Title: Lord of Ravens (Inheritance, #3)
Author: Amelia Faulkner
Publisher: LoveLight Press
Publication Date: January 6, 2017
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook, Paperback
Page Count: 327
Rating: 3.75 Stars
Lover. Predator. Killer.
Laurence Riley’s inheritance comes with a price – one he’s not at all sure he can pay. When his urge to hunt grows out of control, he sends a desperate prayer to his ancestor for guidance. But he never expected that Herne the Hunter would answer.
Scion. Target. Victim.
There are horrors lurking in Quentin d’Arcy’s past, but they won’t hide there forever. Something ancient is coming to take him home: a creature of nightmare who feasts on the flesh of children. When the choice is between his own life and the lives of innocents, there is no choice at all.
Honesty is the worst policy.
A legendary horror comes to San Diego, but it’s merely an emissary. Laurence has seen the real monster, and it’s a darkness which will destroy everything he loves – especially if Quentin ever finds out what it did to him as a child.
It’s down to Laurence to prepare for war against a force which far outmatches him. The enemy has the most powerful weapon of all at his disposal, and if they’re to stand a chance, Laurence must master the same power.
He must learn magic.
Lord of Ravens is the third book in the Rainbow Award winning Inheritance series and contains mature themes and events which may be distressing to some readers. It has a moderate heat rating and an HFN ending.
♦ Personal Thought ♦
Well. Lord of Ravens certainly give a major twist in Inheritance tale. Daemon. Warlock. Witch. Otherworld. One stepped further into Bambi Laurence Riley and Quentin d’Arcy background; a rather dark past for Quentin’s case.
Following the event on Knight of Flames, Laurence and Quentin were living at Quentin’s twin’s mansion, and with them a bunch of kids with abilities. Everything seemed going well then Quentin’s past came back to hunt him and threaten all that Quentin hold dear.
I grew to love both of the MCs with each entry of the series. Both were damaged characters who committed to each other to be a better person while being anchor to one another. I had suspected what trauma Quentin kept early in the series. Still, the revelation on this book were no less heartbreaking; as proven by Laurence’s violent reaction upon learning. Concurrently, Laurence too learned more about his line, that he had more ability he needed to master.
Having seen both men wield quite some powers, it miffed me that they didn’t amount to much here. In a way, battle-wise, it felt they were back to square one (or more appropriately, book 1) and grappling to defeat their enemies. Moreover, after all the hassle they had gone through, the ultimate battle was really tame. Of the three books, I say this one’s the tamest one yet.
Each books of the Inheritance series need to be read in consecutive order, not randomly. That said, I’m intrigued what await to the boys on next installments, after the ending in this book. I wouldn’t consider it a cliffhanger, just a peep of the big bad wolf laid in wait. I’m giddy with anticipation.
Copy of this book is kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.