Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis

Triplets, unique powers, a family secret and a lost heir – perfect ingredients for a captivating fantasy adventure!

Cordelia, Rosalind and Giles live with their mother and older brother in an enchanted castle deep in the forest. Rosalind longs to be a fierce knight, Giles a wonderful singer, and Cordelia – she just longs to be wild and free. Her shape-shifting powers mean she can transform into any animal she wishes. She can fly as a bird, prowl as a cat or scamper away as a mouse. The power and limitations of each animal transformation shape her, allowing her to see, hear and sense much more than the others.

One day, their secret life comes to an end when a group of soldiers arrives demanding their mother name the next heir to the kingdom. King Edmund is dead and one of them is next in line. Their mother is desperate to protect them from the dangers of taking the throne and will not give in.

Cordelia refuses to accept the unknown and longs to be free. She sets off on an adventure to find out the truth about her family and discovers more than she ever imagined in the process.

This is a story for anyone who has ever felt an unbearable connection with animals and the wilderness – those who long to be free from the constrains of everyday life and explore beyond the walls of their own life.

Thank you to Bloomsbury Children’s Books for this exciting book!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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