The Order of the White Raven: mystical fantasy

The Music of the Mind

Finn Bran is a young journeyman bard who performs all the traditional songs of heroism and great deeds, while dreaming that he could someday be part of such a story – but the Kingdom of Valeria is falling into decline all around him as a mysterious force fosters thoughts of violence and intolerance in people’s minds. Brought face-to-face with this terrifying evil, Finn narrowly escapes death and emerges beaten, but possessing a strange new gift – or curse. Able to hear the purity or impurity of people’s thoughts in the form of music, Finn realises that his unique insight leaves him with the responsibility to fight back against the evil being that has defeated him once already. But first, he must learn to master the music of his own mind.

This quest will lead Finn from the enchanted realm of the Fair Folk to the castle dungeons; to an ill-fated battle with a dragon that leads to a friendship that changes the shape of the world; to an inner mastery of elemental forces.

Finally, will Finn be strong enough to face the immutable enemy that has twisted an entire nation to its own dark ends … or will he need to reach out for help from the strangest of places?

What readers are saying:

I have just read this trilogy and found it so inspiring. I don’t usually write reviews but wanted to share this. It is written in a very easy to read way that makes you want to keep turning the pages. I connected with the characters immediately and cared about what happened to them. But most of all I was moved and inspired by the wisdom underlying the entire series. Everyone can begin to learn how to become the best person they can be from these books in a very entertaining and accessible way.

Absolutely loved this book – I couldn’t put it down! It has everything I love in a novel; thoughtful and introspective, delightfully descriptive, magical and enchanting. Although set in a different world, I found the story to be so relatable to today’s society and the problems humanity is currently facing – and it brought me hope and a renewed inspiration. Overall, I found it extremely entertaining and incredibly uplifting!

Adler is a truly talented writer, there’s no doubt about that. I loved this book for quite a few reasons. I liked it for the beauty of the writing, and for the story that unfolded on each page. There were also hidden gems of meaning and inspiration along the way that were embedded within a wonderful fantasy story. I would definitely recommend this book.

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