White Raven Press began as a small/fine press that produced very limited edition, hand-printed and hand-bound chapbooks and artist's books. That's still our first love, but we've realized that ebooks and print-on-demand technologies can help us bring our books to more readers. You can expect to see many more of our titles that first appeared as ebooks and p.o.d. titles to come out as small-run limiteds, too, just check our website.
After three years of brooding, Lir has finally decided to leave familiar waters and head overland to the village of Ravenswing to beg forgiveness from the love of his life. Along the way he meets a traveling storyteller who just happens to be going the same way--to confess his love to the same woman. "Raven's Wing" is a fantasy short story with magic, love, and one small dragon.
Frank Swann is a celebrated poet who only ever writes a single copy of each poem. He holds his audience enthralled as he reads it to them, and then he burns the original, destroying the poem forever. What compels him to destroy his work, and what would happen if he stopped?
Brenna was named for a shape-shifting bird goddess, so when her beloved expresses a longing to fly, turning her herbwoman skills to creating a pair of magic wings doesn't seem like such a stretch. But she never thought that setting Lir free would break her heart.
Octavian wants two things: to see the kentaur herd pass by on the plains, and to have a horse of his own. Ixion is a kentaur shaman-in-training, considered special by his people, but also set apart from them. During the season of madness a runaway horse brings the two together, where they learn that humans and kentaurs have more in common than they thought, and that their nightmares are connected.
This is a story that does not shirk from the blood, snot, and brutality of medieval warfare, but still leaves a note of hope for the human species.
English archer Jake hoped to find chivalry in war against France, but instead discovered that most men are anything but good and valorous--even the men he fights beside. This is never more apparent than when his band of fighters tries to approach a French castle in search of food, but are thwarted but something not quite possible.
Mark Lord's writing is very readable, and his descriptions and characters evocative. There was no question that I would have to read straight through to the end in a headlong rush to find out what would happen, and the ending was nothing I would have expected from the beginning, yet once I got there, no other ending would have fit so well.
I will certainly read more from this writer.