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Raven Calls

Raven Calls Something wicked this way comes 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 m

  • Title: Raven Calls
  • Author: C.E. Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780373803439
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Something wicked this way comes 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 tSomething wicked this way comes 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.

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    1. For tonight's rendition of Lazy Reviewing, I'm pilfering my own posts from the comments section. (Don't judge me. This is the seventh book.)Raven Calls might be a Walker novel, but with the story placed out of time and in a different setting (view spoiler)[and Gary and Morrison being out of reach for long periods (hide spoiler)], it almost read like an aside to the series. The concept of time loops is played with a lot. A. Lot. It's something we've already seen in relation to Present Jo and Past [...]

    2. slight disclaimer: I managed to win a copy from a giveaway. The only bias this gives me is the sheer pleasure of reading an autographed copy before the release date. (Think ferret style happy war dance at the mailbox) That alone is a rush of lush proportions. It also means if the book hadn't lived up to the rush I'd be snarling and gnashing my teeth in despair rather than gushing all over the place.I wish there were more stars to award a book. A symbol or number of them that would convey - Just [...]

    3. You wouldn't expect Native American Shamanism & Celtic Mythology to blend well into a cohesive storyline. Yet book after book, C.E. Murphy succeeds in delivering a story that keeps you on your toes. I love the fact that you never quite know what to expect. Joanne Walker, born Siobhan Grainne MacNamarra Walkingstick, began as a disbeliever in book 1 and has gradually learned to use her shamanic powers throughout the series. You definitely need to have read the first 6 books in the series befo [...]

    4. More lulz! And I was really enjoying the Irish mythology. Right up my alley. Gancanagh was fun. Meabh was fun too, and Catriona, and the "new banshee queen" hope to see more. I was even hearing Irish accents when they spoke. =)I took a break to get some library books read before they were due back, which is why it took so long but I gobbled this one up!The final battles could have felt a wee bit less rushed not terribly satisfying or even fully comprehensible. Not quite anti-climactic kind of qu [...]

    5. Seventh in the Walker Papers urban fantasy series and revolving around an urban shaman, Joanne Walker, a detective in Seattle. This story continues where Spirit Dances, 6, left off.My TakeThis is more fantastical . . . hmmm, maybe not . . . than earlier stories. I think my thoughts were that Raven Calls is more fantastical because Joanne goes off to Ireland and flips back in time, battles the Morrígan, meets up with ancestors — and her mum! — battles more bad guys . . . Yep, it's definitely [...]

    6. I first picked up "Urban Shaman" Urban Shaman (The Walker Papers, Book 1) back in 2009, during a really bad part of my life. Urban Shaman was recommended to me by a bookseller whose tastes I shared, and, I must say, I was immediately drawn in to this new and fascinating world. Since then, Ms. Murphy has never failed to deliver what I believe to be some of the most well written character development and world building in urban fantasy today.Writers can take many directions with their work, and th [...]

    7. Review originally posted on my blog: A Book ObsessionAfter quitting her job and professing her feelings to Morrison, Joanne is in a race against time (literally) as she travels to Ireland to fight the werewolf infection brewing inside of her. However, once she arrives, she finds that infection to be nothing in comparison to the rest of the issues she must face. The magic she will be facing is older than she can imagine and is tied directly into The Master that has had a hand in all the turmoil t [...]

    8. This book picks up almost immediately after the events at the end of the last book, Spirit Dances, with our lovely protagonist Joanne Walker on her way to Ireland to take care of that pesky werewolf bite. I had some very big expectations for this book after the way the last book ended, and in most ways those expectations were met, maybe even surpassed. And yet, I can't help deducting one respect point for the missing characters in this instalment. Phone calls are all well and good (very good, ac [...]

    9. SPOILER ALERT: It's impossible to discuss this book without referencing events from the previous novel, SPIRIT DANCES. Please don't read this post unless you're all caught up or don't mind spoilers from previous novels. (There's a bit of a give away in the blurb.)As you may have guessed from me daring you to read URBAN SHAMAN, the first book in the Walker Papers, I'm a big fan of the series. Seven books in, I'm still completely hooked.At this point in the series, Joanne's quite different from th [...]

    10. "WHAT?"Okay I'm not going to say exactly what came out of my mouth when I finished this book, but some might get the point.Honestly I have to say I did enjoy this book and really, it was good. I'm just being stubborn and grumpy because I think with the way things have ended it is going to be a long while before we get some Morrison. I'm not talking about a stupid phone call either! Joanne going off to Ireland made sense and caught my interest. Gary meeting up with her there was great. But the we [...]

    11. Riddle me this, why does Joanne have to learn everything the hard way? At this point, I'm just as tired as Joanne. Reading through all the trials and tribulations she goes through makes me weary and I'm just the reader. In this new installment of Walker Papers, Joanne is in Ireland. She felt a pulling in her gut and races over to there to do what she feels she must do. She wrecks havoc.The short summary of this story is she fought, won and lost. People died. I want to discuss Joanne. This is one [...]

    12. Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyRAVEN CALLS, the seventh book in The Walker Papers series, continues a long journey of discovery and growth for shaman, Joanne Walker as she reconnects with her Irish roots and learns more about her family history through her ability to time travel. By RAVEN CALLS, she seems to have a handle on most of her powers, but I would love to go back and read the first few books where she was just starting to get used to being a shaman to see her growth througho [...]

    13. Unfortunately not the best book in the series. It suffers from lack of clear direction and plot confusion. The writing, which I usually love, is jumbled and at times repetitive.I still love Jo and can't wait for the next adventure. I will say that this does suffer from a lack of Morrison and (view spoiler)[ the fact that they said they love each other over the phone without any real buildup toward a relationship beside the kiss in the last book and the UST throughout the series actually took me [...]

    14. Raven Calls – C.E. MurphyAll I can say is ---WOW. What a book. This has to be the best that C. E. Murphy has produced in this series yet. While I normally hate books that deal too much with history, (history of a religion, pantheons, witchcraftanything) in this book the ‘teaching’ was absolutely painless, It was actually fun learning the’ history’ of these Legends and about the Fey.In this book Joanne has to find out how to stop from turning into a were-wolf, find her best friend Gary [...]

    15. Originally Posted ufreview/2012/03/06/raven-Review:When I was looking through the available arcs on NetGalley and came across this one I jumped all over it, I have loved this series from the beginning and couldn't believe my luck when I got an email saying "here's your copy go read and review" ok I paraphrased a little but I was really excited! I was not disappointed unlike the previous six books this story takes place in Ireland and most of the minor characters you come to expect were not in th [...]

    16. I rarely give C.E. Murphy's books GREAT ratings. Why? Because I am not in touch with my inner shaman. Why do I go back? Because I LOVE her characters. The first one hundred pages of Raven Calls were absolutely great for me - I was smiling, enjoying myself and wondering if I was finally "getting it". I was ready to give a 4.5 stars, heck maybe even 5 stars. I enjoyed those 100 pages more than I have any of her others. I can deal with fae, legends, magic, even SIGHT. But once we move on to astral [...]

    17. To say I was disappointed with this book would be an understatement.It picks up right where we left off, with Jo leaving to go to Ireland with the thought of getting the werewolf bite healed. Of course way more things go awry.The pros about this book Gary. Actually for that was really the only pro.After we had gotten so far last book with the relationship between Morrison & Jo. With her accepting her powers and finally embracing them Well this story took a huge leap back.Not only is Morrison [...]

    18. I like this series but I felt like this book was a big misstep. For one, Joanne was ridiculously immature, abrasive, and dumb. It's not like she's ever fully had her shit together but it's like she took about a thousand steps back from the progress she'd made in the first six books. Additionally, part of my love for this series is the ensemble and their relationships with Joanne. For the most part Gary and Coyote were absent for the action, Morrison only popped up in a couple of phone calls, and [...]

    19. I'm definitely in the minority here but I thought this book was below par. I've always found time travel fascinating but Joanne jumps back and forth through time meeting all kinds of people, defeating all kinds of evil. I didn't recognize many of the people she was meeting so I couldn't put things in any kind of sequence. I just found it all so confusing. I thought her ability to time travel was interesting at first since she basically did it accidentally but instantly she was an expert? Yeah it [...]

    20. A bit confusing and not the best in the series. From time to time the heroine is both dimwitted and definetly rude and seems that all the evolution and changes she underwent are completely lost.

    21. 3/4 - pg. 56 - realizing that sometimes the internal monologuing can drag a bit and is inconveniently placed. It's distracting and irritating as it seems like it's always during an action sequence or a pivotal scene and I find myself impatiently skimming to get back to the scene. I then have to go back and reread. Ok. I have been anticipating this book ever since I finished the last one. Ms. Murphy's series is fantastic and addicting and always seem to end on cliffhangers! A pet peeve with any o [...]

    22. I wanted to like this book more. It has action, character development, and some great interactions with side characters, but it tries too hard to be mystical and the time-travel revelations are often not explained well enough and become confusing. Also, the Master is a vague Big Bad - he's not clearly defined and the show down with him seems anti-climactic.

    23. C.E. Murphy and the great narrator do not disappoint as Joanne Walker or her other names. I love these tales and the series and all her people who stand at her back, to give her support in impossible situations. I look forward to listen to this series on audio book.

    24. It's a wild rideThe series really grows on you. Duh irritating conversations with herself have lessened. She is really collecting interesting friends and allies Ireland was really fun

    25. Some nice tie-ups to varying story lines for Joanne Walker (aka Siobhan Walkingstick) and an enjoyable read all-around. Some definite character maturation/growth and still an engaging and quick read.

    26. Really a 2.75 but that's not an option. I've so enjoyed this series, but this book is just too relentless, endless battles, endless irish mythology perhaps necessary to understand who Joanne is, and I did enjoy the last 60 pages hugely, but the rest was a slog, imho.

    27. Joanne has returned to Ireland, at very short notice (but with a very awesome coat) to try and find a cure for the werewolf bite. Her decisions is further reinforced by her magic virtually dragging her to Tara.But when there, and meeting up with Gary, she is plunged into her magic and into the past, to the old Aos Si rulers of Ireland, finding some surprising revelations about her ancestry and what that means and beginning to see the full scope of the Master’s powers and plans.The magic gives [...]

    28. *Rating* 4.0*Genre* Urban Fantasy*Review* Raven Calls (Walker Papers #7) picks immediately after the events of Spirit Dances (Walker Papers #6). Joanne Walker aka Siobhan Grainne MacNamarra Walkingstick, has quit the Seattle PD and left Capt. Michael Morrison behind in order to find a cure for the werewolf bite that she experienced. She has also been "reborn under the rattlesnake sign" and now has the ability to shape-shift without much of a big deal. Yes, she also is terrified up waking up as a [...]

    29. This book was a solid Joann Walker novel (it's book 7 in this series)---if I had to compare Jo to anyone it would be Naruto---okay, hold on, bear with me. I feel like the Urban Shaman series is like an anime in many ways (think Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, Fairy Tail, etc. ). Dubious? Okay, here, let me break down the anime-hero-underdog-trope formula for you: 1) the hero is always presented with an insurmountable task (most likely to rescue someone or to prevent the end of the world); 2) hero spen [...]

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