"A truly awesome story!"
The polar ice caps have melted after an asteroid hit the
planet. Unknown at the time, the asteroid contained
particles of some unknown substance that reformed the
human anatomy, creating a human hybrid. Dubbed the
Aurics by the "normals" who feared their special
abilities, only the Auric Rights League fights the Inter-
Continental Police (ICP) who would destroy all of the
It is now the Earth year 2028 and Raven Armistead is
devoted to her fathers' cause of bringing equal rights to
the Aurics. But when the ICP is about to bring online a
tracking program that would be able to locate anyone with
Auric abilities, she volunteers to destroy the computer
Val Tarrant is a devoted ICP agent. He is determined to
eradicate all the Aurics from Earth. However, when a new
security guard saves his life when the ICP computer lab
explodes, Val's life is turned upside down.
When circumstances throw Raven and Val together, they must
put aside their grudges that they each harbor the other in
order to prevent a more dangerous situation than either of
them could possibly imagine!
Ms Dunne has written a very fast paced apocalyptic novel
that kept me wondering what was truly going on until the
end of the story. The people of Earth live in fear and
seem truly brainwashed to fear what they don't
understand. This so reminded me of the mass genocide of
World War II, and the people that experienced mutations in
While Val and Raven are not fighting for the same side,
they allow human compassion to show that they are still
both mortal with the ability to aide each other while
injured and save each other's lives. I was actually very
amazed that even though there was the "instant" attraction
between them, that our couple actually used this as a
reason to not trust one another. It made for a very
interesting and rocky relationship!
I think that RAVEN'S HEART has a very well developed
plot. The cause that ends up uniting them was a very
realistic concern and therefore more believable to me. I
also really appreciated the fact that both sides, the
Normals and the Aurics, didn't instantly get along and
that they worked through their fears rather than the
sudden "Oh, well they get along so I guess we should
too." But, what made the book for me ...I can't say
it will give away the book!
A truly awesome story! I highly recommend RAVEN'S HEART!
Posted August 27, 2004
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 8, 2006