Blackwing (Raven’s Mark #1) ★☆☆☆☆ DNF@30%

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Title: Blackwing
Series: Raven’s Mark #1
Author: Ed McDonald
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 325/120
Words: 119K/40K


DNF’d at approximately the 30% mark.

My Thoughts:

Besides the profanity I mentioned in my previous Currently Reading & Quote post, McDonald also crossed one of the lines for what I’ll not accept in my entertainment reading. As such, I am done with this book, this series and this author.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

20 thoughts on “Blackwing (Raven’s Mark #1) ★☆☆☆☆ DNF@30%

  1. 😀 😀 I daren’t ask what he did this time.

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  2. BrokenTune says:

    I’m intrigued: what line did he cross?

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Homosexuality. That is one of the few things I’ll not just blithely accept in my entertainment reading. There are a handful of other issues that get the same treatment, but that one is the one that I have to deal with most of the time from modern authors.


  3. savageddt says:

    Im surprised it even got a 1 out of 5 mate. I have nothing against people that lean towards same sex relations, but that doesnt mean i want to read about it either.

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  4. H.P. says:

    This was one of my favorite series of the new century (on the shortlist with The Faithful and the Fallen). But, don’t worry, I won’t hold your poor taste against you.

    I just finished Joe Abercrombie’s first book, and he is kind of held up as the exemplar of grimdark, but this series was MUCH darker, to be honest.

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  5. I’m just trying to make sense of the cover, since that’s how I judge a book these days. A big black bird and someone haveing problems with their rainwear. Do either of these things occur in the bit you read?

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  6. I agree, there’s no point reading something that has issues that you don’t like reading about. It’s a waste of your time and mental energy!

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  7. A bit sad but not too surprised by this result hahah

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  8. […] Blackwing by Ed McDonald is my latest DNF. I didn’t finish it because of some of the subject matter. […]


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