Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Ed McDonald’s debut Blackwing was one of my favorite reads last year.  I’m not the only one who thinks so—Blackwing is on the shortlist for the Gemmell Awards Morningstar Award.  I’m not a big fan of Grimdark, but Blackwing was “Grimdark with hope,” and that makes all the difference.  It is also a damn fine book by any measure.  Ravencry is the sequel to Blackwing.  I’m really looking forward to this one, even if I don’t have a review copy.

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings.

For Ryhalt Galharrow, working for Crowfoot as a Blackwing captain is about as bad as it gets – especially when his orders are garbled, or incoherent, or impossible to carry out. The Deep Kings are hurling fire from the sky, a ghost in the light known only as the Bright Lady had begun to manifest in visions across the city, and the cult that worship her grasp for power while the city burns around them. Galharrow may not be able to do much about the cult – or about strange orders from the Nameless – but when Crowfoot’s arcane vault is breached and an object of terrible power is stolen, he’s propelled into a race against time to recover it. Only to do that, he needs answers, and finding them means travelling into nightmare: to the very heart of the Misery. RAVENCRY is the second book in the Raven’s Mark series, continuing the story that began with the award winning epic fantasy BLACKWING.

Blackwing will be released in the UK on June 28 and in the US on August 21 and is available for preorder at Amazon.

About H.P.

Blogs on books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday (speculative fiction) and Hillbilly Highways (country noir and nonfiction).
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5 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

  1. S. C. Flynn says:

    I loved the first one as well!

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  2. Jenea says:

    Oooh, I love the sounds of this one and I am going to have to check out the first book now too.

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  3. I’ve not read the first one but apparently I should. I can’t express enough how much I love this cover too!

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  4. “Grimdark with hope” is the perfect description for it! And the part at the end where Galharrow goes “there’s nothing of you but woman” to Ezabeth has been just burned into my brain. Great stuff.

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