Review by kwahu -- Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

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Review by kwahu -- Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

Post by kwahu » 12 Oct 2017, 11:56

[Following is a volunteer review of "Raven's Peak" by Lincoln Cole.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Raven’s Peak by Lincoln Cole is a C/T/M/H novel that grasps the reader’s attention as soon as the first page is turned. The multiple award-winning author whose writing esteem was lit at a young age, takes the reader through a brilliantly weaved narrative that concludes as the town of Raven’s Peak is salvaged. In this action packed page-turner, Abigail Dressler finds herself in the Council’s watch list after losing their trust and confidence. As it is, the Council can’t trust Abigail with anything important because they believe she was involved in Arthur’s disappearance. The story takes a new turn when Abigail meets Haatim, a fresh theological graduate in his mid-twenties whom she discovers is also connected to the Council.

While Abigail is scrutinizing the activities of a secret society called the ninth circle, George,(An agent of the society) meets Haatim and gives him a job offer to spy on her. Haatim subsequently finds himself running for his dear life, as a demon chases him after George’s plan backfires. Abigail turns out to be his savior and drags him along to the backwater town of Raven’s Peak where cynical events have been reported. Working from the background is Frieda, who hasn’t given up on Abigail and believes she is the cone through which to save Raven’s Peak. Will the two succeed in bringing the town to normalcy?

The narrative is quite captivating, with a brilliant plot and character development. The good vs evil themes are also clearly portrayed from the start to the end of this fast-paced novel. I like how the author invests on character a buildup that leaves the reader fully engrossed as the protagonists team up to make the demons’ life excruciating. Even in terrifying situations, Cole depicts Abigail as a whiz-kid and the heroin who puts her life in an uncalled-for circumstances to protect the lives of many who may not be aware that she exists.

This novel is woven over different plot sequences, with each plot equipped to infiltrate the reader’s thoughts allowing little breathing space as the call to curtail evil accelerates. The story is so intriguing that I had to finish it in less than a day and was left yearning for more.

This book is the first in the World on Fire series and ends on a cliff-hanger which to me, is a signal to enter into the next book. However, I encountered some misplaced words all through the book, which were somewhat a threat to my reading speed. I could have given this book 3.5 stars if it were possible, but I have to award it 3 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book to readers who love supernatural thrillers. However, the presence of ghastly scenes and the use of strong language won’t permit my recommendation to young readers or any person who finds this to be disturbing.

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Post by kandscreeley » 13 Oct 2017, 07:37

It definitely makes for a quick read. I enjoyed it as well. Thanks for the review!
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Post by Miriam Molina » 13 Oct 2017, 08:47

Hi, Kwahu! Your compelling review took my breath away.

Welcome to OBC! I am looking forward to reading your next reviews.

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Post by Cloe101 » 13 Oct 2017, 11:43

Miriam Molina wrote:Hi, Kwahu! Your compelling review took my breath away.

Welcome to OBC! I am looking forward to reading your next reviews.
I'm looking forward to reading your next review too, nice job with this one.
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Post by kwahu » 13 Oct 2017, 14:44

kandscreeley wrote:It definitely makes for a quick read. I enjoyed it as well. Thanks for the review!
Thanks for reading

-- 13 Oct 2017, 14:45 --
Miriam Molina wrote:Hi, Kwahu! Your compelling review took my breath away.

Welcome to OBC! I am looking forward to reading your next reviews.
Thanks

-- 13 Oct 2017, 14:46 --
kwahu wrote:
kandscreeley wrote:It definitely makes for a quick read. I enjoyed it as well. Thanks for the review!
Thanks for reading

-- 13 Oct 2017, 14:45 --
Miriam Molina wrote:Hi, Kwahu! Your compelling review took my breath away.

Welcome to OBC! I am looking forward to reading your next reviews.
Thanks
Thanks for Reading

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 13 Oct 2017, 15:10

The review is very nice. It has given a clear picture of what the book is about. Thanks for a great review.
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Post by Izesicle » 15 Oct 2017, 09:30

I review this book too, a while back. I agree with you on the floor and the the distracting errors. Thank you for stopping by my review

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Post by mumoscar » 15 Oct 2017, 22:52

I found the book intriguing because I also reviewed it. Nice review.

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Post by Gifty Naa Akushia » 16 Oct 2017, 05:12

Nice review Kwahu, am quite impressed about how went about your review. I will encourage you to keep it up.

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Post by KlareAllison » 16 Oct 2017, 05:44

I think the storyline of Raven’s Peak by Lincoln Cole is very interesting. I also think the character of Haatim is oddly remarkable.
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Post by meteku4 » 16 Oct 2017, 05:46

The review sounds great. I have already added it to my shelve.

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Post by EVANSO » 20 Oct 2017, 04:53

I enjoyed reading your review @kwahu. The book sounds fascinating and would want to have the same experience as you. Thanks for taking time to read.

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