"There on a thick branch of the oak, sat a bird similar to the crows of their summer lands, but different. Its feathers were so dark they seemed to shine with a blue gleam. It was much larger, too, and the feathers under its beak gathered, as though it wore a beard."
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Obviously, with a book called The Raven, ravens are going to play a major part in the story. And one raven is very important to the story. The Onan tribes are observant about nature, and many creatures and plants become symbolic portents. Those with the gift of magic are able to read omens through them. The raven is one creature who is not to be trusted, for they exist in all worlds – the good, the neutral and the evil side of nature.
|Ravens dwell in all realms, but where does they loyalty lie?|
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|Iluna has a strong connection to ravens|
|Ravens play a major part in|
The Raven (The Secret Chronicles of Lost Magic Book 1)
" 'Leave,' Iluna said, for she did not want to trust it. The bird obeyed, flapping large glossy wings and flying off through the canopy to the darkening sky."
"They were evil birds and their powers were used by evil witches to hunt little boys and eat them."
"... this raven was different. It seemed in control of its own destiny and no one else could get a grip of it."