Title: Raven’s Shadow
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Raven #1
Seraph is a Raven mage, and among the last of the Travelers that are trying to keep evil at bay. When her brother is killed she finds herself saved by ex-soldier Tier who takes her home. They build a life together but evil returns years later.
It has been years since I read this book so it was like I was reading it for the first time. This was a fascinating world with Travelers who have magical abilities associated with gods. It was a very unique magical system and I loved learning about it as the book went on. Seraph had amazing abilities, even if we don’t see as much as I was expecting of them. I feel like this family is still uncovering the extent of their abilities and we will see some amazing things in the next book with them.
Seraph and Tier’s story was slow at first but quickly picked up. Their relationship started as a marriage of convenience but you can tell by the end they truly care for each other. We don’t get a lot of declarations of love between them but you can tell from the way they talked about each other.
Their children were also great characters. I really enjoyed Lehr and Jes. They were great brothers and protective of their family. Their daughter Rinnie was cute but we don’t get a lot of her because she is still very young. All of them had fascinating abilities, which I hope we see more in the next book.
Overall, this was a fascinating fantasy book. I really love the concept of the Travelers and I found all the characters likeable, even Tier’s judgmental sister. I can’t wait to see what this family will do next and how they will deal with the shadow that was unleashed.