Friday, July 11, 2014

Book Review ~ Raven Calls

Raven Calls (Walker Papers #7)

by C.E. Murphy
published by Luna
genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Mythology

Summary (Goodreads): Something wicked this way comes…

Suddenly, being bitten by a werewolf is the least of Joanne Walker’s problems.

Her personal life in turmoil, her job as a cop over, she’s been called to Ireland by the magic within her. And though Joanne’s skills have grown by leaps and bounds, Ireland’s magic is old and very powerful…

In fact, this is a case of unfinished business. Because the woman Joanne has come to Ireland to rescue is the woman who sacrificed everything for Joanne—the woman who died a year ago. Now, through a slip in time, she’s in thrall to a dark power and Joanne must battle darkness, time and the gods themselves to save her.

My Thoughts: I love books set in Ireland and this was no exception. This series has always leaned more towards the native american mythology part of Joanne's heritage. In this book we not only get that part but a huge influx of Celtic mythology mixed in.
There was a lot going on throughout this story. Saving Joanne's mom from becoming enthralled to the Master, a new magic user in Ireland, and lots of Gods or close to them. Gary is still one of my favorite side characters in any series and he plays a big part in this book.
Overall, lots of kick ass women, not just Joanne in this story. Not all were on the same side but still warriors. The werewolf bite became too much of a thing at times and I was glad when that was finished.  From the way the book ended Joanne won't be getting back to her romance anytime soon.

Rating: 4.5

1 comment:

  1. I had originally planned on reading this series, but then I completely forgot about it for some reason. Thanks for the reminded, I'm relieved to hear that it's still going strong, even after 7 installments. Have a fab weekend, Kristina!