Raven

A Dark Fantasy Short Story

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
32 Pages
Reviewed on 11/22/2016
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Author Biography

Have you ever had a dream you couldn't shake? It got under you skin and followed you through the rest of your day. Maybe it returned the next night, or even years later. That's the story of my writing career.

Literature has always been an important part of my life, whether as a reader or a writer. I particularly love clean young adult stories with at least a touch (or more) of magic and romance, which also happens to be what I write.

In addition to the books already published, I'm working on revising Antarctic Discovery, the modern uncovering of the Tower of Babel -- and the man who survived. I'm also revising my original novel, Call Her Forth, a tandem dream romance.

Between writing and chasing kids, I enjoy doing all things book. You can find out more at: www.AngeLeya.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite

In Raven: A Dark Fantasy Short Story by Angel Leya, Tiva is a woman of beauty, and during her coming of age she was approached by many suitors. Misha has loved this woman for time unspoken, and believes the feeling is mutual. Proud of his respected heritage, Misha is almost assured of his victory, certain that when he offers the magnificent stag he pursued, he will be granted her hand in marriage. For generations his family has been gaining respect, his great-grandfather pulled their family from the ranks of lowly fishermen to hunters, and each generation has only improved their standing; now it is his turn to bring them honour. Their marriage would see his family rise further up the noble ranks. His competition, Rokkoo, is a fisherman, but the game Misha is stalking far surpasses that any fisherman could haul. Then Misha sights a new prey, wonderful, beautiful, and deadly. It captures his attention, forever changes his fate, but still the hunt must go on.

Angel Leya's Raven: A Dark Fantasy Short Story is written in a beautifully descriptive first person narrative and conjures up vivid imagery. Reading the first paragraphs, I got a real feel for the forest, for the hunt, and could clearly see it all. As short stories go, it was an enjoyable read, but the descriptive opening style seems to peter out, which leaves some of the environments and events a little too much to the reader's imagination. All in all a good story, a quick read, but certainly an enjoyable one.

Lena Smith

I really loved this dark story. It is an interesting take on sirens.