Saturday, October 1, 2011

My Lord Raven by Jan Scarbrough

Bran ap Madog, bastard son of a Welsh prince, has devoted his life to serving the English king. At Edward's behest, he nourishes his reputation for savagery, taking as his badge the raven, a scavenger bird that feeds off rotting spoils. He wants, as his reward for service, the hand of a wealthy wife, as well as the land and power she will bring to his bed.

When her father and twin brother are murdered, Lady Catrin Fitzalen sets out to learn the truth about the awful rumors. Were they killed by the king’s own champion, the vicious King’s Raven? She will do anything to protect her remaining family, including switching places with her cousin when the king forces the pious girl into marriage with his wicked champion.

Reviewer: BlackTulip
A very important thing that I have to find to really appreciate a book, is accuracy in the details and the settings; well in My Lord Raven I found it. I must say that the medieval background is very well depicted and full of atmosphere. I read it in two nights and had a hard time putting it down the first one!

You won't find any dull moments in this book and you'll be eager to unravel the mystery behind the murders of Catrin's family. There is a very palpable and well built tension from the start between the two main characters of Catrin and Raven. Both are very believable and little by little like Catrin, you too will discover the true nature of the Raven.

I loved this book from start to finish. It's definitely a keeper. I give it a 4.5.

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Sondra said...

You simply can't go wrong with this author. Another one of hers I would recommend is Tangled Memories.

Grace Greene said...

My Lord Raven sounds fascinating. I'll have to read it. Thanks for the recommendation.

Unknown said...

This is an excellent book. Highly recommended.

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