An inspiring finale: Cry of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga Book #3) by Morgan L. Busse

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about the book....

Wife. Warrior. Lady of Two Worlds.

As War Looms, Will Her Power Be Enough to Save the Ones She Loves?

Lady Selene Ravenwood has come into her full power as a dreamwalker--a power greater than any in history. She embraces her new role as Nightwatcher, able to intercede for her people in the dream world, but the dark shadow of war draws ever closer.

Working together, the Great Houses come up with a plan to secure the borders from the approaching Dominia Empire. But dissension, conflict, and suspicion threaten to destroy their tenuous treaty, and as the empire burns a path across their lands, Damien Maris starts to lose his ability to raise the waters, leaving the lands vulnerable to the empire's attacks.

The only one who can keep the Great Houses unified and restore her husband's power is Selene. But it will require that she venture deep into the dream world to confront the enemies of her past who will do anything to stop her power. Will it be enough, or will both worlds fall under the empire's might?

my review....

The third novel of the Ravenwood Saga series is a sweeping, exciting finale that captivated me from start to finish! Since the moment I first cracked open the cover of the first novel, I have been utterly intrigued by the prospect of a world where people have special powers to walk through people's dreams, control water to form a protective shield, or a variety of other special abilities designed to unite kingdoms and overcome darkness. This novel brought the characters to their full potential and displayed these powers in fascinating ways.

As much as I enjoyed the first two books in the series, "Cry of the Raven" was my favorite novel so far, one of those epic novels that mounts towards an all-out final battle where the powers of good and evil collide. I think I most appreciated that this is not one of those novels that hinges entirely on one hero or heroine. Don't get me wrong! As with the prior two stories, Selene and Damien each play vital roles in this novel and without them the downfall of the Great Houses would be all but certain. But at the same time it's about far more than them, each person playing a role that's also important And best of all it's about the Light, sustaining and comforting them all and working in ways they all can't even imagine. As we all battle in the real world with the impacts of Covid-19, I found the truths the author brings forth in the story to be truly inspiring, where much like the Light in this story I can trust that God has a perfect plan and his comfort and peace are available to all. As I drew to the final pages of the book, I couldn't help but wish for more!

"Cry of the Raven" is a wonderful conclusion to what has been a breath-taking series, one that I have thoroughly enjoyed, along with my teen daughters. If you haven't yet had the chance to delve into this series, then definitely start with book one and enjoy the journey! As for Cry of the Raven, I award this novel a high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

about the author....

Morgan L. Busse
Morgan L. Busse ( is the author of the Follower of the Word series and the steampunk series, The Soul Chronicles, the second book of which, Awakened, won the 2018 Carol Award for Speculative fiction. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel. She and her family live in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Visit her online at

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