Saturday, September 20, 2014

Raven: Episode 2 (Chronicles of Steele) by Pauline Creeden

Chronicles of Steele: Raven  (Episode 2)
By Pauline Creeden
Publisher: AltWit Press
Published: Sept. 6, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:

Episode 2 of a 4 part Steampunk Fantasy set in an alternate universe. For Captain Jack Grant, the hunt has just begun. Can he capture the elusive Raven Steele, or will she slip through his grasp? As both sides take on new alliances, they will find that one will be an honest partner, one will fall, and one will betray them all.

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 My Thoughts:

In this episode, we find Raven on the run with the Baron’s young brother Darius from Captain Jack Grant heading for the Wood Witch in hopes that the witch can cure Darius of his affliction.

We are beginning to see the development of the characters of Darius and Captain Jack Grant. Jack is not as brutal as the rest of the Baron’s men. There is a sense of mercy about him as well as a glint of admiration for Raven who could have killed them all but chose not to do so. As for Darius, though he is just 10, he is made of strong stuff and able to handle more than you would think a 10-year-old child could handle. He tells Raven to stop treating him like a child, to stop asking him if he understands, because of course, he does.  But how can you not want to wrap your arms around this child when he is crying and comfort him as Raven want to do?

If you like action, there’s plenty of that in this episode. It’s pretty much nonstop action. This episode is easy to read in one sitting because you won’t want to put it down anyway. I can’t wait for the third episode to come out because I need to know what happens next.

Pauline Creeden has made me a fan of steampunk. I rate Raven: Episode 2  5 stars out of 5. If you haven’t started yet, I recommend starting with Episode 1 since you won’t want to miss anything!

Thank you to the author who provided a copy of this episode in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. 

Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. 

Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and is now available as an audiobook. #1 Bestseller on Amazon in Christian Sci/Fi and Fantasy (October 2013)

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