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Heart of the Raven

(Amaranthine #5)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A myth with the power to destroy the world…

Katelina has barely recovered from the chaos of Malick’s revolt, yet she and Jorick must go to Munich to testify before the True Council. All hopes of a vacation are dashed when they ‘re assigned an entourage that includes Verchiel, a vampire Katelina never wants to see again.

Her hatred is forgotten when Malick and his henchmen pe
Kindle Edition, 1st, 845 pages
Published March 2013 by Smashwords
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Rashika (is tired)
Actual Rating 3.5
I ended up reading this book without reading the other books in the series. Despite this I was actually able to follow the story and enjoy it. There is something to be said about a book that doesn’t require you to read the other books in the series and can stand on its own. Of course if I had had time to read the other books it would have helped me understand the world this book takes place in a whole lot better.

The opening of this book was really great. The author starts us off
Kristy Centeno
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Superb story! A great read. Couldn’t get enough!
I love vampire books and this is definitely one of my favorites of all times. There was enough violence and humor to satisfy my need for the supernatural. Though I love a good overall vampire romance, every now and again I crave a dark romance, with plenty of action to keep me interested and Heart of the Raven definitely did it for me.
The characters are so convincing there were times when I did not feel as if I was reading a story at all. The plot
Denise Van plew
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first time reading this author so since that is the case naturally I have not read the previous books in this series. No matter this still captivated me right away and also the style it is written I also found it easy to catch on right away what had happened in order to follow what was happening. This is very important to someone such as I who sometimes does not have the opportunity to read previous ones but does not mean I would not. Sometimes it happens I chose a book to read after ...more
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite vampire series and one of the most underrated. I like my vampire romances to be on the dark side. Vampires are scary creatures and I like it when they are treated as such. The whole series is action packed with lots of violence but also some snarky humor. What sets this series apart is the main heroine, Katelina is still human after 5 books. We get a darker view of what it would be like for a human to live in the vampire world. And for the romance lovers the main hero, ...more
Amanda Masters
This was an exciting and adventurous book with amazing things happening around every corner! I loved all the interesting characters and the many personalities, not everyone got along but they all worked together for the cause. My favorite Character was Verchiel he made me laugh on many occasions and he was always pushing someones buttons.

Katelina and Jorick are being sent to Munich to testify before the True Council but shortly after they get there Malick and his henchmen invade and they are fo
Maegan Provan
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Citadel is still recovering from the attack by Malick and his followers. Everyone is working to establish normalcy and get back to work, and Jorick is no exception. Katelina just wants to take some time to relax and deal with what happened. Unfortunately, there is no time. She, Jorick and their band of merry vampires head to Munick to testify against Malick for his betrayal. The trip gets diverted when Jorick figures out what Malick is after; the Heart of the Raven.

This series keeps getting
Tricia Drammeh
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Joleene Naylor takes her vampires on the road in this exciting fifth book in the Amaranthine series. From the Citadel in Iowa to Munich and beyond, Katelina and Jorick are constantly on the move as they try to evade Malick's minions while seeking the Heart of the Raven. In the book, we meet a new cast of characters as they travel the world, and revisit favorites (Verchiel--score!). I loved this book, particularly the ending because it's completely unexpected and sets up the rest of the series fo ...more
Mark Matthews
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Admittedly, I’m not a fan of vampire stories. Being an author of fantasy novels, that type of work never held a great deal of interest for me. Then, I was given a copy of Amaranthine #5, Heart of the Raven and I was hooked. Without doubt, Joleene Naylor is a skilled writer. To put it simply, I loved this book. It’s interesting, moves well, and holds your attention through each and every page. Regardless of which genre you enjoy, a good read is always the goal, and ‘Raven’ certainly hits the mark ...more
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Joleene Naylor is getting better with every sequel of this series. I really liked the first book, struggled a little bit through the second one, but ever since book 3 this story is just picking up speed. My favorite character is definitely Verchiel. He's always there to help Jorick and Katelina and has so far proven to be helpful most of the time. He is light hearted, good natured, and funny and can even be serious when he needs to be. He is deeply hated by Jorick and seems to only annoy Katelin ...more
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I read Heart of the Raven, I could not set this book down. I was up until all hours of the night reading it.
Joleene Naylor has outdone herself with this 5th in the Amaranthine series.
Adventure, horror, romance, comedy follow my favorite characters, Jorick and Katelina as they travel the world searching for the Heart of the Raven.

I loved this book and plan to give it a 2nd reading.
Tonia Lancaster
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great chapter in the Katelina and Jorrick saga! This time they are traveling all over the world battling the vampire guild and various enemies from Russia to Japan to Egypt and more. I seriously can't wait to get to the next book to see what comes next!
Christine Connolly
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Even being the 5th book in the series it leaves you wanting more! Always exciting and never disappointing! Cannot wait for the next.
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Joleene Naylor is the author of the glitter-less Amaranthine vampire series, a world where vampires aren't for children. As a compliment to the novel series, she has also written several short stories, including the Vampire Morsels collection.

In her spare time, Joleene is a freelance book cover designer and for-fun photographer . She maintains several blogs full of odd ramblings, and occasionally

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Amaranthine (8 books)
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  • Ties of Blood (Amaranthine, #3)
  • Ashes of Deceit (Amaranthine #4)
  • Children of Shadows
  • Clash of Legends (Amaranthine Book 7)
  • Masque of the Vampire (Amaranthine Book 8)