Shadow of the Raven

Shadow of the Raven

Shadow of the Raven Ambassador Edric Saran is having an uncommonly rough year Living as an exile in Tressia the city of his ancestral enemies he s surrounded by a bodyguard he doesn t trust and expected to do a job th

  • Title: Shadow of the Raven
  • Author: MatthewWard
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ambassador Edric Saran is having an uncommonly rough year Living as an exile in Tressia, the city of his ancestral enemies, he s surrounded by a bodyguard he doesn t trust, and expected to do a job that no one least of all Edric himself takes very seriously When Edric becomes the chief suspect in a murder, he and a young noblewoman join forces in order to bring the rAmbassador Edric Saran is having an uncommonly rough year Living as an exile in Tressia, the city of his ancestral enemies, he s surrounded by a bodyguard he doesn t trust, and expected to do a job that no one least of all Edric himself takes very seriously When Edric becomes the chief suspect in a murder, he and a young noblewoman join forces in order to bring the real killer to account But Edric soon realises the murder was only one strand in a tangled web of mortal and immortal scheming Hunted by the law, and pursued by vengeful servants of half forgotten gods, Edric soon learns that there s at stake than clearing his name Will he discover the truth before the Shadow of the Raven descends upon the world, and the war between the living and the dead begins

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    I don't understand why more folk aren't talking about this? I really really enjoyed it - so much so that I've just started the second which only just released.It's fast paced with a lot going on, both mystery and action, and humour! There's a brilliantly diverse cast in this fantasy story, which is largely set in one city, but does delve out later in the book - as well as delving elsewhere, but I won't give anything away on that.The bad guys keep you guessing as to whether they're really bad or [...]

    Robert Charles asked me to read his book "Shadow of the Raven". It's about Edric Saran, a foreign ambassador, investigating the death of a friend and through that getting involved with supernatural happenings such as crossing between dimensions and conflicts between deities. I will examine plot, characters, and polish, and then assign a grade. PLOTThis is a growing plot. The way that it builds upon itself from the murder of a scholar to a titanic cross world climax is impressive. It's like you l [...]

    I'm always on the lookout for new fantasy authors and I think Robert Charles may be one to keep an eye on. Shadow of the Raven began with a burst of fast paced action and the hint of a mystery that hooked me straight in, and then continued to roll out a good story that kept me intrigued as to how all the pieces of the puzzle fitted together right to its epic ending. A good fantasy book that matches its pace and action with strong character development, and a world setting that promises to keep o [...]

    I really enjoyed reading Shadow of the Raven. What caught my attention was the witty, self-depreciating narrative of Edric Saran, the lead character. For me this was a refreshing change from some of the fantasy novels I've previously read where our hero can do no wrong. This book has heroes, Gods, magic, enemy states, adventure, humoured I say more?

    This is a fantasy book which uses fantasy just how I like it: as a backdrop and twists behind the main characters, their drives, interactions and personalities. Key for me liking this book are the very broad range of characters quickly established as believable people. I was interested in them, enjoyed the dialogue with very well observed moments of humour/romance/confrontation and kept reading frantically to watch them develop and move through the narrative. Matthew Ward has a great knack for w [...]

    Superb. Sharp, darkly witty and well written.Fresh fantasy, that's not the stock confused dark ages is hard to come by. This feels more like gothic/renaissance and actually understands it's setting. (I'm sick of fantasy writers using modernisms in their pseudo medieval world).First person writing is also quite uncommon in fantasy, I find. This gave me a real chance to get to know our protagonist, Edric Saran, and more to the point actually experience how the terrifying events in Shadow of the Ra [...]

    Note: The author sent me a copy of this novel for review (*waves*), fully knowing that I am not the easiest reviewer and that I can be tough on things. However, this did not in any way affect my rating or review.I waffled for a bit between two and three stars for this (other ratings systems are different-- is so odd that way). However, my consideration for how much I enjoyed the book bumped this up to a 3 (solid 4, for reference).I haven't read epic high fantasy like this in a while. Most of [...]

    Took me a while to get through this but that was due to lack of time on my part- This is a fast paced book and probably feels quite a quick read as its written from a singular point of view, rather than the multiple pov's you tend to get used to in the Fantasy genre. Anyway, I would happily recommend this book and have started on book 2 already. It centres around Edric, an exiled prince acting as an ambassador to a country traditionally the enemy of his own , finds himself embroiled in a murder [...]

    Exiled to the home of his ancestral enemies to take a position even he considers a joke, Ambassador Edric Saran finds his already unwanted job made harder when he becomes the prime suspect for a murder case. Hunted through the streets with little but his wits and an unlikely ally as his only defences, he soon finds that clearing his name is but the first step in a far deadlier task…This is a first-person narrative, and the manner in which we see the world through Saran’s eyes is the book's g [...]

    This was a decently written book but the characters didn't hold my interest and felt flat to me. Also I have a personal grudge against plots involving evil from hell, underworld, other realmwhat ever you call it. Hell beings do seem to be very popular on books and TV. The only evil dead I enjoy are in the comedic tales like Preacher or Ash and

    Fantasy readers listen upI just completed SotR and it was nothing short of stellar. I AM A HUGE FAN!Edric was a beautifully flawed hero and the supporting cast was very well drawn. Matthew managed to avoid every tired character trope and created some wonderful new fantasy castes. I particularly liked the strawjacks and the stone lions.The magic system was simple and believable. The battle and fight scenes were gripping but not overwrought. The dialogue was concise with no ridiculous accents, unp [...]

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