Conspiracy of Ravens

Conspiracy of Ravens is the second book in the four part The Shadow series, by Lila Bowen.  Here, we see the protagonist, Rhett Hennessy Walker, embark on his next quest to rid the Wild West of another evil.

Character development comes to the forefront in this book.  We see Rhett become more confident and sure of himself as the story progresses.  He accepts and begins to trust his destiny as the monster-hunting Shadow.

Bowen further develops the first book’s theme of gender fluidity.  Again, she does a fantastic job of making this theme a strong element of the story.  Rhett’s tenacity in finding his identity is every bit as satisfying as him finding the next fiend he has to draw against.

Conspiracy of Ravens shows how pursuing one’s destiny requires grit, toughness and little bit of willful stupidity.

– Cowering King

Bowen merges magic and monsters with gunfights and cowpokes to create a whole new Wild West.

– Cowering King

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