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Tower of Ravens US cover

Tower of Ravens (2005)
book one of Rhiannon's Ride

Roc paperback
cover art by Keith Birdsong
429 pages (left)

Arrow Australia paperback (right)

Tower of Ravens Australian cover

From the back cover of the US paperback:
       One-Horn's daughter is not like the others of her kind.  Born of a human father, she lacks the horns so prized by her people and is scorned even by her own mother.  Her only chance for escape is to capture one of the legendary flying horses and ride to freedom -- if she can stay on its back long enough.
       And so this strange, feral girl begins a dangerous journey of love, death, and betrayal that will earn her a new name -- Rhiannon, the rider no one can catch.
       Found wounded, she is rescued and taken to the home of Lewen, a young man just beginning to understand his own magical potential as an apprentice-witch.  Rhiannon soon becomes fascinated with the human world...and Lewen.  Together they travel through a land where the dead walk and ghosts haunt the living, a place where Rhiannon encounters dark forces that endanger all of Eileanan.  But to save the land, she must convince Lewen and the other apprentice-witches to trust the word of a wild half-human girl....

Read for group discussion on February 13, 2008

How we each rated this book
Dan - Amy - stack of books 10   Wow! Don't miss it
8-9  Highly recommended
7    Recommended
5-6  Mild recommendation
3-4  Take your chances
1-2  Below average; skip it
0    Get out the flamethrower!
U    Unfinishable or unreadable
-    Skipped or no rating given
Cheri 4 Barb -
Aaron 2 Cynthia -
Jackie 6 Ron 4
Jessica 7 Jenn -
Alan 7

Kate Forsyth (1966-      ) is an Australian fantasy writer.  She is the author of books for adults, YA and children's books, and a poetry collection.

The Witches of Eileanan series
-- Dragonclaw (1997), a.k.a The Witches of Eileanan (US)
-- The Pool of Two Moons (1998)
-- The Cursed Towers (1999)
-- The Forbidden Land (2000)
-- The Skull of the World (2001)
-- The Fathomless Caves (2002)

Rhiannon's Ride series
-- The Tower of Ravens (2004)
-- The Shining City (2005)
-- The Heart of Stars (2006)

The Chain of Charm YA series
-- The Gypsy Crown (2006)
-- The Silver Horse (2006)
-- The Herb of Grace (2007)
-- The Cat's Eye Shell (2007)
-- The Lightning Bolt (2007)
-- The Butterfly in Amber (2007)

Chronicles of Estelliana YA
-- The Starthorn Tree (2002)

Ben and Tim's Magical Misadventures - children's books
-- Dragon Gold (2005)
-- Wishing For Trouble (2006)
-- Sea Magic (2008)

Other Books
-- Full Fathom Five (2003, as Kate Humphrey) - contemporary fiction
-- Radiance (2004) - poetry collection
-- I Am (2007) - a children's picture book
-- The Puzzle Ring (2009) - children's book

Kate Forsyth - official website
Kate Forsyth - Wikipedia
The SF Site Featured Review: The Witches of Eíleanan

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