Mini Book Review: Chronicles of Steele: Raven Episode 4 by Pauline Creeden
Peace and safety...a promise often made but seldom kept. Can Raven trust that anyone will be able to protect the young baron as she has?
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Book: Raven Episode 4
Series: Chronicles of Steele
Author: Pauline Creeden
Publication Date: October 4, 2014
Publisher: AltWit Press
Page Count: 62
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Novella
Cover Artist: Alchemy Book Covers
My Rating: ★★★½
The end is rarely ever the end. Our troubles have a way of coming round again when we are not prepared for them.
This was a fun, and rather meaningful short-story series to read. While it’s quick and easy to get through, there are no sacrifices made in the overall quality and plot development. Steampunk accents are apparent, but do not overtake, or distract from the main focus of the story.
As the quest to return the young baron back to safety, Raven struggles with trusting that he will be properly cared for. She has come to care for him, not only for his piece in her redemption but also as her charge.
Trust must be earned and not freely given.
The ending is left wide-open. I’m not sure if there are more episodes to come? I hope so because I want to know if there is more to happen between Raven and Captain Grant, as well as what’s to come for Darius.
“A man in power is often willing to compromise his character to satisfy his whims. When you make the law, you may find little reason to abide by them.”
“Never allow the routine of daily life to dull one’s sense.”
“Adding a burden to yourself that was never meant to be there doesn’t make you more righteous.”
“…no matter what you’ve done, no matter what the future holds, love will forgive.”
“Sometimes we redeem ourselves just by admitting we were wrong.”