E-Book, 400 Pages
Adult/ Paranormal Fantasy
By: T.J. Klune
“We’re here now because we chose each other. In the end, it’s always been about choice.”
The first 30% of Ravensong was a bit weak for me, it felt like a copy of the first book with a recap of events from that book but with a different protagonist. This is something that I did not know before finishing book 1 but there are four books in the series with each one following one of the Bennetts. This is Mark and Gordo’s book and this shift of POV is interesting.
Klune’s writing is great as always. The prose is versatile (pun intended) and can switch from emotional to banter to filthy to hot and even to action scenes and it all works perfectly well. What did not work for me was that Gordo’s voice sounded a bit similar to Ox’s voice in the first book and that was a bit confusing. I think the more I read in the book, the more this problem faded and the voice became more unique which again tells you why I thought the beginning was rough.
The characters are the best thing about the book and judging from Klune’s other books I read, characters are what makes his book magical and successful. It is funny how much I loved the humans in this book despite there being werewolves and witches too. Gordo and Mark’s story is cute too and it was nice seeing their relationship bloom through the book. What is annoying is that the shift in the protagonist made the protagonists of book one seem like such minor characters specially Thomas.
Plot wise the story does offer something new and as in book one there is the book’s villain but there is an overall arching story that is moving forward too with some major events taking place in this book that are important in the next book and that ending left me wanting to pick the third book immediately.
Summary: This entry stars slow but builds toward greater things specially at the end. The prose was excellent although Gordo’s voice was similar to Ox’s at certain points. The story line was intriguing too and most importantly the characters were to die for. I wish Thomas got more spotlight in this book but I think the rest of the series would make up for that.