Review: Book: The Merciful Crow- Margaret Owen

Title: The Merciful Crow

Series: The Merciful Crow Series 1

Author’s Name: Margaret Owen

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Genre: YA Fantasy

Page Count: 384 Pages

ISBN: 978-1250191922

Author or Book Website: Margaret Owen | author, artist, artisanal swashbuckler (

Link to Amazon purchase page: The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow Series, 1)

Link to Goodreads: The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1) by Margaret Owen | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

A future chieftain.

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.

A fugitive prince.

When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns.

A too-cunning bodyguard.

Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his, magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step. But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own?

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This is a book based on a caste system and they are all named after birds. The Crows are at the bottom of that system. They are looking for a way to survive. When they given a job to collected the body of a royal they think things are looking up, but the prince has faked his death. Fie decides she is going to cut her loss and leave him to his own devices. Jasimar convince her to help him hide from the Queen. If she does he will protect the Crows once he takes the throne. I did struggle in the beginning to get into the book, but once I was deep in the world it picked up the pace.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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