A Raven's Quest

Rated 4.00/5 based on 4 reviews
As Raven wakes up in the middle of the desert he sets off on a journey that will span across worlds as he tries to figure out why he is stranded here and who is responsible. More

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Words: 15,020
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458129086
About Justin Camp

Justin Camp has had a love for reading and writing since grade school. Starting out with short stories that mostly are of the horror genre, he has moved on to writing longer books. He lives in the United States with his beautiful wife and son. His main focus is entertaining people with his words the way he has spent his life being entertained by others.

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Review by: marc johnson on June 12, 2011 :
The introduction to Justin Camp’s Novel “A Raven’s Quest” provides an apt understanding of the inspirations that fill the story. The influence of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series is obvious with the novel’s western themes, but at the same time, this tale is all its own. The author also mentions his Grandfather in the introduction, who was another profound influence on this work.

A man appears in the Wilderness with little more than a name and a number and from this mysterious beginning, the tale of Raven unfolds. The novel is easy to read and moves quickly. Sometimes a bit too quickly as some of the suspense that’s built up is hurriedly resolved. The usual problems with an independent work are present here as well. Spelling and grammar mistakes that could be caught by a strong editor are present in the novel, and, at times, can be distracting.

The moments that I enjoyed the most were the ones that were involved Raven’s recollections of his Grandfather. Endearing, Raven’s memories are sympathetic to every childhood memory of a lost loved one and really bring the reader close to the story.

The enigmatic way in which Raven’s past becomes reconciled with his destiny is playful and brings about an interesting conclusion. At times enigmatic, A Raven’s Quest never becomes heady, and, in spite of the shifting between memories, still remains a light read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: L C on Feb. 01, 2011 : (no rating)
Quite an exciting book. Not at all predictable. Worth your while to read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Shawn Weaver on Jan. 31, 2011 :
A Raven's Quest is a quick romp through the mind of Justin Camp. Readers can immediately see his love for westerns and his passion for the unusual. As he takes you on a venture that has striking sparks of Steven King. All readers will enjoy this novella, and will want more from this up can coming author.
Shawn Weaver - author Sense of Honor
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: madmax on Jan. 31, 2011 :
Justin Camp's debut work was a 2010 collection of short stories called "Rainy Nights". He now follows this with an encouraging Novella entitled, "A Raven's Quest".
Despite being just 130 pages in length, he works the story into three quite distinct parts. Moving quickly between scenes and digestibly light to read, "A Raven's Quest" is best described as an original Western / Fantasy crossover novella which follows the mysterious quest of the title character as he trusts only his own instinct as a guide in a quest to find his brother.
Occasionally gritty in places, with spaghetti western-like shooting exchanges, the book ends unusually too, with Camp offering the reader a choice of two endings, though I'd be surprised if anyone did not read both!
A good debut novella, from an up-and-coming young writer available now as both a paperback and a download.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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