Book Review

Raven Storm – Emma Miles

I am joining the blog tour for the latest instalment in one of my favourite book series, the Fire-Walker series by Emma Miles. Read on for all the details on the third book in this brilliant fantasy series, Raven Storm. Many thanks to Emma for providing me with a copy of the book, and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of the tour.

BLURB:

Fear walks with those in power.

Divided, the land of Chem hangs in the balance. In the west the Ravens seek to bring safety to women, and an end to slavery. In the east the remaining covens cling to their power, refusing to give up their way of life to foreign invaders. Across both lands the priests whisper and plot, their gods a shadowy threat hanging over them all.

To protect their young family, Kesta and Jorrun have made their home in the Raven Tower of Elden. Unable to abandon their responsibility or friends, they remain embroiled in the fight to the north. Whilst peace and friendship blossom between the Fulmers, Borrows and Elden, the arrival of strangers turns the court of Taurmaline upside down. 

The history of the Fire-walkers is about to catch up with them, and the Fire-spirit’s truth will be revealed.

PURCHASE LINKS:

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Raven Storm text ebook

REVIEW:

I am sure I have said this before, but each book I read by Emma Miles is better than the one before, with each new release becoming my new favourite of her books, and Raven Storm is no exception. We rejoin Kesta and Jorrun, and their friends and family, six years on from the end Raven Coven and whilst life seems calm at Northold, it remains a different story in Chem. Just when you think you know where the biggest danger is going to come from in this book, a new challenge emerges as Emma Miles adds another unknown land to her repertoire, as visitors from Galadan bring their own customs and beliefs, together with a new threat to the more familiar lands. The world building that develops with each book is incredibly rich and varied, and makes me want to run away with Temerran on the Undine to visit each different land.

I had forgotten just how much Azra, the young fire-spirit, makes me smile. His enthusiastic approach to everything he does, and his unfailing loyalty to Jorrun and his family never fail to cheer me up. It’s a tough call because I love so many characters in this series, but I really think he is my favourite across all the books.

As well as being reunited with old favourites, we are introduced to a whole new cast of characters in this book. Of these, my favourite has to be brave little Arridia and I hope we see her grow fully into her powers in future books.

As with the previous books in the series, Raven Storm moves through the points of view of a number of characters. It is a book that leads you down the slippery path of reading “just one more chapter” before bed, but then this leads to another and another as the changes of viewpoint pull you to different points of the action as the characters battle for their very survival on multiple fronts.

I am excited to see what Emma Miles can possibly produce next that could usurp Raven Storm as my favourite of her books!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Raven Storm AuthorI often get asked when I knew I was a writer; the answer is always. A writer is what I am, it’s in my soul. There have been times in my life when I couldn’t write, and times when my writing has been the only thing that kept me going. I think I always longed for something deeper from life, something more meaningful, and I found it in my imagination and in the music of words.

It was poetry which first caught my attention, and whilst my younger cousins called for ghost stories it was animals I first wrote of. I think I gravitated toward fantasy because of the freedom it gives, I could create my own worlds and decide my own rules. My Wind’s Children trilogy was born from an image that came to me whilst daydreaming, of a young man sitting alone below a bridge. I didn’t know who he was; it turns out neither did he, but we found out together.

I’m now working on my seventh book and love writing more than ever, it’s an addiction, an obsession, but one I now share with my wonderful writing family. My beta readers, my editor, and you, my readers, having you with me on my journey means the world to me.
I write as much as I can around work, but I also try to squeeze in a ridiculous amount of hobbies! I’m a wildlife photographer and do a little archery. I paint, sculpt with clay, withies and driftwood, preferring to be outdoors if I can. I still have a love for the theatre, having started out in life studying backstage crafts, and a great love for language. I speak a little French, Romanian and Italian, ma non molto bene!

Thanks for reading this. If you read any of my books and love them, please come say hello and tell me, you’d be surprised at how much that means to an author.

Take care of yourself.
Em x

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