Feast of the Raven

  • by Catherine Spader
  • Narrated by Richard Rieman
  • 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 782 AD, a beast prowls the forests of northern Germany. He is Wulfhedinn, wolf demon - scourge of the Christian Franks. He is also Gerwulf, the man, a wretched outcast and bastard of a Christian woman and pagan father.
Gerwulf emerges from the shadows to escape his demons and seek deliverance. To redeem his mortal soul, he serves the legendary Charlemagne in a savage Holy War against the pagan Saxons.
Gerwulf's quest pits him against the dark powers of a mysterious Saxon shield maiden and leads to his greatest battle - reclaiming his humanity in a dark age when beasts lurk inside all men.
And the Raven, The Eater of Souls, she soars above...hungering to feast on the blood guilt of all.

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The Raven Hungers....

Feast of the Raven was one of those stories that, despite my love of historical fiction and vikings, that wasn't to my taste. One of the biggest things that bothered me was that the verb tense would shift from past to present whenever the story shifted to the main character's thoughts. It seems like such a small thing, but it kept bothering me so much that I wish it was past tense the whole way through. The best part of the story however, was the main character's interactions with the likes of Pitel and Vala. The way both of them challenge the main character and makes him think about his identity was really great! Another complaint was I would have preferred the author take time to describe the world that the story takes place, Like describing the forests, camps, and castles that dot the land of the Saxons. These lacking descriptions made it hard for me to imagine where the events of the story were happening. The narrator had a booming, authoritative voice, which is great for a wolf warrior of the north, however I remember him giving a Pitel what seemed like an Irish accent at the beginning of the story, then his accent changed about a quarter through the story, which was distracting.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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- Jonathan

Different but good

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Narration is really good throughout, narrator has a different style than most. Story is good, main character's alter ego reads like prose. This was differently different, but a good listen nonetheless.

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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-27-2016
  • Publisher: Quillstone Press