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One crow for sorrow,
Two crows for joy,
Three crows a girl,
Four crows a boy,
Five crows for silver,
Six crows for gold,
Seven crows a story,
Never to be told.
– anonymous folk poem

Seven orphan children;
Bron: poor child of sorrow and resolve in the face of a town of bullies. Mab: capricious child of boundless mirth, and fierce protectiveness. Kendra: young girl struggling to find
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Paperback, 196 pages
Published July 31st 2013 by Apocrypha Studios
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B.C. Laybolt
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Stephen King, and YA fans.
A unique read told from an innovative central character, Seven Crows lays out the story of seven young characters who are mired in separate circumstances, and each child is in substantial peril in Killam's world. What's innovative is the vehicle he used to carry the story forward: Chaid, the imaginary friend of all the characters, who is unseen to everyone except the children. As you read through, the questions that emerge about Chaid keep you worried through the story, and Killam does a great j ...more
Justin Killam
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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The first in a series of novels that straddles the line between young-adult and adult. It is an Urban Fantasy / Horror novel based on a setting that I have been developing for over a decade and will be releasing a pen & paper Roleplaying Game for. The initial inspiration for the novel was a poem I ran across online, called Seven Crows.

One crow for sorrow,
Two crows for joy,
Three crows a girl,
Four crows a boy,
Five crows for silver,
Six crows for gold,
Seven crows a story,
Never to be told.
– anonymous
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Ela
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
It was weird, dark and really quick.

A collection of dark, paranormal stories that are a flash to get through and are enjoyable.
Quentin Smith
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mr.Killam is my grade 10 English teacher and we got to read this amazing book in his class. This story made me want to come to school I looked forward to coming to school to listen to this book. The best part is it was being read by the author himself. Mr. Killam tells an amazing story in this book. It was very exciting and thrilling and the character development was really amazing. This book is easy to pick up but impossible to put down. The book made me feel emotions, I felt emotions towards t ...more
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Justin Killam was my English teacher for grade 12 and we read some of this book in class. It was awesome so I told my mom about it she got us a copy. It is one of my favourite paranormal books! Excited for more from him. He has inspired me to start publishing my own books.
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