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Raven Dane

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Born
The United Kingdom
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Ray Bradbury, Alan Garner, Mervyn Peake

Member Since
January 2009





Raven Dane is a UK based author of dark fantasy, steampunk novels and horror short stories. Her first books were the dark fantasy Legacy of the Dark Kind trilogy, Blood Tears, Blood Lament and Blood Alliance. These were followed by a High Fantasy spoof, The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire.
Her steampunk novels so far are the award winning Cyrus Darian and the Technomicron and sequel Cyrus Darian and the Ghastly Horde. She has had many short stories published, including one in a celebration of forty years of the British Fantasy Society and in international horror anthologies. These have included Tales of the Lake 2, alongside Richard Chizmar, Ramsey Campbell, Tim Lebbon and the late Jack Ketchum. She also had a story in the late Billie Sue Mosim
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New Books!

I have two new book with Telos Publishing.

My well received collection of spooky short stories all in a Victorian or Steampunk setting - Absinthe and Arsenic...


And now Telos have brought out my very alternative history/ supernatural novel -
Death's Dark Wings.

1066 was never like this!
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Published on May 13, 2015 10:36 Tags: alternative-history-superatural, horror
Average rating: 4.09 · 387 ratings · 70 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
Blood Tears

3.85 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Cyrus Darian And The Techno...

4.28 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Unwise Woman of Fuggis ...

4.06 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Legacy of the Dark Kind: Bl...

4.16 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Absinthe and Arsenic

4.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Blood Alliance

4.13 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Cyrus Darian and the Ghastl...

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House Of Wrax

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The Bane of Bailgate

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Blood Lament

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Raven Dane Timothy wrote: "We meet again miss Dane. Thank you for your friendship. Any idea how to make an author page on this site? I'm finding it quite difficult to navigate."

Timothy wrote: "We meet again miss Dane. Thank you for your friendship. Any idea how to make an author page on this site? I'm finding it quite difficult to navigate."

Hi Timothy! Lovely to meet up again, even if it is in cyberspace. To be honest, I am a totally clueless techno-eejit....and have never been able to master Goodreads, to the point I am rarely if ever on it. Delighted though you are putting up an author page, just wish I could have been more help!


Timothy We meet again miss Dane. Thank you for your friendship. Any idea how to make an author page on this site? I'm finding it quite difficult to navigate.


Savannah Raven,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Raven.


message 5: by Bill

Bill Hi Lisa,

I'll take a look at your work. My latest is : The Feathery...It blends romance, suspence and history in with the game of golf. Check it out on Amazon UK.

Best and thanks for the UK frindship.

Best,

Bill




Michael Hi, Raven! Thanks for friending me!! :-)

Cheers,
Mike


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Raven and thanks for adding me as a friend!
Blessings,
Jeannie


Shadonna Thanks for the add. Have a great week!


message 1: by Raven (last edited Jan 27, 2009 03:03PM)

Raven Dane A bit alarmed with this networking site. I posted a review on a piece of writing, the review didnt appear but an icon stating that I liked the chapter did. Nothing could have been further from the truth!
It was not only poorly written and inept but was insulting to the spiritual beliefs of many people ,myself included.
Worse of all there was no way of deleting the icon.


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