[KINDLE] ❆ Raven Speak ❤ Diane Lee Wilson – Thomashillier.co.uk

Raven Speak Asa Is The Daughter Of A Viking Chief Whose Clan Is Struggling To Survive A Never Ending Winter All The Able Bodied Men Head To Sea In Search Of Food, Leaving Behind The Children, The Elderly, The Sick And Jorgen The Skald, The Wise Man Who Will Stop At Nothing To Take Over The Clan When Asa Learns The Skald Wants To Kill And Eat Her Beloved Horse, She Runs Away But Then She Meets A Strange Woman Who Talks To Her Two Pet Ravens, And Who Warns Asa She Ll Have To Make A Great Sacrifice To Save Her Clan Now Asa Must Face The Biggest Challenge Of Her Life In This Eerie, Absorbing Adventure Tale


About the Author: Diane Lee Wilson

Diane Lee Wilson has always ridden horses and has an extensive collection of horse books in her home in Escondido, California She is the author of Black Storm Comin , a Booklist Editors Choice, a VOYA Top Shelf Fiction Pick and a Book Links Lasting Connection, and Firehorse, which received a starred review in Booklist, is a Booklist Top Ten Mystery Suspense for Youth, and a winner of the ALA Amelia Bloomer Project.



10 thoughts on “Raven Speak

  1. says:

    It seemed like the author was trying way too hard and it made the writing sound strained Every noun was attached to a flowery sounding adjective and she was just trying to make the writing too pretty and descriptive, and it really distracted me from the story The story in itself wasn t that great either and was kind of slow Overall, it was okay, but I wasn t very impressed


  2. says:

    The cover is beautiful Thought this book would be so good because its about vikings..but when you read the story you wouldnt really know that..the author described everything way to much It could have been alot better


  3. says:

    If you are looking for a book that is fantasy and is filled with adventure, Raven Speak by Diane Lee Wilson might be the book for you The book is centered around sacrifices a good leader is willing to take I traded something that I hold dearly than life itself page 220 The Viking Chief s Daughter, Asa Coppermane, struggles to help fend her clan and sick mother from the never ending winter and the skald, Jordan, who is thirsty for power over the clan When Jordan takes action to kill and eat If you are looking for a book that is fantasy and is filled with adventure, Raven Speak by Diane Lee Wilson might be the book for you The book is centered around sacrifices a good leader is willing to take I traded something that I hold dearly than life itself page 220 The Viking Chief s Daughter, Asa Coppermane, struggles to help fend her clan and sick mother from the never ending winter and the skald, Jordan, who is thirsty for power over the clan When Jordan takes action to kill and eat the horses, Asa runs away with her horse and comes upon a strange woman with a past who talks with her ravens Until she realizes that she needs to go back and fight, she gets caught on the cliffs Will she make it in time A quote significant to the text is from the strange women that ask Asa, Tell me something you would do to rescue them I think it helps identify the story because it takes so much to save a clan from hunger and cold.The story is quite easy to follow for me because there wasn t any difficult words and the author made sure that the reader followed along smoothly Another book that is in a series called Wolves of the Beyond has the closest theme that I can think of to fit the design of both books Raven Speak is a for sure recommend to anyone who is into adventure, horses, mystery, and detailed descriptions of action and thinking.I really enjoyed this book because of the different point of views of the character s thoughts Also, there were so many details that I winced when a character felt pain The story was so sick and twisting with the antagonist s thinking made me wonder if that really how people think and it s just so overwhelming that it s good However, one thing that didn t really connect with me was the title and story and the why the author named the book as it is because I think that there isn t a significant relationship between the two


  4. says:

    Overall a good and intriguing story, although I found myelf skimming over paragraphs of too detailed description Wish I could have seenof Asa s internal struggle over a couple of the great losses she experienced It was in the Juvenile section of my local library, although I think it is better suited to YA, personally The heroine herself does and experiences things that it is difficult to imagine a 14 year old girl doing Still, a good read and told well, despite the excess wordiness


  5. says:

    Wilson writes in beautiful, often poetic prose Though the story is mostly told through Asa, the reader also gets snippet told through the antagonist Jorgensen and through Asa s new friend mentor Wenda These different points of view are portrayed in believable ways that really puts the reader in the mind spirit of each character At times the novel seems a bit formulaic easy to anticipate, but it s tops in such a great way that the journey of reading is worth it.


  6. says:

    Action packed bildungsroman.


  7. says:

    This almost ended up on my DNF list, and i really try to not have things on there I didn t care enough about Asa to need to keep reading to find out what happened


  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really liked this book at the beginning but as it went on I got frustrated with most of the characters although I did like Asa and Wenda most of the time I didn t like the last few chapters of this book If Wenda knew what was happening why didn t she make some effort to send help That really really bothered me For that matter why didn t the clan go looking for Asa What happened was disturbing to read I couldn t have done what Asa did even if it meant saving my clan Also, why when t I really liked this book at the beginning but as it went on I got frustrated with most of the characters although I did like Asa and Wenda most of the time I didn t like the last few chapters of this book If Wenda knew what was happening why didn t she make some effort to send help That really really bothered me For that matter why didn t the clan go looking for Asa What happened was disturbing to read I couldn t have done what Asa did even if it meant saving my clan Also, why when these people lived on an island did they do so little to explore it in search of food and resources especially when they were starving to death at the end of winter Why hadn t they explored itthoroughly in times of good weather It seemed they only knew the part of the island they lived on They just sat around expecting their clan leader to somehow provide food And it doesn t appear that much effort was made on his part He did leave in his boat during a dangerous storm to head to another island in search for food That decision proved to be unwise They all could have been exploring their own island for something to eat Okay, so the fish are nowhere to be found off of your little shore Go have a look around and try out another shore on the island or prepare a little better in the future Wenda had plenty of food and she was old She had prepared well They knew the deer had gone up into the mountainous areas in search of food so why weren t they out hunting them Dangerous Yes Impossible No.I think that Vikings would have beenresourceful than they seemed to be in this story Asa s father didnt want the three horses killed for food because he thought they were the clan s future A good part of the clan had already starved to death and some had died from illness and the rest are getting close to it What kind of future will the clan have if they aren t around to see it Yes, it would be hard to kill and eat the horses, but I would think that as the leader you d have to put the physical needs of your clan first and make the decision that the horses are needed for food whether you wanted that to happen or not I don t think he was a strong leader The author told us he was but I disagree I like reading a survival story where the characters are smart, resourceful, and do all they can to make things happen even in the bleakest of situations If that had been the case I would have loved this book Island of the Blue Dolphins is a much better survival story


  9. says:

    While I was reading Raven Speak , I was reminded that I like, or tend to, readbooks based on mystery and suspense Raven Speak is absolutely filled with both of these elements, giving the reader lots of questions to be solved later in the reading This book teaches you lessons of trust and kindness to others, it s a good book for anyone who wants to read it My favorite quote from this novel is You didn t cry, you didn t shiver, and you didn t even blink This quote is told to them ma While I was reading Raven Speak , I was reminded that I like, or tend to, readbooks based on mystery and suspense Raven Speak is absolutely filled with both of these elements, giving the reader lots of questions to be solved later in the reading This book teaches you lessons of trust and kindness to others, it s a good book for anyone who wants to read it My favorite quote from this novel is You didn t cry, you didn t shiver, and you didn t even blink This quote is told to them main character, Asa , who is as described It reveals the theme of the book as to never give up, just like Asa It is a huge factor in the story because it shows the harsh environment, people, and culture that Asa has to live with and learn to eventually lead This relates to my life a little, like when I have to keep my family up and moving when they feel the need to stay sad or upset I can turn that around and I won t give up until I do The main character, Asa, has to survive through an extremely long winter along with her clan While her father is away she must help her sick mother keep the peace There is tension between Asa and the storyteller of the clan On top of this she must not corruption take over the clan and her loved ones I really liked this book because of the way a view of the ocean or a cold night was described I wouldn t have changed anything about this book, in my opinion, it s already as good as it can get


  10. says:

    This novel was pretty intense Taking place during Viking time in the frozen north, the whole novel has the side story of sacrifice, leadership, starvation, and death Life as a teenager in that village was definitely less frivolous than life now.I was really impressed by the fortitude and strength that Asa showed She could have run away, gone south, to find warmer land andfood, but she stuck around, continually trying to help her people.I appreciated the distinction the author made in re This novel was pretty intense Taking place during Viking time in the frozen north, the whole novel has the side story of sacrifice, leadership, starvation, and death Life as a teenager in that village was definitely less frivolous than life now.I was really impressed by the fortitude and strength that Asa showed She could have run away, gone south, to find warmer land andfood, but she stuck around, continually trying to help her people.I appreciated the distinction the author made in regards to leadership, about what makes a good leader.The author was very descriptive So descriptive that I even wanted to skip parts just to keep moving through the story, but I forced myself to slow down and read everything However that may beindicative of a reader flaw of my own than a flaw of the author.It is always interesting to read books like this and wonder what I would do in similar do or die situations I have no idea, but I hope I could be as brave as Asa.Don t read this book if you need something cheerful at the time Because it deals with many sad issues


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