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"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 Aurics.

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 lab.

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 X-Men.

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 because 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

SUMMARY

Society made them enemies.

Circumstances made them allies.

Destiny made them lovers.

In a future Earth torn apart by prejudice and religious strife, the penalty for violating the law is death. . .or worse. Only the members of the outlawed Auric Rights League dare to confront the restrictive Inter-Continental Police, doing whatever they must in a battle for their survival. Betrayed by both sides, ruthless ICP agent Val Tarrant and devoted League member Raven Armistead are framed for murder and targeted for execution. Reluctant allies, they become fugitives in a world where they must make their own laws. If they are successful, they will create a new world order. But if they fail. . .

This title has been revised and expanded for release with Cerridwen Press - Fugitive Lovers; ISBN #1419903187

 

Raven's Heart
by Jennifer Dunne

Speculation Press
November 1, 2000
ISBN #0967197961
EAN #9780967197968
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