The Shadow Raven

Title: The Shadow Raven
Series: The Dark War Trilogy #2
Genre: , ,
Draft: 1st
Word Count: 85069

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Nissa Quail is a thief in the country of Roenor, unwanted even by the man who raised and employed her. When she's caught stealing from the prince, things take an unexpected turn.

Eighteen-year-old Prince Detren Everlind has been resting comfortably in the assumption that he'll have many more years to continue preparing before he has to take the throne.

When the two cross paths they form an unlikely friendship, but all that is put at jeopardy when Nissa's employer disowns her and Detren's father is assassinated. With Nissa determined to prove that she doesn't need anyone's help and Detren struggling to keep his country out of harm's way amidst the danger of impending war, will they be able to reconcile her desire for independence and his instincts to protect? Or will Nissa and Detren both fall, their country with them?

Excerpt:
"A summer evening breeze brushed through [Detren's] hair and sounds still traveled in from the city. Hoofbeats on pavement, the calling-out of merchants, rowdy laughter from some nearby pubs. Detren took a seat on the gravel-accented rooftop and watched the city as the sun sank low on the horizon.
"Before too long, the stars began to twinkle and the city lights came on, burning as if reflections of the starlight in a massive pool."

 

Thanks to Rachel from the Young Writer community for the temporary cover. :)

I just realized that the description I had of this book was wayyyyy out of date. It was from back when I adored this book. I still appreciate the idea of this book, and I'm still working on it, but it's grown extremely difficult to write as it's gone on and the character relationships have begun to reflect difficult real-life relationships, which I think will be a benefit in the long-run but currently makes things stressful to write. That said, I don't hate this book, and I hope that I'll be able to get through it and finish it sometime over the next year (between June 2019 and 2020).

 


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