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Raven's Gift,The by Don Rearden
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Dec 08, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: dystopian, mystery
Read in January, 2011

The cover of The Raven's Gift declares that it is "A gripping post-apocalyptic Alaskan nightmare...". Gripping is right. From the moment I picked up this book, I was held captive by the story. Details of a life in the Alaskan tundra, that I will never experience, was equal parts fascinating and enraging. While the story of John's struggle for survival, after the world he knows is ending, was edge-of-my-seat exciting.

The story jumps to different points in time a fair bit. Normally, this is not a technique that will endear me to a book, however, in the case of The Raven's Gift, I think it worked. The glimpses of the past help to give the reader a bit of reprieve from the survival struggle of the present, as well as remind us just how much was lost.

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message 1: by Don (new) - rated it 5 stars

Don Rearden Thanks, Marilyn!

Marilyn Belsham Hi Don,
I plan to post a full review next week. Penguin asked me not to post it until the 25th. I'll be posting it on my site ( and I'll copy part of it here as well. I really enjoyed it. :)

message 3: by Don (new) - rated it 5 stars

Don Rearden Execellent! Thanks! I'm looking forward to it!

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