The Rabbit and the Raven

Darkness is beguiling…
and power always comes with a price.


Book Two in The Solas Beir Trilogy

“A tantalizing tale, skillfully told. The Rabbit and the Raven has it all: a perilous quest, characters who’ve barely discovered their powers before being tested, treacherous opponents, suspense, and hints of forbidden attraction. Melissa Eskue Ousley leads readers deftly through the journey to save Cai Terenmare, a trek that began in Sign of the Throne and continues here with fresh dangers.” — Christine Finlayson, author of Tip of a Bone, a Pacific Northwest mystery

Adopted by loving parents, David Corbin had no idea his life as he knew it was a lie. Then he met a girl. Abby Brown freed David from the spell keeping him from the truth, that he was the lost heir to the throne in a magical realm.

Even though he got the girl and gained a kingdom, David had no clue about the unfathomable power he would inherit, nor did he realize how much he would have to sacrifice to keep the throne.

If there is any hope of winning the war against the deadly Blood Shadows, David and Abby will have to journey to the outer edges of the realm to secure the loyalty of the four Oracles. Along the way, they will learn just how seductive darkness can be.

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5 Star Readers' Favorite

“5 Stars. I made the mistake of finishing the book within two days. I should have made it last a little bit longer because it’s the kind of story whose characters grow on you. You start to feel as if you live in their world and when you finish the book it is the classic feeling of loss that every reader experiences upon finishing a really good book.” — Readers’ Favorite

“Melissa Eskue Ousley’s second book in The Solas Beir Trilogy, The Rabbit and the Raven has ramped up the conflict, raised the stakes and increased the peril to the human realm as well as Cai Terenmare….Once again, a job well done, well written and magnetic by this talented author who deftly travels that fine, yet twisted line of magical YA fantasy!” — Dianne, Tome Tender (Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer)

© Melissa Eskue Ousley 2012