Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Chronicles of Steele: Raven: The Complete Story by Pauline Creeden [SBM Review]

Chronicles of Steele: Raven: The Complete Story

This is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel - all four parts of the serial in one volume! Also includes bonus features not found in the episodes ~
Human life has value.

The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she's been spending years redeeming the lives she's taken. By her count, she's even and it's time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore... Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she's pulled right back in.

This was such an amazing read. The story line grabbed my attention right from the start. The wonderful writing by Creeden transported me into her world. I just loved the main character, Raven. She is strong, caring, dutiful, and just badass. The steam punk theme added to an already amazing story. This is my first read from Creeden and I can't wait to read more of her work.

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