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...
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Mark of the Raven Reviews
The story is set in a world that is ruled by seven family lines called the Great Houses. Each of the Houses has a gift that they can use to assist them in governing their regions and with defense against an invasion from the Dominia Empire. Our protagonist is Lady Selene of House Ravenwood and she is next in line in her family to receive their gift and thus begins a great adventure in this nearly 350-page volume.
The opening scene introduces an integral element of the story but its setti ...more
In Morgan Busse's latest fantasy novel, she explores the life of a woman, a dreamwalker, as she learns about her new gifts and it's purpose in a world that is on the brink of war, both internally and from the outside. Filled with political intrigue, subterfuge, and betrayal, this tale drags the reader along for a unique experience.
Although there were some spots throughout the book that were a little slow for my tastes, the story continued to pick up the pace, and by the end I was on the edge of ...more
I'm not a big fantasy reader, but the description of this one sounded so intriguing that I just had to try it! I loved this book, it was such a great read! I immediately liked the main character, Selene, and immensely enjoyed this first part of her journey from the darkness to the Light! I loved the author's writing style, and I loved that the pace of the novel was a bit on the faster side, I love stories that have a faster pace and that I don't want to put down, Mark of the Raven was de ...more
"The Mark of the Raven" is the first in a brand new fantasy series from Morgan L. Busse. This was my first time reading this author, but as I thoroughly enjoyed my recent reread of Sharon Hinck's Sword of Lyric series, I decided to take a leap of faith that this might be up my alley, too.
Lady Selene is the heir to House Ravenwood, one of the seven Great Houses in this realm. Our story opens as Selene receives her gift - a secret ability that has been passed on to Ravenwood women for generations. ...more
This book intrigued me. I enjoy fantasy and wanted to try this one. I'll admit, I was hooked. Hooked to the point that I stayed up late many nights. Selene and Damien are interesting characters. I want to know more. I liked them both, but I really want more. I want to know more about the different gifts that the houses have. I want to find out what will happen next.
I guess that you can say I'm anxious for the next book.
I received a copy from the publisher in order to share my honest opinion. My ...more
Sent a copy from the publisher for review.
Finished this book 20 mins before it's release day and all I can say is oh my...this was absolutely fantastic! This is an awesome read for fans of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I went into this book with no real expectations. I just knew that the synopsis sounded amazing and it's a Christian fantasy so I was intrigued by that. This surprisingly blew me away. This is my first read from Morgan Busse and I will definitely be reading more from her.
This is book number one in Morgan L. Busse’s newest fantasy series, but don’t let the category deter you—this book will appeal to a variety of readers. Action, mystery, and the possible beginnings of romance are included in this read.
Selene is a dreamwalker—she can enter people’s dreams and discover their secrets and fears. Her mother wants Selene to use her power to manipulate others to the will of their house, but Selene fights it—or tries to—by telling herself not to feel.
All of houses in the ...more
I was able to read this one during an ice storm, and what a fantastic read it was! I was really impressed by this and I know it’ll be something I will recommend to lots of readers of all ages. The worldbuilding was excellent, but the plotline surprised me (hard to do for a mystery author!). I enjoyed that there wasn’t an over-emphasis on romance and that it dealt more with ethical dilemmas relating to Serena’s gift. I can’t wait to get to know the well-developed characters even more in book 2! H ...more