A queen foretold to save the world…
Free from Malek’s clutches, Lyana returns to the world above determined to keep the isles from falling. But in a land where magic is forbidden, convincing the avians to believe in her power takes the one thing she doesn’t have–time. With Xander’s help, she must unravel the puzzle of the rift and gain their trust or lose her home forever.
A dragon in search of his destiny…
Turned into a monster by the king he loathes, Rafe flees Da’Kin. Yet even with the help of his crew, he can’t outrun the new power simmering beneath his skin or the gruesome visions haunting his dreams. A dark spirit calls out to him, and soon he’ll have to answer.
New enemies change the game as the final battle draws near…
Stuck in her spirit form, Cassi is at the mercy of the man she betrayed. Before he wreaks his vengeance, she must tell someone what she witnessed in the sacred nest. A demon walks the earth, an evil no one anticipated. But with all her friendships broken, who among them will believe her?
Continuing where we left off in book two The Dragon and the Queen is an enjoyable and entertaining instalment to the Raven and Dove Series. It was wonderful to return to this avian inspired fantasy world, brimming with excitement, great characters, a complex magic system and not forgetting the plethora of dragons we are treated to, an added bonus for all fantasy lovers.
It’s fast-paced and action-packed with wonderful vivid descriptions of the world. I had a little difficulty engaging with the plot, possibly due to the lack of romance and the ‘diary’ narrative was a bit of a thorn in my side, hindering my reading flow. However, there is no doubt the world building and character development is amazing. I enjoyed seeing Rafe coming to terms with his new appearance and magic and Xander steps up to the mark in his role as leader. Cassi has the most complex character arc by far, evolving from a loveable companion, to villain, but hopefully redeems herself.
The first book will undeniably remain my favourite, the world felt fresh and new and I loved the blooming romance and wonderful banter between Rafe and Lyana. Romance in general was sadly lacking in this one, but that is just my personal preference. I was disappointed with the ending, however at the time I read it I thought this series was a trilogy. Therefore with lots of loose ends it definitely needs another book for closure and I’m counting on book four to bring everything together in an exiting conclusion.
Publication Date (UK): 21 June 2021
Series: Raven and Dove #3
Page Count: 494
Genre: YA Fantasy
Thank you to Kaitlyn Davis for the gifted eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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