Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Flight of the Ravens by Chris Butler
A dark force has risen in 19th century Amsterdam. Elizabeth saw her best friend consumed by it. She is afraid her soul was tainted that day. Huginn lost his son to it, and his wife to madness. He is a man with secrets, his past shrouded in mystery. The darkness retreated into hiding, but soon it will return. Elizabeth and Huginn must unite against it, to fight for Amsterdam's survival and for the eternal soul of Huginn's only mortal son.
(Synopsis from Goodreads.)
Horror isn't usually a genre that I read a lot of. However, I do love paranormal. It happens to be one of my favorite genres. The Flight of the Ravens is a mixture of both. Both genres combined with an awesome story line made this a really enjoyable book.
I loved mostly everything about Flight of the Ravens. The plot was suspenseful. It had me turning pages, wanting to know what would happen next. There were a couple parts where it got kind of boring. That only lasted for a page or two before the plot picked up again. I also appreciated how the author wove mythology into the story line. It made the plot even more intriguing. I wish we had been able to get a glimpse into Odin's reaction to what the ravens told him.
I greatly enjoyed the characters. Elizabeth was a great female main character. I loved how determined she was. She also had amazing determination and willpower. It made her an admirable character. As I just finished taking a Psychology class last semester, I thought it was really cool the way the author incorporated Freud into the plot. I enjoyed it when he handed Huginn his manuscript on dream interpretation.
Other than a couple slow parts in the book, I really enjoyed The Flight of the Ravens. I can't wait to read more of Chris Butler's works in the future. I am interested to see what he comes up with next. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys historical fiction with a darker twist.
I give The Flight of the Ravens: 4/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.