Review, Speculative Fantasy

Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse

Hi, reader friends! Today, we welcome author friend Morgan L. Busse to celebrate her newest release, Flight of the Raven, with a Prism Book Tours giveaway! If you’d like to check out my review of book 1, hop over to my post for Mark of the Raven.

about the book

Flight of the Raven
(The Ravenwood Saga #2)
By Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
April 30th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Selene Ravenwood, once the heir to House Ravenwood, is now an exile. On the run and free of her family’s destiny, Selene hopes to find the real reason her family was given the gift of dreamwalking. But first she must adapt to her new life as wife to Lord Damien Maris, the man she was originally assigned to kill.

While adjusting to her marriage and her home in the north, her power over dreams begins to grow. As the strongest dreamwalker to exist in ages, her expanding power attracts not only nightmares but the attention of the Dark Lady herself.

With a war looming on the horizon and a wicked being after her gift, Selene is faced with a choice: embrace the Dark Lady’s offer, or search out the one who gave her the gift of dreamwalking. One path offers power, the other offers freedom. But time is running out, and soon her choice will be made for her.

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my thoughts

Great books appeal to niche audiences, exceptional books like Flight of the Raven transcend beyond loyal genre readers and enthrall readers outside the boundaries of their reading comfort zone. My daughter is an enthusiastic fantasy fan while I tend to avoid the genre entirely (with the exception of Narnia and the Avenger movies) yet we both adore The Ravenwood Saga series!

We were captivated by Damien and Selene as they navigated the uncertain waters of their (inconvenient) marriage of convenience. Damien donned his metaphorical shining armor through devotion, compassion, and love (with a little nudge from Taegis.) Selene truly embodies the essence of a womanly warrior with her combination of intelligence, vulnerability, and strength.

Despite the fact that these characters have supernatural powers, they also have flaws, fears, and doubts which makes them relatable and authentic. The medieval-esque practices of horseback riding, castle dwelling, swordsmanship, and social class structure especially appealed to my historical fiction loving heart and my daughter agrees while enthusiastically embracing the wyvern (which Google told me is a two-legged dragon).

This series has definitely softened my reader heart towards the fantasy genre. My daughter and I are both eagerly anticipating the conclusion of The Ravenwood Saga series while also hoping for multiple installments before that moment arrives.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Morgan L. Busse is a writer by day and a mother by night. She is the author of the Follower of the Word series and the steampunk series The Soul Chronicles. She is a Christy and INSPY Award finalist and won the Carol Award in 2018 for best in Christian speculative fiction.

During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel.

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also available

Mark of the Raven
(The Ravenwood Saga #1)
By Morgan L. Busse
Christian Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 352 Pages
November 6th 2018 by Bethany House Publishers

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person’s dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate.

As she discovers her family’s dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family’s legacy–a legacy that supports her people–or seeking the true reason behind her family’s gift.

Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house.

One path holds glory and power, and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and execution. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path chosen?

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tour giveaway

One winner will receive print copies of Mark of the Raven, Flight of the Raven, and a $20 Amazon gift card
Two winners will receive print copies of Mark of the Raven and Flight of the Raven

US Only ends June 7, 2019

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Are you fantasy fans, reader friends? or do you enjoy the Medieval time period as I do? 

7 thoughts on “Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse”

  1. I’ve always wanted to read something in the Fantasy grenre. “Flight of the Raven” sounds like a terrific read to begin!


  2. Hallo, Hallo,…
    Happily dropping through the tour route to see what everyone has been discussing about the Ravenwood Saga as I found them so dearly unputdownable I wanted to carry on the discussion by seeing what everyone has has blogged!
    I am so dearly particular about the kind of Fantasy stories I want to be reading, this was just a perfect fit for what I was hoping to find out of both Dark Fantasy & High Fantasy worlds! The concept and the depth of centreing Busse was able to fuse into her story-line was what anchoured me into her world whilst it was the mercy, grace and redemption threads which elevated it for me as well.
    I loved the slow burn romance myself!! Selene and Damien are better people because they have each other in their lives – she was on a quest seeking the truth which was hidden from her purview and she needed to be healed due to the unfortunate influences of her family but with Damien, he needed to move past his own adverse past and find grace which I felt he never felt he ought to be receiving until he met Selene. They are two equals of a whole and finding their story was a #bookHUG of its own, truly!
    I am on such absolute pins — for “Cry of the Raven” – as I had first felt this was an on-going series rather than a trilogy… I don’t believe I’ll be ready to ‘let go’ of the series at that point. Truly though I am hoping its their youngest sister’s time to shine and to be brought into the foreground of the series. What a wonderful and thoughtful review… I hope you’ll visit with me and see if I shared something you picked up on as you were reading the series.


    1. I love your enthusiasm, Jorie! I’ll definitely drop by and see what you’re up to on your blog. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts here as well!


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