• The Raven Song

  • A Novel (A Conspiracy of Magic, Book 2)
  • By: Luanne G. Smith
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (224 ratings)

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The Raven Song

By: Luanne G. Smith
Narrated by: Susannah Jones
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Publisher's Summary

Fleeing Victorian London, a witch finds her newfound independence comes with all-new perils—both mortal and immortal.

Forever untangling the branches of her strange family tree, Edwina Blackwood is at a turning point. Her parents’ disappearances still strike her as unaccountably odd. Her sister’s questionable life and untimely death have left her shaken. Spellfire has transformed her home and livelihood to ash. And now a devious stalker is on her trail. With supernatural detective Ian Cameron by her side, Edwina can’t get out of London fast enough.

Gaining safe passage, she finds refuge with Sir Henry Elvanfoot, famed wizard of the north, and is promised protection from ill-aimed curses. But in this unfamiliar city of fair folk and witches, where the veil between Earth and the Otherworld is about to be lifted, something is amiss. How else to explain Edwina’s sudden prophetic visions? Or the fear that surviving whoever pursues her will require the powers of an ancient bloodline she’s only beginning to comprehend?

Whatever destiny awaits, it’s Edwina’s to finally control. Where will it lead? Only time, cunning, and magic—in this world or the Other—will tell.

©2022 Luanne G. Smith (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“The surprises about both characters and the setting throughout this story will delight readers as Smith continues to skillfully play with folklore in this charming series.”Booklist

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Excellent sequel

The answers to all the questions from the previous book become clear in this exciting sequel. It’s

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Delightful

I so hope this story continues. There is room for more…and I would most certainly be first in line to read the next installment!!

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Not my favorite

Let me preface my review by saying that I adored the first book in this series, and even more so adored Books 1&2 of The Vine Witch Trilogy (book 3 was ok) by this same author and narrator. I akin the author and narrator to a "dream team". I couldn't wait for this book to come out.

Alas, we can't all love every book. This one just seemed like too much was invented for the purposes of pushing the story further rather than happening naturally. We already knew these characters from the first book, which flowed much smoother. Since that plot resolved, a new "bad guy" was needed and a new plot line and the constant happy resolutions seemed forced.

I also felt that the narrator had too many characters to voice. She did great with the main characters but the villains probably should have had their own.

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Hurry with the next one!

Oh wow. Loving this series more and more. Edwina and Mary, the Blackwood sisters, witch twins with the ability to shape shift. Recommend to everyone.

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Great story

great story. enjoyable narration. looking forward to the next book! I hope there are more books in the series!

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Excellent book.

This is very exciting and I loved it. I like how the story progresses. The narrating is really good too.

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4 Stars 🌟

This is the second (and final?) book of the Conspiracy of Magic series. We were introduced to the two twin sisters in the first book and then in this book we are dealing with the aftermath of the events with Mary.

I have to admit that I had a hard time with how quickly and completely Mary went off the rails. It felt like Edwina should have had SOME clue....but, that is neither here nor there as we are now thrown into the events happening...up north.

Ian and Edwina escape to supposed safety without realizing that they may just be falling directly into someone's evil plan. It was interesting to be able to have the POV of the "bad guy" while the events were unfolding.

Things honestly ended up being pretty convoluted, but they seemed to work out in the end.

Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this ARC. The opinions above are mine and mine alone.

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Highly anticipated part 2

I love this series and have all the books before. The love story promises of more to come.

I also enjoyed the other characters like Hobb, Mrs Fletcher, the wizard.

All being said, when I listen to this book, I am whisked away to a wonderful adventure.

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Pleasant easy listening

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Hoping the story will continue!

Enjoyable, loved the storyline and characters. I’ve been hooked since the Vine Witch. Smith brings freshness to witchcraft and Fey narratives.

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Tranquil

For some reason I find the narrated and stories from this author to be relaxing. They help a long dog walk in bad weather slide by with a sense of tranquility.

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  • Ashley Clarke
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A Solid Sequel

Enjoyable and a lot of fun, I always enjoy the witchery and historical settings in Smith's novels. It was good to take a deeper dive into the magic and world building of this series with The Raven Song. We see the character's built up a little bit more too which I was pleased to see as it was my chief complaint from The Raven Spell.