Dawnthief: Chronicles of the Raven

James Barclay, Author
James Barclay, Author Gollancz $14.95 (544p) ISBN 978-1-85798-594-8
Reviewed on: 03/01/2002
Release date: 03/01/2002
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Blood, sex and magic dance (sort of awkwardly) to a Terry Brooks tune in the pages of James Barclay's sprawling epic Dawnthief, the first book in his Chronicles of the Raven series. When members of the mercenary gang The Raven (motto: ""Kill But Never Murder"") agree to accompany a Xeteskian mage on his journey, little do they know that he will hold their destinies and the fate of the world in his hands, as he struggles to destroy the Wytch Lords, command the Dawnthief spell and live long enough to be a father to his unborn child.