYING to read this series!! It sounds absolutely amazing😆

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