Raven's Gift

Raven's Gift

Tobias D. Robison

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When Raven comes to Redthwen to meet her mentor Orvannon, she encounters a vicious traveler, a hag with an extraordinary Voice of Command, and that hag's charge, a mysterious little girl. By the time Orvannon arrives, Raven will have learned too much about these strangers, and she will have discovered a dragon with the ability to put people into a swoon. Orvannon's instructions start Raven off on an epic adventure. She will master the greatest bit of nose-magic in all of her native Ausland. She will face the dragon in combat. And she will have to deal with the hag while totally under control of that woman's power. These adventures lead to more, as Raven discovers how the great city of Shelton is under attack. She must use all her persuasion to bring a powerful wizard to the city's aid, and she will find that facing up to the attacking army is not enough. Raven explores the magical caves created by three great wizards, eventually discovering the greatest evil of her time. Victory in the "big boss battle" is not enough. When the evil magic is destroyed, Raven and her friend must avoid starvation, and face the lightning bolts of yet another mage, to have a chance of staying alive in peace. Raven's Gift is set in a magical, pastoral medieval world. Raven has a strange ability that is as much a curse as a gift. Trouble follows her every step, and danger approaches at every turn. She begins her journey with only her wits and her nose, but though her past haunts her, she finds companions who help her make amends for a terrible mistake. Raven's Gift is a dramatic fantasy with an unusual heroine and intriguing magic. With Raven's deep bond to nature and her pragmatic attitude toward the obstacles in her path, she manages to find her place as destiny's unsung hero in her dangerous world. One reader has said that Raven's Gift is like South Park mets James Bond meets Dungeons and Dragons. Although there's combat and even a military campaign in this novel, much of the action occurs in lively conversations. Even today, at the beginning of the 21st century, it is impossible to imagine making Raven's Gift into a movie -- for an unusual reason -- but if such a movie could be made, some parts of it might earn an R rating for being a bit earthy.
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When Raven comes to Redthwen to meet her mentor Orvannon, she encounters a vicious traveler, a hag with an extraordinary Voice of Command, and that hag's charge, a mysterious little girl. By the time Orvannon arrives, Raven will have learned too much about these strangers, and she will have discovered a dragon with the ability to put people into a swoon. Orvannon's instructions start Raven off on an epic adventure. She will master the greatest bit of nose-magic in all of her native Ausland. She will face the dragon in combat. And she will have to deal with the hag while totally under control of that woman's power. These adventures lead to more, as Raven discovers how the great city of Shelton is under attack. She must use all her persuasion to bring a powerful wizard to the city's aid, and she will find that facing up to the attacking army is not enough. Raven explores the magical caves created by three great wizards, eventually discovering the greatest evil of her time. Victory in the "big boss battle" is not enough. When the evil magic is destroyed, Raven and her friend must avoid starvation, and face the lightning bolts of yet another mage, to have a chance of staying alive in peace. Raven's Gift is set in a magical, pastoral medieval world. Raven has a strange ability that is as much a curse as a gift. Trouble follows her every step, and danger approaches at every turn. She begins her journey with only her wits and her nose, but though her past haunts her, she finds companions who help her make amends for a terrible mistake. Raven's Gift is a dramatic fantasy with an unusual heroine and intriguing magic. With Raven's deep bond to nature and her pragmatic attitude toward the obstacles in her path, she manages to find her place as destiny's unsung hero in her dangerous world. One reader has said that Raven's Gift is like South Park mets James Bond meets Dungeons and Dragons. Although there's combat and even a military campaign in this novel, much of the action occurs in lively conversations. Even today, at the beginning of the 21st century, it is impossible to imagine making Raven's Gift into a movie -- for an unusual reason -- but if such a movie could be made, some parts of it might earn an R rating for being a bit earthy.
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Chapter 29: Something, af...

26 Dec 2008 | 26 mins 45 secs

Chapter 29: Somethin...

26 Dec 2008 | 26 mins 45 secs

Chapter 28: Amia Shines

19 Dec 2008 | 40 mins 30 secs

Chapter 28: Amia Shi...

19 Dec 2008 | 40 mins 30 secs

Chapter 27: Nothing

08 Dec 2008 | 30 mins 53 secs

Chapter 27: Nothing

08 Dec 2008 | 30 mins 53 secs

Chapter 26: Death to the ...

07 Dec 2008 | 38 mins 47 secs

Chapter 26: Death to...

07 Dec 2008 | 38 mins 47 secs

Chapter 25: Get Blehhm!

01 Dec 2008 | 32 mins 10 secs

Chapter 25: Get Bleh...

01 Dec 2008 | 32 mins 10 secs

Chapter 24: Escape?

23 Nov 2008 | 32 mins 17 secs

Chapter 24: Escape?

23 Nov 2008 | 32 mins 17 secs

Chapter 23: Closer and Cl...

17 Nov 2008 | 28 mins 01 sec

Chapter 23: Closer a...

17 Nov 2008 | 28 mins 01 sec

Chapter 22: The Caverns

11 Nov 2008 | 33 mins 47 secs

Chapter 22: The Cave...

11 Nov 2008 | 33 mins 47 secs

Chapter 21: Somewhere

02 Nov 2008 | 15 mins 49 secs

Chapter 21: Somewher...

02 Nov 2008 | 15 mins 49 secs

Chapter 20: The Battle

26 Oct 2008 | 40 mins 01 sec

Chapter 20: The Batt...

26 Oct 2008 | 40 mins 01 sec

Chapter 19: Persuasion

20 Oct 2008 | 34 mins 22 secs

Chapter 19: Persuasi...

20 Oct 2008 | 34 mins 22 secs

Chapter 18: Get Orkandus!

12 Oct 2008 | 31 mins 02 secs

Chapter 18: Get Orka...

12 Oct 2008 | 31 mins 02 secs

Chapter 17: More and More...

06 Oct 2008 | 35 mins 19 secs

Chapter 17: More and...

06 Oct 2008 | 35 mins 19 secs

chapter 16: Warriors

28 Sep 2008 | 37 mins 21 secs

chapter 16: Warriors

28 Sep 2008 | 37 mins 21 secs

Chapter 15: Unfriendly Sh...

22 Sep 2008 | 36 mins 11 secs

Chapter 15: Unfriend...

22 Sep 2008 | 36 mins 11 secs