Book Reviews of Eyes of Crow (Aspect of Crow, Bk 1)

Eyes of Crow (Aspect of Crow, Bk 1)
Eyes of Crow - Aspect of Crow, Bk 1
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
ISBN-13: 9780373802586
ISBN-10: 0373802587
Publication Date: 11/1/2006
Pages: 473
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Luna
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Eyes of Crow (Aspect of Crow, Bk 1) on + 310 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
This is a story set in a world that could be ours in the future or maybe its set in a different world, I couldn't tell. The society depicted here is a tribal society where every person has a Spirit animal. The focus in this story is Rhia. As the book starts she is a young girl and it is becoming evident that she has the aspect of the Crow - bringer of death. What's interesting is that Rhia does not embrace this right away at all. She doesn't want to be able to tell who lives and who dies, and she doesn't want to be feared by the rest of the populace; but because she refuses to embrace her Crow Spirit and doesn't go on the trek she must take to become adult and a Crow woman, there are consequences.

This is a journey from childhood into adulthood story. This was done very well, Rhia doesn't want to grow up, and has to face becoming responsible for the consequences of her actions, and to think about the world outside of her own comfortable place. Its not always as simple she she would hope (there is a feeling of resentment between tribes because of the differences between them, and an even larger difference between her people and the "Descendents" - could mean war). Because of this, and because of the straightforward writing style, there are some elements that feel young adult, but there are adult situations.
reviewed Eyes of Crow (Aspect of Crow, Bk 1) on + 120 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
First book in the Crow series. Absolutely outstanding. A long book but a fast read. Book two in the series will be out in 2007.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great book! It does seem a little young as you go through, but I think that is to show heroine is young and has to grow into the responsiblity of the gift she's been selfishly denying. Can't wait for the second one!
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Helpful Score: 2
Stunning. A heavy leaning on Native American traditions concerning totem animals. A LUNA book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book wasn't exactly what I expected, and I have never really read fantasy before, but this book was great. It was very easy, smooth reading, and the story line was vivid and captivating. I was very caught up in Rhia's world, and loved the way the author phrased things and showed you what the characters were thinking and feeling. This book is the first of a trilogy, and I already ordered the second book. I can't wait to start!
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This book seems like it would be a better fit in Young Adult sections, although this is some sexual situations. It's ok, just kinda young.
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Fantastic! A lovely fantasy tale of growing up, love and loss, life and death.