This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
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.