An Enchantment of Ravens
by Margaret Rogerson
A love story full of whimsy and heroics that combine in an enchanting tale. Though the story world and characters could have benefited from a bit more depth, An Enchantment of Ravens was well-written in a style that flowed beautifully and allowed the tale to gently unfold. Rogerson approached some big questions within the book about what it means to be human and the value of morality that added a deeper importance to the story and made it hard to forget.
A great story for any lover of faerie tales.
A finely crafted work of faerie fiction.
The cover of this book is absolutely beautiful. Not to be dramatic but it’s literally a work of art. I love the rich gold tones and the overall color scheme, not to mention the beauty of the piece in general.
I’m never quite sure how to feel about faerie romances. At times, they don’t seem to be the gold standard for healthy relationships, but they can still be fun to read.
I felt like the story world and the characters could have benefited from a bit more depth. There was the start of some interesting concepts here that I would have enjoyed seeing explored in more detail.
Margaret Rogerson has a great writing style that made reading this story enjoyable. There were many wonderful lines of prose within the book that read almost like poetry.
The story itself was filled with wonder and danger as all good faerie stories should be. I particularity loved the idea of faeries considering ordinary actions like painting or baking to be a kind of magic (called Craft within the story). The climax was … well, climatic. The story ended in a way I never would have predicted at the story’s beginning and I found the conclusion to be quite satisfying.
Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but I felt like this novel told a really interesting story about what it means to be human and mortal. The question of whether or not it is truly better to be an immortal faerie or mortal human was such an interesting topic to explore and I enjoyed the way Rogerson wove it into the story. It added a deeper importance to a simple love story that made this book memorable for me.
The Last Word
A well-done story that lovers of faeries should definitely consider adding to their collection.
Another faeries adventure…
Age Group: YA
Related Cause: Feminism
One Phrase Summary: A faerie love story.