The Raven's Head

  • by Karen Maitland
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Raven's Head by Karen Maitland, author of the best-selling and much-loved Company of Liars, will delight fans of Kate Mosse or Deborah Harkness seeking a new dark fix.
Vincent is an apprentice librarian who stumbles upon a secret powerful enough to destroy his master. With the foolish arrogance of youth, he attempts blackmail, but the attempt fails, and Vincent finds himself on the run and in possession of an intricately carved silver raven's head.
Any attempt to sell the head fails...until Vincent tries to palm it off on the intimidating Lord Sylvain - unbeknown to Vincent, a powerful alchemist with an all-consuming quest. Once more Vincent's life is in danger because Sylvain and his neighbours, the menacing White Canons, consider him a predestined sacrifice in their shocking experiment.
Chilling, and with compelling hints of the supernatural, The Raven's Head is a triumph for Karen Maitland, queen of the Dark Ages.

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What the Critics Say

"A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists." (Daily Mail)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

best ever maitland!!

the best Karen work of Karen yet! absolutely spellbinding, loved every second of it as I do all her work but this tops the lot!!
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- Faye

Good but not great

Enjoyable enough tosh but rather obvious twists in the plot made this less enjoyable than it might have been. However the author is really good at writing within a historical context.
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- Nick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2015
  • Publisher: Headline Digital