Ravensblood is book one in the Ravensblood Trilogy by Shawna Reppert. The story is set in an urban fantasy world full of magic and mayhem, but its got cop influences and a dash of romance to really round out the book and make it unique.
Cassandra is a Guardian, or a magical policeman. In her world, Art, Craft, and Mundanes all collide to form a magic-filled universe with a lot of danger potential. She’s working through a lot of ignorant suspicion in her job, but she’s stubborn. I think that’s what I like most about her. She’s self-confident enough to know who she is even when everyone else is telling her different.
And then there’s Raven. The dark mage with a conscious ready to play spy against the most dangerous man in the world. And he only trusts Cass. So she’s got to work with the ‘bad’ guy no one trusts while saving the world.
Yeah, if that wasn’t complicated enough. She worked with him before. This smells of personal issues. But Cass is a top-notch heroine. And I love Raven. He’s the ‘bad’ guy you just have to cheer for. Emotionally stunted, but he wants to do better. He’s got the determination, if he can get a second chance. And he’ll learn a few things along the way.
If you like this one, this is a trilogy!