Voice of Crow — September 25, 2007, Luna Books
The Dead cry out to her...
In pain, in fear, and in longing—with every passing Rhia hears the cries of the departed. This "gift" from the ancient and mysterious Crow gives Rhia an intimate connection to death. One that holds her soul hostage to the Other Side-even as her people are threatened by the enemies they call Descendants. But a new prophecy offers hope: Rhia's infant son may hold the key to freedom.
And then he is stolen from her.
To save her family, protect her home, and reclaim her soul, Rhia will travel as far as she must. To the Descendants’ towering white city...even to the Land of the Dead itself.
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- Winner, Third Place, PRISM Award, Best Fantasy
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Smith-Ready has outdone herself with the second book in the Aspect of Crow trilogy. Events unfold quickly but with enough backstory for new readers to grasp what's happening. The characterization is impressive. Book one focused primarily on the heroine; now we see the action through other characters as well. Readers will relate to these sympathetic people as they face heartbreaking challenges.
This is magical, entertaining and the best fantasy I have read in a long time. This world is so close to ours in many ways but far enough away to be new. I can't get enough and loved how this part was not only told from Rhia's perspective but from the other main characters views as well. If you love fantasy with some romance thrown in and want to try something new then I highly recommend this trilogy.
VOICE OF CROW is a powerful second novel in a trilogy that has solidified Jeri Smith-Ready as a true force in the genre. Her powerful tale of magic and heroism is both poignant and unforgettable.
Jeri's imagination is amazing! She is a truly talented author and writes with such emotional depth...If you like Fantasy with romance and strong emotions then I highly recommned this trilogy. It's one not to be passed up!