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Ravenswynd: Legends (Ravenswynd Series), Book 1 Paperback – March 4, 2013
Once in a decade or two an author enlightens their readers and takesthem on an astonishing journey that alters the course in character writing orstoryline as did author Anne Rice in the book "Interview with aVampire" in 1979. Decades later Stephenie Meyer author of "Twilight" started yet another blitz of Vampire authors, sending themall back to their keyboards. Now Sharon Ricklin Jones has accomplished yet afurther in depth examination of characters and story. Everything about acharacter in a story that we once thought typical for that character in anyrelated story at most remained concrete until this author once again alters thecourse of Vampire folklore...
The moment of a vampire bite and transition will never be written the same. Thetitle could have been Fifty Shades of Red as it had me turning pagesfrantically and wanting to be turned myself. ..
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The idea for Ravenswynd came to me in a dream; one that was so realistic, I woke up at 2 a.m. and wrote everything down. By the next afternoon, I'd already written 3 chapters. And the scene from my dream doesn't even show up until chapter 13!
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The beginning was hard for me to follow, well maybe not follow as much as remain focused. The main character’s inability to stay locked on one moment was dizzying. Her thought process flitted around like an airhead on a sugar high, very distracting. About the time of the actual party things smoothed out and became easier to follow. The story reeled me in once more and held me captivated, curious to know where the author would lead us next. The story surprised me with the depth of its descriptions.
There were a few spots I might have been tempted to roll my eyes, due to its sappy nature. Considering the era most of the vampires were born in, I didn’t feel it was too overly done. Even the rendition of poetry added to the overall emotion of the story. I especially liked how she slipped Poe’s work into the storyline, it truly fit the mood.
My least favorite character – You would think my least favorite person would be the antagonist, but you’d be wrong. I can almost feel sorry for him. No, I greatly disliked the twin sister, Melinda. She was selfish and self–centered. She pretended concern for her sister, but really she seemed more worried about how Lizzy’s decisions, might affect her own life. She really rubbed me the wrong way.
Favorite Part – What I truly liked most about this story is the vampire folklore. It’s not your typical storyline. While I tend to find entertainment in the twilight style stories, mostly for a good laugh, my true addiction stems from the older legends. I found the turning process in general intriguing. Sorry, I won’t give away details, but I think most true addicts of vampire lore will enjoy the twist.
This is a full length novel, with a nice price tag. The sneak peek of book two was just pure evil. I had to go buy it. Over all it was a sweet vampire story that I would recommend to others.
Once again I am in love with the characters in Sharon's book.I have started the second in the series..could not wait to get started after finishing Legends.
Sharon has an exceptional ability to weave a tale from beginning to end.She has taken a subject which has been the chosen theme of many well written authors and created a whole new world to explore.
Believe me you will not be disappointed.I would love to see a movie or tv mini series created from the Ravenswynd Series. Some where out there a screenwriter is looking for a fresh new canvas to work with!
Who ever discovers this series will find a feast for the taking!
Sharon.....I hope you will gain well the deserved recognition your writing contributions deserve.
It is a challenge for avid readers to find authors who create an ongoing hunger for more .....
Yours is a refreshing and powerful new voice in the realm of the written word.
................And I definitely want to come along on this journey!
Ravenswynd Legends is a very well written book with a great story line. One thing I didn't quite love was how the beginning kept jumping around, it was a little disorienting. Other than that, a wonderful book.
The cast of characters is varied and captivating, and I confess that the scene when the main character is "turned" left me absolutely breathless!
It robbed me of some late night sleep, but then, that's the mark of a page-turner!
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