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Raven: Birds of Flight - Book Two

A worthy continuation of the Birds of Flight Series, “Raven” wastes no time jumping right into the drama and picking up the storyline from the first book, “Albatross”. I recommend reading the first one before this as there are things that might be confusing otherwise. Like the first one, I devoured this one in about a day (okay, two), and was completely enraptured in the high-stakes world of espionage and government corruption. I was already used to the author’s writing style from reading the first book, and had many of the characters formed in my mind. But this book stretched the imagination and went even further, and with lots of unpredictable twists. I really am enjoying this series and am ready for the next one now, especially with the cliffhanger ending! (5 stars) Stacy Decker- Indie Book Reviewers, Goodreads, Librarything, Shelfari, Barnes & Noble

I was really excited to read this book, “Raven: Birds of Flight part 2” as I so enjoyed the first one in the series, “Albatross”. I do not recommend these books as standalones and suggest reading the first one prior to this. Not that it CAN’T be done, as you can still follow along, it’s just some things might be confusing. That said, I think I enjoyed this one almost more than the first! I feel like the author really hit his stride pacing and plot-development wise, and while there was still the annoying use of the italics for all the inner thoughts of the characters, it didn’t bother me as much this time. I liked watching the plot unfold in ways I wasn’t expecting, and the action is almost nonstop. You cannot be bored for a second reading this, and if your anything like me you’ll be starting the third one only minutes after finishing this one. If you like fast paced action packed spy/political thrillers, then this series is not to be missed. (5 stars). Karen Matthews- Indie Book Reviewers, Goodreads, Librarything, Shelfari, Barnes & Noble

“Raven: Birds of Flight” is the second book I’ve read from this author now in this series, and I think it is continuing to get better and better. This book had all the intensity and drama of the first, and in a way it reminds me of a cross between “Bourne Identity” and “24” and a Jack Ryan novel, but still very original. Very exciting to read and lots of plotlines being woven together building up tension as it goes along. Like the first one, while I very much enjoyed the actual story and the characters, I thought the mechanics could use a bit fine tuning, as there were some editing things (minor), and the overuse characters saying the other characters names in dialogue (sounded unnatural) and definitely needed more pronoun use in general for a smoother read. But still a great book and now I need the third one because I need to see what will happen next! Highly recommend. (4 stars). Corey Banyan- Indie Book Reviewers, Goodreads, Librarything, Shelfari, Barnes & Noble

Great second book. Had many of the same elements of the first that I liked, and not as many of the things I didn’t. I like reading stories where operatives take on corrupt government and go rogue to take their revenge, matching wits and battling foes stronger and smarter, yet saving the day. It’s a great formula and when done well makes for great reading. The author does well of showing the events of the book (as opposed to telling) and we feel like we are in the thick of the action throughout. There were some minor proofing mistakes, but it didn’t lessen my enjoyment any. Great tension, conflict, and nonstop action, shocking and sad twists. Reels you in at the beginning and holds you by the throat and doesn’t let go until the end… and even then it’s so open ended, you need to start the next book right away, which I did! (4 stars). Sam Ryan- Indie Book Reviewers, Goodreads, Librarything, Shelfari, Barnes & Noble