Hype Post – An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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**Disclaimer, I have not read An Enchantment of Ravens or any spoilers about it.  The following post is pure speculation on what I think I will like and dislike about it.**

Title An Enchantment of Ravens

Author Margaret Rogerson

Description from Amazon

Isobel is an artistic prodigy with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious, Rook spirits her away to his kingdom to stand trial for her crime. But something is seriously wrong in his world, and they are attacked from every side. With Isobel and Rook depending on each other for survival, their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

Initial Thoughts

I just read Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson over the weekend so I am ready to read her other novel, An Enchantment of Ravens.  I have heard mixed reviews on this book but I really enjoyed Sorcery of Thorns so I didn’t want to be persuaded to not read her other book.

Cover Art

I don’t really have feeling about this cover.  It actually goes quite nicely with the cover of Sorcery of Thorns so I can appreciate them as a matching set.  However, it’s not exactly pretty.  It’s by no means ugly, but I don’t love it.

Notes on the Dust Jacket

I love the premise of this book.  A main character who’s special power comes from being a painter??  That’s different and I think it sounds so cool.

Unpopular opinion alert: I don’t really care about fairies.  I’m not sure why because they’re super trendy right not (no offense to Holly Black or The Cruel Prince series), but I just don’t care for the subject matter.  Vampires, royalty, other kinds of magic, sign me up.  Fairies, no thank you.  So, in that respect, this book is not something I’d have picked up on my own.

This book is also quite slim.  I do like the fact that it should be a quick read for me.

Review to come – stay tuned!

 

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