This book serves as a prequel to the game Enderal, which I have never played and, honestly, know nothing about… besides reading this book I suppose. However, my lack in Enderal expertise didn’t matter and I was immediately drawn into this story by the very first incredibly haunting section. Jespar is the main character and he suffers from nightmares, particularly of a corpse with flaming hands that is trying to make him, “See”. This book has a mix of humor, amazing details and descriptions of this world, while also dealing with some serious moral issues that can be hard to read about but, still, enlightening. I recommend this highly to fans of fantasy, you do not need experience with the game Enderal to enjoy this, however I certainly want to strike out farther into this world now. The author, Lietzau, is also the creator of this game, and I am absolutely fascinated by this world after reading this.
This action packed thriller set in a post apocalyptic world follows Dez as he attempts to find someone that was taken from him. Dez is a Latent, meaning he doesn’t have any powers. When the world went crazy, people everywhere developed Supernatural powers turning them into the monsters of myth. This dangerous world is not only horrifying but incredibly interesting in its structure. Little did I know when I began reading this book how much I would love it. I loved Dez’s character and felt like I was part of the story, at times feeling like he was speaking directly to me particularly when he was journaling. Overall The Raven was a really fun read and a perfect fit for this creeptastic time of year!