|Submitted by Jan Doets |
(Dec 12, 2002)
After reading the first 2 novels in the Rigante saga, I was surprised to see that Ravenheart plays some 800 years after the last books.
Things have drastically changed for the Rigante. The Rigante are the only true clan who are still intact somewhat, there's no mention of the Pannone, or Norvii. All have been conquered by the Varlish, the decendents of the Vars.
It's fascinating to read how things have developed in these 800 years. The fact that the Vars have been heavily influenced by the Veiled Lady is one. Gunpowder has been invented, and the Varlish rule most of the known world. Connavar has been named a Vars king, hence his name Conn of the Vars.
Follow the life of young Kaelin, descendent of Connavar. He finds what it's like to be a true Rigante, with his friend and uncle Jaim Grymauch. He falls in love with the daughter of Call Jace, the leader of the so-called Black Rigante. These are a small band of hardcore Rigante, who have survived oppression by living in the mountains, the famed Caer Druag.
A new War is coming, and it's clear that Kaelin is going to be at the center of it, but will he be alone?
Great book, a must read. Even though it feel rather strange when you start to read it, it's certainly worth it!