Chris Dews – Writer

Antler Jinny and the Raven


Antler Jinny and the Raven combines beautifully descriptive narrative and page turning action in a story populated by distinctive, colorful characters. At the book’s center is a young, disabled Celtic girl, Jinny, and the raven princess she is sent to serve as a slave. Both have suffered terrible reversals in their lives and both have overwhelming, irreconcilable reasons to become Queen of the Dragons.

Steeped in magic and the otherworldliness of druids, ogres, and faeries, Antler Jinny and the Raven is a finely tuned coming-of-age story about a young girl overcoming her fears, handicap, and the machinations of her enemies to ride the dragons as their queen against the villainous Fomors, the ancient feeders of hate, jealousy, mendacity and all that is evil.

Celtic mythology, early Scottish superstition, and the history of the Britons inspire and suffuse this tale of Celtic life in 65AD southwest Scotland.

The project is top-drawer in every regard: finely drawn characters; beautifully crafted writing in virtually every paragraph; a fascinating, complex plot. I applaud you for your attention to detail; it’s refreshing to read something this good. – Proofreading editor.

Read an excerpt here:

If you have read the book and wonder what happened to Parlan, read Smallpig’s Story here: