- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1505 KB
- Print Length: 164 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009GLXT48
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,202,658 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Raven Kindle Edition
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Raven is a teenage boy just out of Borstal. His origins are shrouded in mystery because he was a foundling, discovered lying in the middle of a stone circle, watched over by a raven. Which is how the boy got his name. Years later he returns to the area in the care of his new foster parents, a woman who likes to study birds and an elderly, wheelchair-bound archaeologist.
The government intends to store radioactive waste in the series of caves that run beneath the stone circle, which are linked to the legend of King Arthur. The archaeologist is trying to preserve this sacred site. At first Raven is completely indifferent about the caves, much to the displeasure of the archaeologist. In fact, Raven gets a positive joy in winding him up with remarks about progress. Later on Raven experiences a vision in the caves that changes him. An apparition of a young medieval king materializes, a man who has the same face as Raven...
From that moment a new phase in Raven's life begins. Can Raven save the caves? Or will the government get its way? "Raven" is an entertaining book about the nature of destiny, taking on responsibility, making a stand and fighting for a cause. At one point in the book we learn that this radioactive waste the government is trying to hide away remains deadly for at least a quarter of a million years.
Environmentalism was a popular issue in the 1970s and remains so today. I don't know if the T.V. series of "Raven" will ever be shown again, which is a pity because it does convey an important message. The book is a good substitute.
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