Book Review: Raven Mask by: Winter Pennington


Bold Strokes Books

Publish Date:
September 13, 2010

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Trade Paperback

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Following the execution of Lukas Morris, Preternatural Private Investigator Kassandra Lyall told herself that she’d learn more about the local werewolf pack’s Alpha female. Just as she begins her investigation, she’s interrupted by a phone call from friend and ex-colleague, Detective Arthur Kingfisher. The body of a sixteen-year-old boy has been found. It’s not just any sixteen-year-old boy, it’s Timothy Nelson, a boy Kassandra knew was curious about the preternatural.

When Timothy’s body disappears during transport, Kassandra’s questions only increase. She realizes that Timothy’s death serves as a challenge, but it’s not a challenge directed at her. It’s a challenge aimed at her lover, the Countess vampire of Oklahoma, Lenorre.

While Kassandra tries to figure out if Timothy’s curiosity was his undoing, the biggest question of all remains unanswered. Is Timothy Nelson dead or undead?

Review: Kassandra gets sucked into a case she never wanted...someone she knew has been murdered. Timothy was a kid she ran into during her last investigation and she tried to warn him away from her world, but he obviously didn't take her advice and paid the ultimate price. The more she finds out, the more it leads to her lover's people, and she doesn't like that. However, the Count of Counts has made no friends in the vampire community and everyone is out to take him down. In the meantime, Kass is finding out more about herself - truths she never would have imagined - that just might save her life. When Timothy's body disappears, she now has to find out if he's truly dead or now undead. But what will this case cost her...and what could she gain?

I loved this book! The characters have really developed and I'm really interested to see how much further Kass's powers will increase over time. She's not only a werewolf, but Goddess-touched, and so much more. I love the play between Kass and Lenorre and the complicated simplicity of their relationship - and the sex is really hot, too! I do have to say that I really enjoyed Eris' character, too - she's someone I wouldn't mind spending some time with. I can't wait to read the next book in this wonderfully creative series!

Kassandra Lyall Preternatural Investigator Series: Witch Wolf  (1), Raven Mask  (2), Bloody Claws (3), 'Harvest Sins' (Short story in Breathless: Tales of Celebration), 'Eris' (Short story in Women of the Dark Streets)

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