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The Ravens Tale txt The Ravens Tale , text ebook The Ravens Tale , adobe reader The Ravens Tale , chapter 2 The Ravens Tale , The Ravens Tale 5a1004 Ebook The Ravens Tale Cat Winters Girlnailart.us Seventeen Year Old Edgar Poe Counts Down The Days Until He Can Escape His Foster Family The Wealthy Allans Of Richmond, Virginia He Hungers For His Upcoming Life As A Student At The Prestigious New University, Almost As Much As He Longs To Marry His Beloved Elmira Royster However, On The Brink Of His Departure, All His Plans Go Awry When A Macabre Muse Named Lenore Appears To Him Muses Are Frightful Creatures That Lead Artists Down A Path Of Ruin And Disgrace, And No Respectable Person Could Possibly Understand Or Accept Them But Lenore Steps Out Of The Shadows With One Request Let Them See Me

10 thoughts on “The Ravens Tale

  1. says:

    What a lovely tale Once upon a dark December, in a year we mustremember, Morbid mounds of ash and ember told agruesome tale of gore Wow, I think Cat Winters did a great job on this book I was reading through her author s notes, etc and she was telling how she went about finding out as much history as she could before writing this book I think she made a remarkable book on fiction and fact to create a young Poe I loved reading about Lenore The book is written in two POV s Edgar and Lenore I must say it s bloody brilliant I loved the creepiness to the book and the way the author incorporated a muse for different people It was so freaking gothic and awesome and like I said a bit creepy If you accept what you have created then the creepiness goes away and you find that you have a friend for life That s all I m going to say before I sit right here and type a spoiler before the book is even out yet This is February and t...

  2. says:

    I can t tell if I hate this or am just not in the mood for it, either option being depressing as hell because EAP was my original literary love and I was so pumped for this I ll pick it back up soon and try again.

  3. says:

    Edgar, Edgar, Edgar what a magnificent writer he was So when I heard there was going to be this book on a young Edgar Allan Poe, I was so incredibly interested Lenore, Lenore, Lenore I want to read about you anywhere forever Let me tell you something, my dear friends, I loved Edgar and his struggles and his sensitivities in this book This boy definitely needed a muse to help him escape his terrible adopted father and all the things that occurred because of him And Lenore She was such a lovely and horrific creature who was the perfect muse to draw out the tales that one day become famous.Now, what I wanted and what I thought this book was going to be about DID NOT HAPPEN I repeat DID NOT HAPPEN I wanted a romance between Edgar and his muse that was so dark and twisted that it would haunt me for days with its beauty, sadness, and passion I wanted that an...

  4. says:

    DNF 50%I m sorry I tried I really tried I love Winters writing but I just cannot care about this I guess I just don t find the life of Edgar Allan Poe anywhere near as interesting as I thought I would ARC provided in exchange for honest review

  5. says:

    Sad DNF at 42% After a really interesting and excellent beginning, I think this has stagnated pretty hard the stakes feel a bit low for the story being told Edgar s romance with Sarah Elmira Royster and desire to stay at UVA are just not high enough stakes knowing the history, I m really struggling to get invested I think this spends too much time introducing the characters, and the horror just isn t terrifying enough to hold up the book The Raven s Tale plays with the idea of art as a rebellion something others attempt to suppress one of the narrators is Lenore, Edgar Allan Poe s muse The characterization...

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    An atmospheric and inventive nod to one of literature s most memorable writers In portraying a young Edgar Allen Poe, Winters has clearly done considerable research to achieve a sense of authenticity, and her idea to characterize Poe s muse as a raven haired maiden in a gown spun from threads made of cinders and soot is marvelous Chapters alternate between Edgar and his muse, Lenore, which lends itself to an unfortunate amount of repetition The stakes are low and, by the midpoint, the narrative starts to feel stagnant However, readers who push to the final page are rewarded with a chilling poem crafted by Winters in the style of Edgar Allen Poe What ...

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    I adore Poe, and really admire how much research Ms Winters put into this tribute to his teen years The story almost has a magical realism feel to it over straight up fantasy, which gives events a very surreal and dreamlike quality at times Also, the nods to Poe s prose an...

  8. says:

    What a delightful surprise A finished copy of this gorgeous book just showed up in my mailbox

  9. says:

    3.75 Stars THE RAVEN S TALE is a fictionalized account of 17 year old Edgar Allan Poe and his turbulent relationship with Lenore, his muse In this world, muses are real, physical beings, and they re considered corrupt and dangerous by polite society Lenore comes to Edgar at a particularly vulnerable time in his life, at odds with his foster father and leaving for university Edgar s passion for poetry and dreams of making a living as a writer are in sharp contrast to the wishes of his practical and cruel foster father Will Lenore save Edgar s creative spark, or will she be snuffed out forever I enjoyed that this book imagined what a teenage Poe would have been like, and how his muse buried the seeds in his mind for many of his greatest works The plot struggled in parts, moving slowly especially during his time at university, though the writing was lovely and atmospheric I was also hoping for explanat...

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    In The Raven s Tale, muses are considered dangerous to the soul, yet at the same time, they re acknowledged to exist The Sunday sermon exhorts the congregation to Silence your muses lest they lead you into temptation and keep you from pursuing an honest, hardworking, upright life Such is the world in which we meet young Edgar Allan Poe, a 17 year old devoted to poetry whose foster father wants to see him settled in the family business as a clerk It s all about respectability Poor Eddy He s consumed by thoughts of a deadly Richmond theater fire from eleven years earlier, and from his obsession with the fire, his muse emerges into life His attention makes her and real, a girl of smoke and ashes who assumes human form and accompanies Edgar through the streets and in his home, leading him to greater and greater devotion to his writing Edgar s goal is to escape his awful father and begin his university studies, where he hopes to achieve greatness through his poetry but the dream is on the verge of slipping away as his financial situation becomes dire and he s forced i...

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