As the Crow Flies

Fiction - Fantasy - General
355 Pages
Reviewed on 12/06/2013
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Author Biography

Robin Lythgoe was born in Maryland but did most of her growing up in Oregon, with a few trips back and forth between coasts and a short stint in upstate New York. Reading and writing have always been a part of her life, even before she could wield a pen, and she is particularly drawn to fantasy. Today she writes tales about wizards and magic, fantastical places and extraordinary journeys.

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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

As the Crow Flies by Robin Lythgoe is a story of fantasy mixed with fictional characters that are real and likable. Crow tells us the story and we are captured by his spell from the first page, never losing interest until we reach the end. Crow is a thief, Tanris is the man he has tried to avoid his entire career, and yet the two find themselves heading off on an incredible journey to return home with the prize and save their lady loves. The mission given to them by the Wizard is to go to a far-off land to steal and bring home the treasured dragon egg. He has kidnapped their wife and girlfriend and given Crow a slow-acting poison (he will not receive the cure until he returns with the prize). Along the way, they are faced with hard and scary obstacles. In the real world they are forced into rescuing Girl. She is unable to speak but becomes their faithful traveling companion. They travel through tunnels and meet the ancestors from the fantasy world who stay with Crow and help him get out of many tough situations. In order to steal the "Egg" it is necessary for them to steal, kill, and hide before the mission can be completed and they can make the trip back home.

As the Crow Flies has humans, Wizards, Dragons, thieves, Druids and Robin Lythgoe presents them to us in great detail. We quickly learn to love each of the characters for who and what they are. I am not a great fan of the fantasy genre, but this one kept me reading and wanting more. As the Crow Flies will keep you up reading long into the night. All fantasy fans must read this one.