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Raven's Breath (Women of Purgatory, Book 1) by Tish Thawer

Raven's Breath by Tish Thawer, reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews
Will she be your Grim Reaper or your Saving Grace?
Raven can breathe life into you, or siphon the life from you...the choice is yours.

They say your life flashes before your eyes when you die. But what you didn't know...your last thoughts determine whether Raven becomes your grim reaper or your saving grace.

Death has a sinister plan, but his favorite female reaper has been given a new power that will combat his secret mission. The only issue...she hasn't discovered it yet.

Will Raven put the pieces together in time, or will Purgatory be destroyed forever?
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Genre: Supernatural, Fantasy
Format: eBook, Print
Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Series: Women of Purgatory

Raven's Breath by Tish Thawer, reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews


I was drawn into Purgatory from the first page and didn't want to return!

The plot is an intriguing interpretation of Purgatory and the mythos of Death and Grim Reapers. The inclusion of Norse mythology was incredibly unique and well thought out; there's quite a bit of Judeo-Christian symbolism in the plot so the Norse mythology was a refreshing change of pace.

I loved Raven as a protagonist; she was unconventional, witty, snarky, and intelligent. I felt a connection with her and instantly became engaged in her story. The plot sizzles with some romance between Raven and an angel (I'm not going to tell you which one). However, I do wonder what this angel's true motives are because I'm sure "the powers that be" in Heaven are working an angle that has yet to be revealed.

There are a few action scenes in the plot; however, the plot focused more on the political intrigue and inner workings of Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and the Reapers. The machinations of the characters appealed to my cerebral "inner geek" and I loved every moment of it. I'll definitely read the second book in this series to see what happens next!

About Tish Thawer

Tish Thawer, author. Photo courtesy of Goodreads
Tish Thawer, author. Courtesy of Goodreads.
Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received nominations for a RONE Award (Reward of Novel Excellence), and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery), as well as nominations and wins for Best Cover, and a Reader’s Choice Award.

​Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl Media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Colorado with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.

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