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Chronicles of Steele: Raven

Raven (Chronicles of Steele, #1) by Pauline Creeden
Published by AltWit Press on January 1st 1970
Pages: 248
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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.

 

 

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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.

First off, I want to say, I am SO glad I read this when it was all together. I don’t think I would of enjoyed waiting to know what was going to happen next – I enjoyed it too much for that!

Raven is a Reaper, ( assassin ) who is trained and taught that if she takes a life, she must save one. A life for a life. After saving a young baron named Darius, she is taken into custody. When she arrives at the castle, she is asked by the barons brother, Solomon, to save his brother from the king, who wants him killed. He asks her to take Darius to see the wood witch, to see if she can help him with a ‘curse’ that he deals with; Every time the young baron gets emotional, mechanical things around him get destroyed.  Now – Raven must keep herself and Darius safe, while running from the king, who wants them both dead.

I throughly enjoyed this action packed read, from beginning to end. ‘Chronicles of Steele: Raven’ is a great introduction into reading steampunk books, which I have been wanting to do for a while. I just wish this wasn’t a stand alone, I want to read more from Raven. When a book has me wanting more from a character, I know it was a great read!

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About The Author:

In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie’s Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.

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