Trade Reviews ~ Feast of the Raven
A compelling start to a historical fantasy series
“(Feast of the Raven) …strikes an appealing balance between historical fiction, sword and sorcery, and a noirish detective story, with quick pacing and just enough world building to lend weight to the plot.
Sequels are planned, and they are welcome: the reader should be eager to see what other secrets Spader’s vast medieval forests might yield. A compelling start to a historical fantasy series about a troubled warrior seeking redemption.”
Superbly written . . .
“Superbly written and impeccably edited….Spader is unquestionably a talented writer: Her writing style is fluid and at times lyrical, her description of northern Germany meticulous and fully immersive, and her knowledge of folklore extensive.
But it’s her characters that make this novel so readable. Interesting and emotionally compelling, they are certain to resonate with readers.”
Gerwulf frets convincingly over his soul . . .
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Trade Reviews ~ Return of the Wulfhedinn
Surprises lurking behind every tree . . .
“As in the previous volume, Spader’s world of eighth-century Germany is distinctive and a lot of fun, with the fantastic elements playing a supporting role to the historical ones.
. . . Spader has created a realm that feels just uncharted enough for surprises to be lurking behind every tree. Fans of Feast of the Raven should enjoy this new chapter in the Gerwulf saga. An enjoyable historical fantasy with a conflicted hero.”
A highly engaging read . . .
“. . . a highly engaging read. The fusion of medieval fiction and Germanic myth coupled with Spader’s rich, immersive writing style create an utterly readable narrative. The action is nonstop, . .
Gerwulf, in particular, is a remarkably complex character, and his world is both magical and visceral. . . . examining not only the relationship between religious belief and war but also the consequences of intolerance, ignorance, and fear.”