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Seraph is a Raven mage who left behind her responsibilities for the love of the ex-soldier Tier. But when Tier disappears, Seraph must use her magic - and fulfill her ancestors’ oath to protect humanity from destruction.

©2011 Patricia Briggs (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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Book 1 of 2. Wishing for 3!

Fabulous narration. Top notch! As for the story, this is book one of two, a short fantasy series with wizards, elemental gods, specially gifted "Travelers" and some romance. I really bonded with the characters introduced in this book. They became real to me across the two books. Wish Briggs would write another book, making a trilogy of it. I want to see more of Seraph, Tier, Jes, Hennea, Lehr, Rinnie, Emperor Phoran the 26/27th, and his two loyal guards. I even loved the big black dog and the old war horse.

Heartwarming, engrossing, and fairly novel. Some grim scenes. Some black magic. Some bardic storytelling, song, and campfire camaraderie, to balance the darker bits.

My only gripe is that sometimes the author goes on too long, trying to explain how her magic works, what the "orders" are, who the gods are, etc. But that happens more in book 2 than in this book.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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delightful tale

doing her "creating worlds" with an interesting mix of characters: nasty, benevolent, powerful and mundane

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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wonderful

I wish it didn't end after two books but is incredible and a great read

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  • Jennifer
  • Bronx, NY, United States
  • 08-12-13

Slow Start - Entertaining

Where does Raven's Shadow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In a list of a top 10, it doesn't rank

What did you like best about this story?

It starts to become interesting when the resolution to the problem begins (trying not to give anything away)

What does Jennifer James Bradshaw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As with any narrator, you get to sit back and enjoy the story - just like it better then reading

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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Any additional comments?

Patricia Briggs spent too much time establishing the premise of the story in the beginning and it was hard to stay interested. Especially when establishing the bad relationship between Seraph and her husband's sister, considering it has no bearing on the actual story. If she couldn't gotten faster to the part of the shadowed priest and have gone from there it would've been better.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good classic fantasy

4/5/ 4 stars; A-

I read this book several years ago and enjoyed it so thought I'd buy the audiobook. It was worth it for this classic style fantasy written with Patricia Briggs skill in developing characters. Jennifer James Bradshaw did a good job on the narration.