Lucinda, Ascara, and the Captain have survived several almost fatal encounters with various agents of Sh’Na. Now they must face the Mistress of the Night herself in the pyramid from Lucinda’s dreams and cut short the beast’s reign of terror. Captain Stoner, however, has met this Queen of the Desert before, and although the companions are together, she fears the three of them will not be enough to withstand Sh’Na’s evil.
Their journey is not a simple one and their trials start in the city of Port Ruth. Here the Captain must face her own past, fraught with its own perils, before they can enter the desert. Once outside the city, they travel into the inhospitable lands of sand and sun where they must face Sh’Na in a battle for more than their own lives. Failure means the end of everything. Success will bring the three to a new truth, and a new path will be revealed.
Review of Raven, Sand and Sun
Raven, Sand and Sun continues the adventures of Lucinda, Ascara and Magda.
I like the idea of the trinity made up of three women, each with unique skills. At this point in their union, they are still learning what they can do. Not being aware of what they might be able to do makes these women more interesting. And based on what I read in the first two books in this Touch of Truth series, I think, going forward, they will be learning more about their talents. Whether they want to or not.
In Raven, Sand and Sun, we learn more of the background of Ascara and Magda. There are past events that weave fortune and misfortune into the story.
With the three, there is also the hint of mutual attraction between the three. Of the three, Ascara is the most vocal about this chemistry and I like her for it. But still, they do not act on it. At first, I wanted them to become more, but now I kind of like what they have become. A force to be reckoned with. They are fine the way they are.
Lucinda seems to be the primary, the leader, however, she is also lead by Ascara and Magda. Lucinda gets lots of advice and pretty much always takes it. It is good to have whip-smart advisors, but every now and then, I just wanted to Lucinda to prove she was in charge.
The amazing airship from book 1 returns, but it drifts into the background while the trio and their entourage travel through the desert on horse, camel, foot and giant mobile slug. Yes, I said slug. As near as I can tell, it is kind of like a tank, but nicer on the inside. After all, it must accommodate a priestess.
Raven, Fire and Ice was very much a mystery, wrapped up in the paranormal. Raven, Sand and Sun is more of an adventure. And it is a busy story. Many events, many characters. But all nicely laid out. There are multiple story lines, some resolved and others yet to be resolved. There are multiple protagonists, some dealt with and others, well….you know there will be another story.
The author provided a copy of her book in exchange for my honest review.
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