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Book Review: The Godborn and the King by Kaitlyn Davis


A love written in the stars…

Thrown into a world of claws and flame, Lyana and Rafe must work together to survive. Dragons abound. Danger lurks. And the hybrids are out for blood. But perhaps more terrifying are the questions in their hearts. Are they ready to lead? Were they ever truly in love? Or with the prophecy realized, will everything they thought they had fall apart?

A clash five hundred years in the making…

With the isles now returned to the sea, two worlds have become one. The avians will do anything to protect their homes. The mages will do anything to take them. And without a king or queen of prophecy to guide them, peace is no longer an option. Xander must decide where his loyalties lie-with the ravens he’s sworn to serve or the woman he can’t help but love.

Find the chosen one or face the end of everything…

Deep in the skryr’s dreams, Cassi bears witness to the prophetess’s final vision. A rift mage lives and Cassi is the only one with the power to find her. She’ll sacrifice anything to save the world, including her future with Xander, but even the queen of secrets never anticipated the mysteries waiting for her in the mist.


An exciting, action-packed and wonderfully executed conclusion to the Raven and Dove series. There are one or two shocking and jaw-dropping moments as well as some really heart-felt scenes that will bring a tear to your eye. I enjoyed the prologue, it immediately draws you into the story and introduces you to a new character. It’s fast-paced and becomes more intense as the story progresses and the action scenes are riveting.

Xander, Rafe, Lyana and Cassi are wonderful characters, with outstanding character development throughout the series. If you’ve read the other three books you can’t help but become emotionally attached to each one of them. Every relationship is interesting and whether it is a deep friendship or romance their emotional connection shines through. Brighty is still one of my favourite characters, a tough little cookie with a heart of gold and she has an amazing friendship and bond with Rafe. It was so lovely to see her find true love in this book.

The writing is beautiful and the author pays great attention to detail when describing the world, magic system, the people and creatures. This avian-inspired world is full of amazing characters, dragons and pirates and is completely immersive and I did not want to leave. The ending is explosive, heart-pounding and a perfect ending to the series. A highly recommended series for all YA fantasy fans and I feel honoured to have been sent all four book as eARCs, thank you Kaitlyn.

Publisher: Independent
Publication Date (UK): 23 May 2022
Series: The Raven and the Dove #4
Format: eARC/eBook
Page Count: 414
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you to the publisher for the gifted advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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