Sunday, February 15, 2015

THE RAVEN'S HEAD by Karen Maitland

The Raven's Head is an atmospheric novel set in the Middle Ages. The story revolves around three very compelling main characters, flipping point of view back and forth between these characters from chapter to chapter.
It is done deftly, and the author manages to involve you emotionally with the plight of all three before eventually merging their tales in a dark and exciting climax.

I had never read anything by this author, but was intrigued by the storyline. After reading this, I would definitely like to read her other books, and would recommend this story especially to lovers of tales of the supernatural. That being said, certain aspects of this novel were a bit too dark for me.  There is a main storyline with children that I found very disturbing at times. It adds to the horror of the dark magic and I don't want to take anything away from the story, only that for me on a personal level, I found that I did not look forward to those particular chapters.

I received this as an ARC. The Raven's Head will be published in MARCH 2015!

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