Happy Friday and almost March! March is my birthday month, so I’m always excited when it comes around. 😊
There are so many wonderful books I’ve read that I want to share with you all, but the ones that stick out in my mind the most are the three books of The Ravenwood Saga by Morgan L. Busse. I just finished Cry of the Raven, the third installment of the trilogy, a few weeks ago and felt such a sense of catharsis and love for the characters in Busse’s story.
The first book, Mark of the Raven, begins when Lady Selene, heir to the Great House of Ravenwood, discovers that she has the power to dreamwalk. Selene is able to enter and manipulate a person’s dream without them knowing. While the other great houses use their powers for good, House Ravenwood uses their gift to assassinate their enemies. But conflict arises when Selene is tasked to murder Lord Damien, the one man who could bring peace between the houses.
I won’t go into any more explanation because spoilers! But I was so encouraged by Busse’s writing. She wove a beautiful story full of action, adventure, romance and humor with a deep overarching plot that pulls at your heart and soul. The questions Lady Selene asks are questions I have asked. The struggles and turmoil she endures, I have experienced similar ones.
The reason I began writing was because I couldn’t find any book with a great message and a great story. The Ravenwood Saga accomplishes both of these with flair. Though I wish these were published when I was a teen, I’m so glad I was able to enjoy them as an adult.