Mini Book Review: Chronicles of Steel: Raven Episode 3 by Pauline Creeden
Episode 3 of a 4 part Steampunk Fantasy set in an alternate universe. A tenuous alliance and the hunt for a kidnapper. Can sworn enemies become allies?
Synopsis provided by Goodreads.
Book: Raven Episode 3
Series: Chronicles of Steele
Author: Pauline Creeden
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: AltWit Press
Page Count: 80
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Novella
Cover Artist: Alchemy Book Covers
My Rating: ★★★
“Power is a consuming thing. Once you have a taste of it, you keep trying to get another. It’s a vacuum. What once gave you a great thrill diminishes with each passing day. You must have more in order to maintain the same level.
I’ll start off saying that I didn’t enjoy this episode as much as the previous two. It covered that “in-between” period of transition from one major event to the next. While the writing quality is fantastic, the content wasn’t as present.
The tale resembles a fairy tale retelling about the evil witch in Hanzel and Gretel. As Raven and the king’s guard team together to hunt down the witch who has run off with Darius, Raven unveils disturbing information about the wood witch herself and the reputation she has built for herself. Fearful that they are running out of time to track her down before she harms Darius, Raven races against the clock.
Fast-paced, action-packed, and multiple twists and turns, this episodical book series has a way of sucking the reader in at every turn. And the best part? It’s clean!
“Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.”
“A person is rarely ever purely good or evil…black or white, but rather has shades of grey. They have good points and bad ones.”
“Things rarely go according to plan. Be flexible and willing to change at all times.”
“Power is a consuming thing. Once you have a taste of it, you keep trying to get another. It’s a vacuum. What once gave you a great thrill diminishes with each passing day. You must have more in order to maintain the same level.”