ARC provided by the publisher—Orbit—in exchange for an honest review.
Ravencaller by David Dalglish
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Series: The Keepers (Book #2 of 3)
Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy
Pages: 576 pages (UK paperback edition)
Published: 19th March 2020 by Orbit (UK) & 17th March 2020 by Orbit (US)
There is no lull moment in Ravencaller, this action-packed sequel brings well-written morally grey characters and bloody macabre into one package.
First of all, I’m usually not a fan of sudden cover changes in the middle of a series, but this is, in my opinion, one of those rare cases where the new cover artist did a better job than the previous artist. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the cover art of Soulkeeper, but I LOVE the cover art of Ravencaller that’s done by Paul Scott Canavan; it looked spectacular, and it’s more fitting for the series. Second, look at the Ravencaller in the cover art, it reflects what’s written in the text of this book and—this is very important—it reminded me of Eileen the Crow from one of my favorite games: Bloodborne! Lastly, I know I mentioned last year in my Soulkeeper review that I’m going to read more of Dalglish’s books, especially his Shadowdance series, I’m ashamed to say that I wasn’t able to achieve this yet. After reading Ravencaller, it’s even more evident that I HAVE to read Dalglish’s Shadowdancer series because this sequel was even better than the first book which I already highly praised.
“Humans have always been reactionary creatures obsessed with the present, ignorant of the past, and fearful of the future.”