Opinion and Rating of Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

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Re: Opinion and Rating of Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole

Post by christinac_2585 » 05 Apr 2017, 07:55

kandscreeley wrote:
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christinac_2585 wrote:I gave it a 3 out 4 stars. I like how it was action packed and never a dull moment. I also like how Abigail and Haatim connected and helped each other without really knowing it. I wasn't to happy about the ending but I think it gives you a good idea of how the second book is going to start.
Yeah, generally a lot of people were a little frustrated by the ending. For me, it felt more like an 'afterword' then an ending, but being a piece of the book detracted from the entire thing.

I hope the author learns from that in the future.
If you read in the author questions post, it appears the publishers made that chapter that everyone dislikes as part of the first book instead of a peek in the next book. I thought that was very interesting.
Wow that is interesting. Thank you for the information. I'm trying to think what their reasoning was behind that decision but I am at a loss.
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Post by James Craft » 05 Apr 2017, 08:02

kandscreeley wrote:
James Craft wrote:
christinac_2585 wrote:I gave it a 3 out 4 stars. I like how it was action packed and never a dull moment. I also like how Abigail and Haatim connected and helped each other without really knowing it. I wasn't to happy about the ending but I think it gives you a good idea of how the second book is going to start.
Yeah, generally a lot of people were a little frustrated by the ending. For me, it felt more like an 'afterword' then an ending, but being a piece of the book detracted from the entire thing.

I hope the author learns from that in the future.
If you read in the author questions post, it appears the publishers made that chapter that everyone dislikes as part of the first book instead of a peek in the next book. I thought that was very interesting.
Ah, that is interesting. Publishers do some crazy things sometimes.

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Post by hsimone » 05 Apr 2017, 10:52

gali wrote:I enjoyed the story and rated it 3 out of 4 as well. I found the characters easy to relate. There wasn't enough background on Haatim and Arthur, but it may be given in the next installment. The story line flows smoothly and there isn't a dull moment. It certainly kept my interest, though like you I wish for a more satisfying ending.
Gali, you and I are of the same minds in many things, including this one. I also thought there wasn't enough of Arthur's and Haatim's background, but the storyline was smooth and held my interest throughout. The ending could have been better, but you can definitely see that the author can certainly tell a story. My rating was also a 3 out of 4 stars for these reasons.

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kandscreeley wrote: If you read in the author questions post, it appears the publishers made that chapter that everyone dislikes as part of the first book instead of a peek in the next book. I thought that was very interesting.
I did see that, and it's too bad because, like I've said, the author definitely can tell a tale!
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Post by gali » 05 Apr 2017, 12:47

hsimone wrote:
gali wrote:I enjoyed the story and rated it 3 out of 4 as well. I found the characters easy to relate. There wasn't enough background on Haatim and Arthur, but it may be given in the next installment. The story line flows smoothly and there isn't a dull moment. It certainly kept my interest, though like you I wish for a more satisfying ending.
Gali, you and I are of the same minds in many things, including this one. I also thought there wasn't enough of Arthur's and Haatim's background, but the storyline was smooth and held my interest throughout. The ending could have been better, but you can definitely see that the author can certainly tell a story. My rating was also a 3 out of 4 stars for these reasons.

-- 05 Apr 2017, 17:54 --
kandscreeley wrote: If you read in the author questions post, it appears the publishers made that chapter that everyone dislikes as part of the first book instead of a peek in the next book. I thought that was very interesting.
I did see that, and it's too bad because, like I've said, the author definitely can tell a tale!
Indeed! And he can certainly tell a tale!
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Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 05 Apr 2017, 12:51

MarisaRose wrote:After finishing Raven's Peak, what is your overall opinion and star rating?

I enjoyed the story, I thought it started out strong and the pacing kept me going, but I had a hard time connecting with/liking some of the main character. I also wish the ending had been a little more satisfying! (Even though I understand it is the first in the series.)

Overall, I rate Raven's Peak 3 out of 4 stars and look forward to the next installment.
I enjoyed the story from its beginning to its end. I would have liked it if Abigail had been able to find the relic in the caverns but it did make for an interesting cliff hanger. I would rate this story 4 out of 4 stars since it grabbed my attention, had strong characters and lots of action, and is in one of my favorite genres!

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Post by James Craft » 05 Apr 2017, 14:52

Jennifer Allsbrook wrote:
MarisaRose wrote:After finishing Raven's Peak, what is your overall opinion and star rating?

I enjoyed the story, I thought it started out strong and the pacing kept me going, but I had a hard time connecting with/liking some of the main character. I also wish the ending had been a little more satisfying! (Even though I understand it is the first in the series.)

Overall, I rate Raven's Peak 3 out of 4 stars and look forward to the next installment.
I enjoyed the story from its beginning to its end. I would have liked it if Abigail had been able to find the relic in the caverns but it did make for an interesting cliff hanger. I would rate this story 4 out of 4 stars since it grabbed my attention, had strong characters and lots of action, and is in one of my favorite genres!
One of my current favorites too! I would love to see if you like the second or third books as much (just started the third entry myself!)

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Post by Vermont Reviews » 06 Apr 2017, 01:34

I would say 4 out of 4
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Post by Kitkat3 » 08 Apr 2017, 01:35

I think I rate it 4 out of 4. It had good pacing, held my attention, and I actually liked the ending okay. I think that unnecessary elements are left out of the story and this helped the plot move along. I also really like how the events of the final battle were unexpected. I felt like there was probably something there. I am looking forward to reading the next books.

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Post by mratdegraff91 » 12 Apr 2017, 22:41

I really enjoyed the storyline. The characters were okay but could have been more relatable. There were occasional typos but not so many to distract from the main storyline. I rate this book a 4 out of 4 stars and look forward to continuing the series. I like that Haatim and Abigail had a friendship rather than a romance. It was a different twist in books of similar genre.
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Post by Chitopogi » 14 Apr 2017, 00:48

I rate the book 3.8 out of 4 stars. It has a perfect plot and the characterization can be made more detailed in order for the reader to know where the characters are coming from. Plus the ending can be made more satisfying for the reader. Remember, the book was made for the reader, the buyer. Remember, he who holds the purse must be made to want to buy the next installment.

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Post by Dotrus » 14 Apr 2017, 09:16

The Ravens Peak
Rating: 4/4
The book is full of action and carries one from one event to another. Lincoln Cole’s artistic approach and efficient use of stylistic devices makes the ‘Ravens Peak’ one of the best books ever. The book is divided into three phases, each narrating different ordeals as experienced by the characters, but all joined to form a very interesting story. The prologue introduces us to reverend Arthur, one of the main characters in the book. The action begins in the cell giving us a glimpse into the life of Arthur in prison. Cole deliberately introduces the reader to the negative side of Arthur, thereby providing room for premature judgment about the character. He in his ways creates a character who finds solace in hurting himself. This is one of the author’s best ways of making the reader more curious.
The book combines the 21st century events and those assumed to be only possible in the past centuries. Combining demon narratives, fighting using salt, chasing demons, demonic attacks and the description of the ravens peak takes the reader back to the events of the past centuries. However, the use of modern technology, influence of the social media and the hypocrisy of the current world leaders awakens one from the dream and makes the events in the book more real and believable.
The biggest artistic twist is achieved when Cole combines superstition and reality. Frieda is one of the leaders but fears losing power due to Aroma’s machinations. The male dominated group is uncomfortable with Frieda’s leadership and is out to sabotage her efforts. Aroma’s secret association with the enemy’s camp for personal gains is a true reflection of the current political leaders who associate with leaders perceived to be enemies, secretly for the own selfish interests.
Lincoln Cole’s creativity in creating demons and describing the war between the reverend and the demon makes the whole story more interesting. In short, it brings the scene in your living room. The scenes are fast paced and entertaining. If you thought watching a movie is interesting, then I bet you read The Raven peak. It left me wondering when the movie on the same story will be released. Will Abigail save people of Ravens peak? What really happens in the demonic world? How do the two worlds connect? Read the Raven’s Peak now

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Post by Amagine » 14 Apr 2017, 14:44

Dotrus wrote:The Ravens Peak
Rating: 4/4
The book is full of action and carries one from one event to another. Lincoln Cole’s artistic approach and efficient use of stylistic devices makes the ‘Ravens Peak’ one of the best books ever. The book is divided into three phases, each narrating different ordeals as experienced by the characters, but all joined to form a very interesting story. The prologue introduces us to reverend Arthur, one of the main characters in the book. The action begins in the cell giving us a glimpse into the life of Arthur in prison. Cole deliberately introduces the reader to the negative side of Arthur, thereby providing room for premature judgment about the character. He in his ways creates a character who finds solace in hurting himself. This is one of the author’s best ways of making the reader more curious.
The book combines the 21st century events and those assumed to be only possible in the past centuries. Combining demon narratives, fighting using salt, chasing demons, demonic attacks and the description of the ravens peak takes the reader back to the events of the past centuries. However, the use of modern technology, influence of the social media and the hypocrisy of the current world leaders awakens one from the dream and makes the events in the book more real and believable.
The biggest artistic twist is achieved when Cole combines superstition and reality. Frieda is one of the leaders but fears losing power due to Aroma’s machinations. The male dominated group is uncomfortable with Frieda’s leadership and is out to sabotage her efforts. Aroma’s secret association with the enemy’s camp for personal gains is a true reflection of the current political leaders who associate with leaders perceived to be enemies, secretly for the own selfish interests.
Lincoln Cole’s creativity in creating demons and describing the war between the reverend and the demon makes the whole story more interesting. In short, it brings the scene in your living room. The scenes are fast paced and entertaining. If you thought watching a movie is interesting, then I bet you read The Raven peak. It left me wondering when the movie on the same story will be released. Will Abigail save people of Ravens peak? What really happens in the demonic world? How do the two worlds connect? Read the Raven’s Peak now

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Post by MTReader91 » 16 Apr 2017, 17:49

I loved it although I did find a few grammatical errors as well as some name changes. I scored it 3.5 out of 4.

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Post by Amagine » 17 Apr 2017, 16:05

Even though I gave it 3 because of the ending of the first book, I still did find the overall plot and characters interesting.
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Post by godreaujea » 20 Apr 2017, 06:34

I have it 4 out of 4 stars! It's an entertaining and fast paced read, and it reminds me a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which I love! Looking forward to the next in the series :)

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