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Valley of the Raven

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Ty Dettin and his friends are typical junior high school students. While on a dirt-bike ride out to a favorite spot, the boys discover a path they've never seen before. It leads them to some abandoned cabins, an old map to a gold mine, and a mysterious Lakota woman who gives Ty a magical Dream Catcher made from the silver hair of a powerful Shaman. With the help of this to ...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published July 30th 2007 by Twilight Times Books (TN) (first published July 15th 2006)
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Aug 16, 2015 Lissibith rated it liked it
Shelves: novel, contemporary
Valley of the Raven is a modern maybe-fantasy story straddling the line between middle-grade and YA fiction, following the adventures of a group of school kids who discover a terrible danger to the beautiful forests around their town - and the town itself. The story involves a long-ago love, a legacy of protection, and a bit of magic.

So when this story is focused on the kids or on the bad guys and their respective adventures and choices, it's a pretty compelling and interesting book. The kids m
Jennifer Povey
Jan 12, 2015 Jennifer Povey rated it it was ok
Marked as Young Adult Historical Fantasy. It's closer to middle grade than young adult and is set in the present day - so not sure exactly what the publisher was thinking there.

This is a well written adventure story reminiscent of Swallows And Amazons. Unfortunately, it's marred by the author's apparently uncontrollable need to constantly stop the story and preach to his audience on the twin themes of "There Are Good And Bad People Of All Colors!!!!!!" and "Protect The Environment!!!!!" The book
Aaron Lazar
Jul 25, 2008 Aaron Lazar rated it it was amazing
Valley of the Raven is a captivating novel set in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. When teenagers Ty Dettin, his younger brother Seth, and their pal Tanner White set out for a typical dirt bike ride in the California Sierra Gold Country, they are unaware of the life-altering adventure lurking around the next bend. Tooling along in the spring sunshine, Ty and Tanner follow Seth onto an overgrown trail that leads to decrepit buildings, vestiges of the California gold ru ...more
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