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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In a life of impossible choices when sometimes death magic is the lesser of the evils, can a dark mage save the world and his own soul?

Corwyn Ravenscroft. Raven. The last heir of an ancient family of dark mages, he holds the secret to recreating the Ravensblood, a legendary magical artifact of immense power.
Cassandra Greensdowne is a Guardian. Magical law enforcement for t
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published October 31st 2013
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K. Bird
3.5 stars actually.

An Urban Fantasy-esque story of mages in an alternate Portland, Oregon featuring "Guardians" trying to protect a mixed mundane and magical community from a dark mage bent on taking over the world.

Cass had the naivete and bad luck to apprentice herself to Corwyn Ravenscroft....a mage who ended up being one of William's (dark mage bent on taking over the world who tortures people for fun) right hand men. She got out in time, but now as a Guardian (magical beat cop ) responsible
Gordon A.  Long
A whole lot of people are going to like this one. Whether you’re into Romance, Urban Fantasy, or ordinary Fantasy, this novel has something for you. Trust me. Hey, it’s even a cop story, if you like that sort of thing.

“Ravensblood” is the story of Cass, a very mixed up young Guardian who has turned away from the evil of Dark Magic, represented by her former mentor and lover, Corwen Ravenscroft. She has tried to become a decent member of society and a policewoman to boot. She is fighting her way
Kelly Clare
I liked the world Shawna Reppert has built in Ravensblood. The relationship between Cass and Raven is complex and the author has taken her time in developing it in this book which is always a major draw for me. I don't read too many mage books, but I'm now wondering if I should.
Nicole Luiken
Read in one day. I was strongly hooked from chapter two on, basically from the moment Raven stepped onto the page. (Not that I didn't like Cassandra, too, but I found Raven fascinating.) A complex character struggling for redemption and instead pushed into the gray world and hard moral choices facing a spy. Strong tension, lots of plot twists and turns, and an interesting world with three communities Art, Craft and Mundane intersecting. The romance element was of the slow-burn type as Cass and R ...more
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Ravensblood is the first book I have read by new to me author Shawna Reppert but it definitely won't be the last! Although listed as Urban Fantasy this book really is a mesh of many genres and I would imagine it appealing to a broad spectrum of readers.

Edging towards the darker side of things the imagery, characters, and world in this story are very well developed and the story moves at a swift pace making it very easy to
Loren Weaver
Ravensblood is book one in the Ravensblood Trilogy by Shawna Reppert. The story is set in an urban fantasy world full of magic and mayhem, but its got cop influences and a dash of romance to really round out the book and make it unique.

Cassandra is a Guardian, or a magical policeman. In her world, Art, Craft, and Mundanes all collide to form a magic-filled universe with a lot of danger potential. She's working through a lot of ignorant suspicion in her job, but she's stubborn. I think that's wha
Eleri Stone
An Urban Fantasy that's heavy on the Fantasy side. Interesting politics and magic system. Tortured hero. Good stuff!
Ravensblood was my first taste of adult urban fantasy. It is set in a parallel world where the Three Communities (Art, Craft and Mundane) live side by side in a sort of uneasy peace, a number of years after a brutal and devastating mage war ended. There is still a powerful dark mage, WIlliam. He lives in hiding, plots for world domination, and surrounds himself with talented, corruptible mages to achieve his aim. Raven is one of them.
Ravensblood is the story of how he tries to escape William's c
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From earliest childhood, Shawna Reppert has had a passion for stories-- for reading them and for writing them. She obtained a BA in English with a Writing Option from Penn State University and has participated in numerous writing workshops and seminars given by the likes of Charles de Lint, David Farland and Elizabeth Lyon. Two of her stories have won honorable mentions from Writers of the Future. ...more
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