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Irulen is a mage who wanders the land investigating mysteries for a price. Haunted by the consequences of a hidden past, he drowns his responsibilities with ale and trouble.

When his contrived existence is shattered by a string of ritual killings, a deepening conspiracy drags him further into the realm of a ruthless, enigmatic villain.

Compelled on a reluctant quest to fin
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Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published May 30th 2015 (first published May 3rd 2015)
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C.D. Gallant-King
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ravens in the Sky is a very fun dark tale of mystery and adventure. It doesn't fall into the trap of unnecessary background and world building that drags down many fantasy novels - it grabs you and jumps right into the story and the characters.

The characters are fantastic, interesting, well-developed and sympathetic in their own broken ways. The primary protagonist, Irulen the wizard detective is a haunted wanderer with a dark past, a sharp mind and a witty tongue - all great elements to a memor
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Michelle
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Ravens in the Sky hooks you in from the first page and takes you on an adventure like no other. It is an engaging blend of fantasy and crime fiction with many subplots within an over-arching story. Will Bly really touches on so many elements of the human condition in such a unique and creative way. Guilt, revenge, love, regret, redemption...it's all there. It's so much more than just a fantasy novel; its a read on a deeper level.

The characters are well-developed and you learn more and more abou
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Keanan Brand
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Apropos of nothing: Every time I see the thumbnail image for the cover of RAVENS IN THE SKY, it reminds me of a demented version of a Roman helm. :)

The novel opens when Irulen, a mage detective, is hired to find a murderer. (Though not usually drawn to stories about the dark arts, I do love a good mystery, so I was hooked.) The solution to that case only poses more questions, and one case leads to another. The solitary Irulen -- through no plan of his own -- begins collecting travel companions,
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Anthony
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Perfect Blend of Detective Fiction and Dark Fantasy

This is the first novel from author Will Bly and his talent shines through with complex characters and a creative meshing of ideas.

The story connects several smaller subplots that revolve around murder mysteries. Ultimately, as Irulen resolves each specific case, he becomes entangled in a deeper, darker mystery that directly relates to the very past which continually torments him.

Fortunately, he is not alone in this endeavor.

There are several ch
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Bess
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Agreeable and interesting book!!! Definitely not your average fantasy/mystery read.
(Reader's note #1: Irulen is the hero, but Max steals the show!)
(Reader's note #2: This book invited me into Irulen's world without wasting my time with unnecessary and excessive back-story and world-building.
(Reader's note #3: One pair of body parts received too much attention. Enough already!)
James Marquis
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't read a lot of this kind of fantasy but have to say I really enjoyed this novel. The main character (a wizard) is a great character and the book is loaded with action and imagination. I was very impressed!
Florence Onyango
Well thought out, If magic was realsitic a couple of centuries ago it would probably be in this way.
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