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Moire Cameron, former NASA explorer and web pilot, now has a working ship, a loyal crew, an unexpected son, and a valuable Earthlike planet to protect from the clutches of Toren. Then Ennis, the only one to discover her secret, is captured by Toren--and Moire discovers crucial information that could help end the crab-human war. Moire must find a way to rescue Ennis and get Moire Cameron, former NASA explorer and web pilot, now has a working ship, a loyal crew, an unexpected son, and a valuable Earthlike planet to protect from the clutches of Toren. Then Ennis, the only one to discover her secret, is captured by Toren--and Moire discovers crucial information that could help end the crab-human war. Moire must find a way to rescue Ennis and get the information to Fleet--without getting captured herself--or the war could destroy everything she holds dear.


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Moire Cameron, former NASA explorer and web pilot, now has a working ship, a loyal crew, an unexpected son, and a valuable Earthlike planet to protect from the clutches of Toren. Then Ennis, the only one to discover her secret, is captured by Toren--and Moire discovers crucial information that could help end the crab-human war. Moire must find a way to rescue Ennis and get Moire Cameron, former NASA explorer and web pilot, now has a working ship, a loyal crew, an unexpected son, and a valuable Earthlike planet to protect from the clutches of Toren. Then Ennis, the only one to discover her secret, is captured by Toren--and Moire discovers crucial information that could help end the crab-human war. Moire must find a way to rescue Ennis and get the information to Fleet--without getting captured herself--or the war could destroy everything she holds dear.

30 review for Raven's Children

  1. 5 out of 5

    Debrac2014

    3.5 stars! Fast paced space opera!

  2. 4 out of 5

    SubterraneanCatalyst

    Yes!!! I bought this book last night I think right off my finishing book #1 and I finished this today (reading on the beach- it is one of my top pleasures of life!). Moira is in over her head but she's surrounded by golden loyalty. I am relieved that there wasn't any "you think everyone is loyal but NO hee hee there is this one character that hates your guts on your crew!" scenario going on. Namur sends Ennis to Fuck-Up-Mothball station. Our poor Ennis and how my heart bleeds for him. He's tortu Yes!!! I bought this book last night I think right off my finishing book #1 and I finished this today (reading on the beach- it is one of my top pleasures of life!). Moira is in over her head but she's surrounded by golden loyalty. I am relieved that there wasn't any "you think everyone is loyal but NO hee hee there is this one character that hates your guts on your crew!" scenario going on. Namur sends Ennis to Fuck-Up-Mothball station. Our poor Ennis and how my heart bleeds for him. He's tortured and haunted and depressed and he feels impotent. He goes through the ringer this book! I love science fiction and I don't need any of my science fiction to be the most cutting edge perplexing stuff known to man for me to be entertained. I do like my science space opera fixes. This series gives me my fix so nicely. I've mainlined all kinds of "straight" sci fi my whole life and only discovered this thing called "futuristic science fiction romance" and other of it's ilk (that I enjoy immensely) these past few years. This series isn't but Chase still manages to input that human factor of attraction without it feeling gratuitous or forced or even making it the main star of this entire show. It made me happy to read this though! Oh yes, I waited for it at the edge of my towel dammit and I feel rewarded. Alan is growing up even more and becoming a more fully realized person. A lot of the things (which I cannot mention considering it would be major spoiler land, sorry) that happen during this book make me wonder if it's even feasible that the Created are capable of becoming full fledged independent adults. That they deserve their freedom is obvious- but what has Toren done to them and will we ever really know? This book has its share of heartbreak also. I never feel like Chase is just yanking the heartstrings for nothing though- I never feel when I'm reading this that it's just insert-tragedy for tears component. Sequoia is revealed in full this book- but I have to say as much as it figures as the reason why Toren wants Moira Cameron- it doesn't. I know that in this universe (the series universe) there are few planets that are capable of supporting life and those planets are rare. But..but...I just wonder a bit about some of the ideas Moira has. She thinks she can defend the planet from Toren with some guns. I repeat- Some Guns. Her loyal crew, some other people that you'll find out about this book..but huh, really? Toren seems to outweigh her in every manner resource wise. She and her crew are swift, loyal and clever, but the odds are definitively stacked against them. The ending of this book tore me up. I'm just a total sap. It was lovely and sad. And I'll just admit it- after I finish this hastily written thing I'm going to BUY the ARC on her website because I'm desperate to know how it all ends. ON TO BOOK 3! RAWR!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    This book is fast-paced and a LOT happens. I definitely enjoyed it even though it had more threads than the previous book. I enjoyed the progression of (view spoiler)[ Ennis and Moire's relationship. I was glad it wasn't dragged out until the 3rd book. The part where Ennis realizes that he has a home with Moire and her team was very moving. (hide spoiler)] This book has a lot of characters and some of them I didn't keep track of well, but that isn't to say that I don't feel a connection with mo This book is fast-paced and a LOT happens. I definitely enjoyed it even though it had more threads than the previous book. I enjoyed the progression of (view spoiler)[ Ennis and Moire's relationship. I was glad it wasn't dragged out until the 3rd book. The part where Ennis realizes that he has a home with Moire and her team was very moving. (hide spoiler)] This book has a lot of characters and some of them I didn't keep track of well, but that isn't to say that I don't feel a connection with more than just the primary characters.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Laz the Sailor

    As the middle book of a trilogy, this lacks a beginning or end, but story continues to be compelling. A few too many thing break in favor of our heroes, but the characters and conundrums remain entertaining. I will read #3.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Steve Poling

    Raven's Children (5 stars) is a rollicking yarn that takes up where The Long Way Home left off. The protagonist, Moire Cameron is now a Captain in her own right with a loyal crew and the same pack of evil corporate types is out to get her. The Long Way Home introduced a mystery of where and how Moire's son came to be. This mystery provides the axis about which this novel and it's title turns. In Raven's Children Moire manages to make some more friends and some questionable allies as well. When I rev Raven's Children (5 stars) is a rollicking yarn that takes up where The Long Way Home left off. The protagonist, Moire Cameron is now a Captain in her own right with a loyal crew and the same pack of evil corporate types is out to get her. The Long Way Home introduced a mystery of where and how Moire's son came to be. This mystery provides the axis about which this novel and it's title turns. In Raven's Children Moire manages to make some more friends and some questionable allies as well. When I reviewed The Long Way Home I noted how she provides answers to prior story questions and uses the answers to raise more questions. She manages to satisfactorily resolve story questions along the way. In Raven's Children there is still a war going on with the aliens and, Toren, the evil corporation's insidious plan appears to be advancing rapidly. In contrast to The Long Way Home, Raven's Children shows Moire doing more than just running from Toren (the evil corporation), but she is hitting back. This is good, because we've already seen a lot of Moira fleeing the bad guys. In fact, the stuff Toren is throwing at Moire is now serving to make her stronger.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rhode

    Thanks to fellow GR reviewers I was pre-warned to buy all three books at once so I could pick this up just seconds after I finished the first volume. I enjoyed this second book even more than the first, in part because I got used to the author's quick pacing, and in part because the characters all began to be opened up so we could learn who they were beneath the action, and they themselves could grow as people. It was a really satisfying read. Lots of plot threads making sense. Yes, there were s Thanks to fellow GR reviewers I was pre-warned to buy all three books at once so I could pick this up just seconds after I finished the first volume. I enjoyed this second book even more than the first, in part because I got used to the author's quick pacing, and in part because the characters all began to be opened up so we could learn who they were beneath the action, and they themselves could grow as people. It was a really satisfying read. Lots of plot threads making sense. Yes, there were some way too good to be true coincidences, but I'm ok with that because it was so entertaining and I began to really adore so many of the characters. The cover is not as egregiously bad as the first volume, although I don't know why she's holding a big fat gun - the kind guys like because it, erm, compensates. In fact, she is a lousy shot and freely admits this throughout the series. And the only guns in the plot are notably smaller. So why is a book about a kick ass space pilot illustrated by her carrying a massive gun?

  7. 5 out of 5

    Janine Southard

    3.5 stars. This one's got some great moments. The POV from Wratursent possibly being my favorite. The story's always moving. But we've moved away from some of the fun space details. Also, the romance really annoys me on a personal level. Like, she's still pretty freshly grieving for her dead lover, but okay rebound. Only, not rebound because it's serious. At least I believe the male half of the pair is all about respect and admiration, which I don't get as much of from Moire. Already bought the thir 3.5 stars. This one's got some great moments. The POV from Wratursent possibly being my favorite. The story's always moving. But we've moved away from some of the fun space details. Also, the romance really annoys me on a personal level. Like, she's still pretty freshly grieving for her dead lover, but okay rebound. Only, not rebound because it's serious. At least I believe the male half of the pair is all about respect and admiration, which I don't get as much of from Moire. Already bought the third one.

  8. 5 out of 5

    mirba

    Sometimes I forget how much I like science fiction, It is usually more tiring to read than the ya pnr trash I stumble on the kindle, and it does take some attention to read it. This book is a great epic saga and I loved it and all the rest of the serie. Great characters, great plot, great world building, careful and well planned storyline and it is also really well written. Oh did I mention that it is also a page turner that keeps you up in the middle of the night to go on and on reading it?

  9. 4 out of 5

    Steven Allen

    I have read the first two books in this series (this being book #2) and have enjoyed both books. I like the story about a family trying to survive (sorta like Firefly) in a world out to get them.I hope the last book is as good as the first two.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Douglas Cook

    A bit of a space opera but I am hooked on the series. Bought the 3rd book as soon as I finished this one.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Clyde

    This is a great series.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Teresa Carrigan

    Excellent SF adventure. (Space opera?) This is the sequel to The Long Way Home, and the middle book of a trilogy.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Bob Hussey

    Ms. Chase really hit her stride with this one! Lots of plots and sub-plots nicely tied together, a good bit of suspense, only one "saw that coming a mile away". Can't wait to read the third. Ms. Chase really hit her stride with this one! Lots of plots and sub-plots nicely tied together, a good bit of suspense, only one "saw that coming a mile away". Can't wait to read the third.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    Just as good and rivetting as the first book. Wonderful!

  15. 4 out of 5

    S.J. Higbee

    I love the fact that Chase drives forward the story, crackling with action and tension. If there is any grizzle, it is perhaps Moire’s character is slightly swamped by everything happening around her as events continue to teeter on the edge of disaster. There are moments when it would have been nice to slow down just a tad to fully appreciate how all the changes carrying on around her are fully impacting upon her. That said, it is a really picky point and is only engendered by my love for the ch I love the fact that Chase drives forward the story, crackling with action and tension. If there is any grizzle, it is perhaps Moire’s character is slightly swamped by everything happening around her as events continue to teeter on the edge of disaster. There are moments when it would have been nice to slow down just a tad to fully appreciate how all the changes carrying on around her are fully impacting upon her. That said, it is a really picky point and is only engendered by my love for the character. As for the relationships around Moire – while she is rebuilding her life in this new world, she hasn’t the luxury of spending much time and energy to lavish on the people who she cares about. Apart from anything else, she is terrified of dragging them into the danger she is in. I really enjoyed the way the story unfolds and the constant suspense and surprises that Chase manages to deliver. Some of the plot progression I could see coming – but a whole lot more caught me unawares and I enjoyed sinking into the rhythm of the story and going with the flow. The supporting cast around Moire also continue to develop, helping to power the story. The most intriguing plot thread concerns one of the salvage ships they find drifting, damaged and abandoned – and this particular discovery overrides all other concerns. This is cleverly handled by Chase, whose worldbuilding is very effective and is one of her strengths in this engrossing series. I’m looking forward to seeing how this plays out in the final book in the trilogy. All in all, this book ended far too quickly and I can guarantee that it won’t be long before I also dive into the final book, Queen of Chaos, to find out how Chase wraps up this story. Recommended for fans of character-led space opera with a strong story. 9/10

  16. 5 out of 5

    astaliegurec

    Unfortunately, Sabrina Chase's 2012 novel "Sequoyah, Book 2: Raven's Children" is a bit worse than its predecessor. I had been hoping that since the protagonist's motivations are now out of the bag, the book would be a bit better. But, that didn't happen. Instead, the use of miracles to progress the plot continues in the same fashion as the first book. In addition, Chase keeps adding characters and switching to their points-of-view (and does so far too often). And then, possibly because of the c Unfortunately, Sabrina Chase's 2012 novel "Sequoyah, Book 2: Raven's Children" is a bit worse than its predecessor. I had been hoping that since the protagonist's motivations are now out of the bag, the book would be a bit better. But, that didn't happen. Instead, the use of miracles to progress the plot continues in the same fashion as the first book. In addition, Chase keeps adding characters and switching to their points-of-view (and does so far too often). And then, possibly because of the character addition/POV switching, I either kept losing the thread of the plot or things were actually missing. Either way, the result was the same. At about the 2/3 point, I gave up. If you liked the first book, try getting this one from the library. It's still an interesting story. But, I'm rating the book at a Not Very Good 2 stars out of 5.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Faith

    A worthy successor to the first book, though now that I've finished the series I would say that they aren't, in fact, a series, but are one very long book broken into three. Forewarned is forearmed; get all three at once and just read straight through. A worthy successor to the first book, though now that I've finished the series I would say that they aren't, in fact, a series, but are one very long book broken into three. Forewarned is forearmed; get all three at once and just read straight through.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Britt Bentley

    Excellent Sequel Good character development and plot twists. I liked the the maturation of the rescued children. The captain also became the driving center piece of the nonstop action.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rain

    Great, a fun space-opera.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dantegideon

    A bit slow. 3.5

  21. 5 out of 5

    Opal

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Summary: (This review may contain spoilers for both readers who haven’t read book one and for readers for book two.) Moire and the crew of the Raven continue to evade Toren. They continue to salvage ships in the hopes of accumulating enough money to build enough defenses for Sequoyah against the attack they know will happen when Toren discovers Sequoyah. Meanwhile, they launch an offensive against Toren to stop the manufacturing of the Created. Review: So much happens in this book I couldn’t quite Summary: (This review may contain spoilers for both readers who haven’t read book one and for readers for book two.) Moire and the crew of the Raven continue to evade Toren. They continue to salvage ships in the hopes of accumulating enough money to build enough defenses for Sequoyah against the attack they know will happen when Toren discovers Sequoyah. Meanwhile, they launch an offensive against Toren to stop the manufacturing of the Created. Review: So much happens in this book I couldn’t quite summarize it. The action was non-stop. It was one long rollercoaster of movement. I was left breathless and I loved every minute of it. Ennis and Moire meet up again on equal footing and passions ignite. It was a little corny at times, but it wasn’t overwhelmingly so. I thought it was appropriate. Moire and Alan’s relationship deepened and it was touching. You could see her struggling with her feelings as a new mother and it was heart-warming. They have an odd situation so it was sometimes humorous. I loved the quirkiness of that. The introduction of the alien was fascinating and exciting. It was a little like Close Encounters of the Third Kind only the advantage was all on the humans side. There was enough of foreshadowing with the alien that left me wondering what’s in store for the next book between the it and Moire. The only exceptions I have to make is in one action scene they seem to have gotten away a little too easily. They impersonated Toren personnel and I can’t help but wonder if that was just too easy. Also when Lorai was looking for Harrington, he just happened to be the one man she rescued. In a perfect world that might happen, but I don’t expect it in the real world. It was a little too predictable, but for the sake of fiction I can suspend belief and make believe. Other then that I have no exceptions to make with this book. It was extremely well done and I can’t wait for the third installment. I only wish Sabrina Chase could write faster.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Just as good as the last one Deeper emotional involvement, both between characters and between reader and characters, same fast moving, action-filled plot. That means this book is even more of an adrenaline rush, but also more touching. Another read straight through, off to the third and final story!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nils

    Considerably weaker than the first book. Still good, but not as good. Everything still moves at an incredibly intense pace, almost too fast at times. Reduces the weight of some sub-plots. Looking forward to the conclusion.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn

    this book is very entertaining I like that the Heroine isn't incredibly beautiful, she's described as average looking. I like that she's smart, selfless and very street savy. this book isn't erotica, but there is enough going on, it doesn't need to be. Great summer read. this book is very entertaining I like that the Heroine isn't incredibly beautiful, she's described as average looking. I like that she's smart, selfless and very street savy. this book isn't erotica, but there is enough going on, it doesn't need to be. Great summer read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Pancha

    Book two was just as enjoyable as book one. Moire is a great main character. I really enjoy reading about. Chase manages to make her emotionally complicated and interesting without making her annoying, cruel, or a jerk. It is really obvious why people choose to serve under her.

  26. 4 out of 5

    William

    First 1/3 and last 1/3 are pretty good. Middle 1/3 is overly complex with dialog that just doesn’t do anything. Pretty dull. Nothing like as good as first book, but the ending was good.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dick

    Not as good as the first book, but that's not unusual for the middle book of a trilogy Not as good as the first book, but that's not unusual for the middle book of a trilogy

  28. 4 out of 5

    Vnalord

  29. 5 out of 5

    Faith

  30. 5 out of 5

    Linda Williams

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