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. As a Christian, there are certain things that I’ll not accept in my entertainment reading where they are shown to a normal or good thing. Abortion is one. The homosexual lifestyle is another. There are a couple of others as well, but those are the 2 big ones for me and most modern authors.


    1. 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.


  1. 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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    1. Yep. The main character has some sort of dust cloak AND a giant magical crow flies out of his arm.

      And I’m glad you’ve joined the Book Cover Judging crew. We need more dedicated people in our endeavors…

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