In her thirteenth life, Aven has settled into the now witchcraft-friendly Salem where she has found true happiness and friendship, maybe even love. Despite her contentment, the truth of Aven's existence haunts her. When she dies, her Spirit is forced from the Veil to live again in the body of a stranger.
Does the elusive white raven, who has shadowed Aven through each of her lives, hold the secret to her release--or is it the cause?
To make matters worse, an unrelenting, twisted evil lurks closely behind her. Sustained by his hatred of the witch, he won't give up until she's paid for what she did to him.
When the truth of Aven's connection to the white raven is revealed, it is more horrifying than she could ever have imagined.
Her freedom will come at a terrible price. And even then, will she truly be free?
Emotional and gripping, this captivating debut novel is filled with vivid imagery carrying you on a roller coaster journey of suspense, tears, anger, and laughter.
- Winner of the Cross-Genre category, 12th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA)
- Solo Medalist Winner in the Fantasy category, 2018 New Apple Summer eBook Awards
- Finalist in the “Outstanding First Novel” category in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards
"Magic and suspense abound in this moving debut fantasy novel about how far a witch will go to help a friend. A heartfelt fantasy tale with a spirited plot."
- Kirkus Reviews
"It is always fun to find a new magic to read about. You think the genre is overdone until you find something bright and fresh like this."
"Right beside Brackston and Harkness!!!!!!"
- Amazon reviewer
"It reminded me of the movie (which I loved) Practical Magic."
- Amazon reviewer
"It reminded me of the Deborah Harkness trilogy"
- P. Byrnes, Goodreads reviewer
"The story Miller tells is captivating until the very last word"
- Pguenther81, Amazon reviewer
"A magical, mysterious and suspenseful tale that takes readers on a journey unlike any other."
- ChickLit Cafe
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An amazing story imbued with emotion and magic!
I received a free copy of this book with the option of leaving an honest review.
The White Raven is an amazing story of love, friendship, magic, and the price of magic!
Aven is an atypical protagonist and I instantly liked her. She has led several rough lives and has used her magic to harm in self-defense or to mete out justice to those who have harmed her. In other words, Miller created a realistic character whose use of magic rings true to how an average person would react to the challenges Aven faced. In fact, all of the characters in the book were incredibly realistic; from Aven's love interest to the petty, scheming shop owner who was jealous of Aven.
The plot and premise are imbued with emotion and magic. I was pulled into the story and found it difficult to put down. I was captivated by the complexity and detail of Aven's history and the magic. Miller either has firsthand knowledge of rituals and charms, or she did extensive research; either way, this knowledge adds another layer of richness and authenticity to an already moving novel.
If you enjoy magical novels filled with love, sadness, hope, tragedy, and humor, I recommend you give The White Raven a try.
A Magickal Ride!
Carrie Miller’s debut novel The White Raven is truly a magickal experience and journey. It is rare for a book to bring to me tears, but several times while reading, tears fell. The characters are full of heart, well rounded and feel like you have known them for years. They truly come alive in the book as I accompanied them through the adventures. It was a struggle to set the book down when real life was calling and I was sad when I finished the book wanting to continue the journey a little bit more.
I hope Carrie continues writing in the world of Aven and letting us readers experience more into her magickal daily life. I absolutely fell in love with the White Raven and I am betting you will too.