Raven moves through a crude world with a special gift of smell. The world might be medieval or other-worldly, where survival is difficult and all strangers are suspicious. She’s left her home because people hate her sensory awareness of them, and is called a witch by the one who enlists her talents. The book is cleverly written and fast-paced, for Raven also has a brave heart and a way with a knife, and the times are full of plots, wizards, and warfare.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)