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February 19, 2017


Rowankind: Book Two
Jacey Bedford

When wild magic is set free, can a summoner 
and a shape changer preserve their world? 

Britain, 1801, King George's episodic sanity is almost as damaging as his madness. First Consul Napoleon is almost as damaging as his madness. First Consul Napoleon is fathering his forces in France. The disease of democracy is spreading. The world is poised on the brink of the modern era, but the Rowankind, long a source of free labor, have shaken off their bonds. Some have returned to Iaru to find freedom with the Fae; others are trying to find a place in the world, looking for fair treatment under the law. The course of the industrial revolution may changge forever.
Wild magic is on the rise. Cratures of legend are returning to the world, kelpies, pixies, trolls, hobs, and goblins.
Ross and Corwen, she is a summoner witch and be a wolf shapechanger, have freed the Rowankind from bondage, but now they are caught in the midst of the conflict, while trying their best to avoid the attention of the Mysterium the government organization which would see them hanged for their magic.
When an  urgent letter calls Corwen back to Yorkshire, he and Ross become embroiled in dark magic, family secrets, and industrial treachery. London beckons. There they discover a missing twin, and unexpected friend, and an old enemy - called Walsingham. 

 Number: 9780756411916
  • Release: January 3, 2017
  • Author: Jacey Bedford
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

Jacey Bedford has a string of short story publication credits on both sides of the Atlantic. She lives a thouand feet up on the edge of the Yorkshire Pennines in a two hundred year stone house. She has been a librarian, postmistress, rag-doll maker, and a folk singer in an a cappella trio. She can be found at or on Twitter at @JaceyBedford.

A fantasy with history added.  This book comes after Winterwood .  Silverwolf's world is like ours. The difference is our world doesn't have magic and the creatures that come from it.   The book not only contains a magical world but a human world too. The book read rather slow for me.  I would suggest you read Winterwood first.  The book gives a fairly good historical fantasy read for those who like fantasy books.  The author gives the reader 19th Century England with a magical twist.  I don't know if this Ravensworld has a dark shadow over it or if it is a blessing to all.  The author does give a lot of detail that will bring you imagination buds up front.  The book has a lot of action and you may even wipe a tear from your cheek.  I had a bit of a hard time believing in love at first sight with all the things going on.  Winterworld was about what was to come and Ravensworld is about what has transpired.

If you enjoy fantasy, magic, magical creatures in a 19th Century England setting then you will enjoy this. 
I just didn't care as much for it, maybe because I should have read the first book before this one.

Grab a copy and decide for yourself.

I received this book from Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 3 STARS.

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