The Third Raven
The raven clan takes pride in the education of their children, the fierceness of their warriors, and how they care for their own.
However, Pedrek finds a raven clan boy alone in a remote village, ignorant of his heritage as well as cursed, with one human arm and one black raven's wing.
Can Pedrek break the curse and bring the boy fully into the clan? Or has he been too long on his own? More
The raven clan takes pride in three things: The education of their children, the fierceness of their warriors, and how they care for their own.
However, Pedrek, a retired raven warrior, finds a raven clan boy alone in a remote mountain village, ignorant of his heritage as well as cursed. He looks like a dreaded half-breed, with one human arm and one black raven's wing.
Can Pedrek break the curse and bring the boy fully into the clan? Or has he been too long on his own?
Includes Bonus Chapters One and Two from "The Raven and the Dancing Tiger," a novel about raven warriors, set in modern day.
The sequel to "The Raven and the Dancing Tiger" is called "The Guardian Hound" and will be available after July 9th.
This story was inspired in part by the two ancient songs, "The Three Ravens" and "The Twa Corbies".
Leah Cutter's first three novels ("Paper Mage," "Caves of Buda," and "The Jaguar and the Wolf") are all historic fantasies, set in diverse periods of time, such as Tang dynasty China, WWII Budapest, and the Viking era.
Her recent novels, ("Clockwork Kingdom," "Zydeco Queen and the Creole Fairy Courts," and "The Raven and the Dancing Tiger") are all contemporary fantasies, and set on the Oregon coast, in rural Louisiana, and around the city of Seattle, respectively.
Her short fiction includes fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror, and has been published in magazines, anthologies, and on the web. A collection of her recent short fiction is available in "Baker's Dozen." A collection of her mysteries, set in the same world with the same ghost detective, are available in "The Shredded Veil Mysteries."
Praise for "Paper Mage":
—"An enchanting novel, skillfully rooted in Chinese history and myth. . .mythical, unusual, and thoroughly convincing." –Terri Windling, Editor of "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror"
—"A magical world as solid and believable as our own." –Cecilia Dart-Thorton
—"An exceptional tale by an exceptional writer. . .It doesn't get any better than this." Dennis L. McKiernan