Fantasy novels are not at the top of my preferred reading list but I will always make an exception for those by Morgan L. Busse. While definitely fantasy, her tales are not so extreme that it takes them out of the realm of the possible.

I love the almost medieval settings of The Ravenwood Saga and the idea of various kingdoms, each with their own giftings – giftings meant to work together for the good of all followers of the Light. I have thoroughly enjoyed following Lady Selene Ravenwood and her husband Damien Maris as they work together with the other Great Houses to save them from the evil Dominia Empire.

Cry of the Raven is the final installment of this wonderful series and lived up to my expectations and more. With plenty of action and moments that made me hold my breath, the plot moved at a brisk pace to its exciting and satisfying conclusion. While remaining true to the fantasy genre, the author expertly illustrated the power of the Holy Spirit against the darkness for those who embrace the Lord. A powerful example of personal transformation and  believers working together using their God given gifts, Cry of the Raven as well as the previous two books of this series will remain in my memory for a long time.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by the author. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Wife. Warrior. Lady of Two Worlds.

As War Looms, Will Her Power Be Enough to Save the Ones She Loves?

Lady Selene Ravenwood has come into her full power as a dreamwalker–a power greater than any in history. She embraces her new role as Nightwatcher, able to intercede for her people in the dream world, but the dark shadow of war draws ever closer.

Working together, the Great Houses come up with a plan to secure the borders from the approaching Dominia Empire. But dissension, conflict, and suspicion threaten to destroy their tenuous treaty, and as the empire burns a path across their lands, Damien Maris starts to lose his ability to raise the waters, leaving the lands vulnerable to the empire’s attacks.

The only one who can keep the Great Houses unified and restore her husband’s power is Selene. But it will require that she venture deep into the dream world to confront the enemies of her past who will do anything to stop her power. Will it be enough, or will both worlds fall under the empire’s might?

Read an excerpt here.


Morgan L. Busse ( is a writer by day and a mother by night. She is the author of the Follower of the Word series and the steampunk series The Soul Chronicles. Mark of the Raven won the 2019 Carol Award and the 2019 INSPY Award. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel. She and her family live in Fredericksburg, Virginia.