Review: Raven Sony by I.A. Ashcroft


A century ago, the world burned. Even now, though rebuilt and defiant, civilization is still choking on the ashes. 

Jackson, a smuggler, lives in the shadows, once a boy with no memory, no name, and no future. Ravens followed him, long-extinct birds only he could see, and nightmares flew in their wake. Once, Jackson thought himself to be one of the lucky few touched by magic, a candidate for the Order of Mages. He is a man now, and that dream has died. But, the ravens still follow. The nightmares still whisper in his ear. 

Anna’s life was under the sun, her future bright, her scientific work promising. She knew nothing of The Bombings, the poisoned world, or the occult. One day, she went to work, and the next, she awoke in a box over a hundred years in the future, screaming, fighting to breathe, and looking up into the eyes of a smuggler. Anna fears she’s gone crazy, unable to fill the massive hole in her memories, and terrified of the strange abilities she now possesses. 

The Coalition government has turned its watchful eyes towards them. The secret factions of the city move to collect them first. And, old gods stir in the darkness, shifting their pawns on the playing field. 

If Anna and Jackson wish to stay free, they must learn what they are and why they exist. 

Unfortunately, even if they do, it may be too late. 

Raven Song is the first of a four book adult-oriented dystopian fantasy series, a story of intrigue, love, violence, and the old spirits in the shadows who wait for us to notice them again. Readers of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, and Charlie Human will enjoy this dark magic-laced tale rooted on the bones of what our world could become. 



Jackson is a smuggler with no memories of his life and no future. Nightmares disturbed his sleep and he sees Raven, a distinct birds that no one can see. Anna is from the past and she finds herself a hundred years in the future. Her future was bright with her promising work but finding herself in the future changed all of that.  
Raven Song is a very different genre from what I’m used to reading. It’s very interesting and unique in its own way. It's also very entertaining because there are more than one genre. It includes a little mysteries, dystopian, and a little bit of magic. Dystopian books are a hit or miss for me. Raven song is pretty well written and it is to my liking. The characters were likable. They were well developed and the pace of the story is how I want a story to go, not too fast or slow.  
I highly recommend this book if you want something different. It was an enjoyable read and a pleasure to delve into Anna and Jackson's world. I am looking forward to more books from this author. 

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