The Third Raven

by Leah R Cutter

The raven clan takes pride in three things: the education of their children, the fierceness of their warriors, and how they care for their own.

Despite this, Pedrek, a retired raven warrior, finds a raven clan boy alone in a remote mountain village, ignorant of his heritage as well as cursed: looking like a dreaded half-breed, with one human arm and one black raven's wing. Can Pedrek break the curse and bring the boy into the clan? Or has he been too long on his own?

This story was inspired in part by the two ancient songs, "The Three Ravens" and
"The Twa Corbies". Wikipedia entry

This story has inspired a trilogy of novels. The Raven and the Dancing Tiger, The Guardian Hound, and War Among the Crocodiles.

Publisher: Knotted Road Press

About the Author

Leah R Cutter writes page-turning fiction in exotic locations, such as a magical New Orleans, the ancient Orient, Hungary, the Oregon coast, rural Kentucky, Seattle, Minneapolis, and many others.

She writes literary, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror fiction. Her short fiction has been published in magazines like Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Talebones, anthologies like Fiction River, and on the web. Her long fiction has been published both by New York publishers as well as small presses.

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