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Ravenwild

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  14 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Returning home from another grueling shift of E.R. work, Dr. Blake Lee Strong comes across a downed motorcyclist and stops to help, but little does he know that his world and that of his family will soon be turned upside down. Duped into being transported to another planet called Inam'Ra, Dr. Strong and his family are thrust into a medieval world populated by Trolls, Gnome ...more
Kindle Edition, 496 pages
Published March 12th 2011 (first published December 15th 2010)
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Vicky
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ravenwild is the story of a modern day family suddenly thrust by a not-so-trustworthy wizard into a fantasy world at war, inhabited by Humans, Dwarfs, Elves, Trolls and Gnomes - among other weird and wonderful creatures. The family finds themselves lost and split up in the unpredictable and dangerous world of Inam'Ra, and each must fight to survive in order to be reunited with each other once more.

One of the things I loved most about this book, was the fact that it was a family that we were jour
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Connie Jasperson
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the most beautifully illustrated books I have read in a long time is Ravenwild by Dr. Peter J. Plasse. The gorgeous illustrations are by the incredibly talented Michael Longenecker. Even if the book were a dud, I would recommend it just for Longenecker's richly detailed paintings and drawings which are sprinkled thoughout the book! However, this book is a very good read. I spent a snowy day in March reading this tale, and I am now a confirmed fan.

Ravenwild is a fast-paced story, with a la
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Ellen
Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads
As soon as you turn the first page of Ravenwild you are immediately transported into the medieval fantasy world of Inam'Ra and introduced to the danger that the citizens of Ravenwild face from the encroaching Trolls and Gnomes. Unfortunately for the Strong family they are tricked into leaving the safety of their world by an unnerving wizard and end up separated and stranded amongst dangerous creatures in Ravenwild and its surrounding countries. What ensues is an epic adventure as Blake and Jessi ...more
Kristina
Mar 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ravenwild is the story of a magical planet called Inam’Ra, the inhabitants who live there, including the humans, trolls, dwarfs, gnomes, and elves, and a modern family from Connecticut. One day, a wizard who calls himself Hemlock Simpleton from the country of Ravenwild visits the Strong family, parents Blake and Jessica, and their children Orie, Stephanie, and Jacqueline, and explains to them how the people of Ravenwild need their help to survive. The people and creatures of Inam’Ra have been at ...more
Kate
May 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a really good book that I held on to for way to long before jumping into. Admittedly, fantasy is not my usual fare, but when I was contacted to review this book I decided to give it a go. I'm really glad I did. It took me a little bit to get into the world and find my groove, but once I did I found myself really enjoying both the characters and the story that Plasse presents. It's fast paced and has a huge cast of characters, although it is easy to follow, and each characters is there f ...more
Annette
Apr 27, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I really wanted to like this new fantasy trilogy. The synopsis seemed right up my alley.

Unfortunately, I couldn't get past one gaping plot hole and the author's method of introducing characters. The family has three children, but the author chooses not to tell you their ages until you've read quite a bit of their interaction. I'd already formed my mental "image" of the kids and found it VERY inconsistent with the author - when he finally decided to provide the details. Similar situation with the
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Star
May 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ravenwild is the first book in an epic trilogy. Follow along with Dr. Strong and his family as they encounter beings in a world they never thought would have existed. This is a wonderful action/adventure novel populated with elves, trolls, dwarves, and myriad otherworldly creatures. A powerful book in the vein of Lord of the Rings and other classic fantasy novels. Pick up Ravenwild and get lost in the world of Inam'Ra!

Originally posted at http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com/2...
Saba N  Taylor
Jun 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
Unfortunately, this was not the book for me. I could not even finish it. It started of slow and very confusing. After the fourth or fifth chapter I put the book down. I kept the book for a couple weeks hoping I would go back to it but I could not. I ended up donating it to my local library in the hopes that someone else would like it.
Ruby Ridge
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars rounded up to 4. A good enough fantasy, bit confusing in some places. A big book overlong in some places and races thru others but worth a read.
Becky
Apr 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The author has created a whole new world that will whisk you away into adventure. Exciting, fast paced adventure.
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