Review Raven Calls by C. E. Murphy
Suddenly, being bitten by a werewolf is the least of Joanne Walker’s problems.
Her personal life in turmoil, her job as a cop over, she’s been called to Ireland by the magic within her. And though Joanne’s skills have grown by leaps and bounds, Ireland’s magic is old and very powerful….
In fact, this is a case of unfinished business. Because the woman Joanne has come to Ireland to rescue is the woman who sacrificed everything for Joanne—the woman who died a year ago. Now, through a slip in time, she’s in thrall to a dark power and Joanne must battle darkness, time and the gods themselves to save her.
As you know I’m not a fan of the time travel meme. Its not one of my favorites and its also what I consider to be a crutch, especially when its not done well, it can be one of those things that just takes away from the main focus of the novel and gives the author time to distract from the main focus of the story and allow for situational humor and oddities as well as helps the author get through pages in the story with descriptions of differences.
This was not a time travel done well, it was heavy handed, awkward, it made the most obvious comparisons and statements, while not bringing anything unique to the table and to the genre. Quite frankly the poor nature of the time travel aspects overshadowed the entire book and soured me from finishing it. I was very disappointed by Raven Calls, I thought it had potential and that it had some real chops when it came to the romance and the relationship between Joanne and her best friend Gary.
Overall Rating: DNF