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The Raven's Banquet

(2014)
(The second book in the Richard Treadwell series)
A novel by

 
 
A War, a Witch, a Reckoning
A boastful young Englishman who dreams of finding riches and glory on the battlefields of 17th-century Germany soon finds himself thrown into a nightmare world of brutality and betrayal that will take every ounce of strength, cunning, and blind luck just to survive.

Fleeing the battlefield, Richard's life takes an even darker turn when he stumbles upon a coven of peasant women dwelling deep in the forest of the Harz Mountains, women who have their own secrets to protect - and a burning hatred to avenge. Led by the mysterious Oma, the women save him from pursuing enemies but there is a heavy price to pay. His future and the fate of his very soul are soon tied to theirs.

Praise for Clifford Beal:
"The sensuous texture of the period is superbly evoked... ." - The Daily Mail

"... I took a look - and was hooked. Check it out. Fast-paced fantasy/historical adventure." - Michael Moorcock (on Gideon's Angel)

"Beal does an incredible job of finding a middle point between authenticity and readability. Raven's Banquet sounds right. This is a wonderful work of historical fiction." - Annie Smith at Summer Reading Project

"The historical fiction aspect is fantastic - the use of voice and details makes this one of the most authentic I've come across. The text is easily readable, but rich and inflected enough to give a feeling of period, without causing confusion... .Frankly, this is a stunning book in many ways, not least in the telling." - Brian Turner, SF Chronicles

"The sheer panache with which Clifford Beal brings together the past and the supernatural results in a headlong alt-history hybrid more potent than either aspect of the entire would be without the other" - Tor.com (on Gideon's Angel)

"Clifford Beal is a great storyteller who keeps his readers on the edge of their seats." - Jerry Hayes, The Spectator (on Gideon's Angel)

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"I took a look—and was hooked. Check it out. Fast-paced fantasy / historical adventure." - Michael Moorcock


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Used availability for Clifford Beal's The Raven's Banquet

Paperback Editions

October 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Raven's Banquet (Richard Treadwell)
Author(s): Clifford Beal
ISBN: 1-916227-41-4 / 978-1-916227-41-5
Publisher: Little Brigand Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Raven's Banquet (Richard Treadwell Book 1)
Author(s): Clifford Beal
Publisher: Little Brigand Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU