The Writer and the Librarian

The Raven Society Book 1

Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
357 Pages
Reviewed on 01/31/2023
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Author Biography

I am a reader, blogger, author, connoisseur of all things coffee, and a self-proclaimed Beat Saber expert. My superpower is finding missing socks and scissors.

I have one husband, three boys, two dogs, 14 snakes (not my idea), and according to Google, enough books to be considered a library. I read, blog, love getting my nails done, riding my motorcycle, and am a historian by passion and education.

I am horrible at returning phone calls and forgetting that someone texted me. I believe arriving 15 minutes early at a party is late, but leaving an hour early because I have a book to read. I only know ten recipes and keep them on rotation because I hate cooking dinner. I love doing laundry but despise putting clothes away. I believe the grocery store is my personal nemesis, and I try to avoid it at all costs.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Writer and the Librarian is a work of fiction in the fantasy, adventure, and mystery subgenres, and it forms the first novel of the Raven Society series. The work is suitable for both mature young adult and adult readers and was penned by R.L. Geer-Robbins. In this thrilling tale, we are introduced to our reluctant protagonist Chloe Pairtee, a writer who aspires to have more in life but gets a whole lot more than she bargained for when the mysterious Raven Society invites her to join them. So begins the uncovering of a magical legacy dating back centuries, and the darkness in Chloe’s past will be revealed along the way.

R.L. Geer-Robbins delivers a superb foray into the fantasy world with a brilliant premise on which to start a series. I loved the immediate drop into the clandestine world of the Raven Society, and many threads of danger and intrigue weighed on the atmosphere of the story, creating tension as we followed them all into a tapestry of daemons, magic, and impending doom. Chloe makes an excellent central protagonist for the novel, beginning in the anti-hero space as we watch her develop, become more open, and eventually step up to assume the mantle that awaits her. She comes a long way indeed in this opening novel, but with so much more potential that it’s exciting to suppose where the series will go next. If you’re seeking a fantastic new fantasy series with solid plotting, likable characters, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, look no further than The Writer and the Librarian for your next adventure.

Cloie Belle Daffon

“You simply cannot get where you are seeking on the path you are now on. The only way to go forward is to look back.” Chloe Pairtree learned about the Raven Society for the first time at her Book Shop Book Club from Aelle, a fellow writer she met during the San Francisco Writer’s Conference. The Raven Society is a literary group made up of individuals who have made a significant contribution to the writing world. Chloe dreamed of being part of such a mysterious circle but she never expected to be invited to one of its secret meetings. As she was welcomed into the Raven Society, Chloe learned that there may be more to it than she anticipated. What dangers and truths will she discover going forward? Read The Writer and the Librarian, the first book of the Raven Society series by R.L. Geer-Robbins to find out.

The Writer and the Librarian by R.L. Geer-Robbins captured my attention with its detailed, first-person narrative and well-rounded characters. Not only was I drawn in by its mysterious and unusual plot but also by the peculiar characters and the identities they chose to portray as members of the Raven Society. Geer-Robbins introduced me to a new world filled with endless possibilities. I crossed the threshold of reality and entered a realm of myths and forgotten pasts. I followed Chloe’s adventure with anticipation as she joined this elite group and found herself caught up in something she never expected. Chloe was an intriguing protagonist. Her choice of character surprised me and I admired her for it. It was a powerful decision that suited her innate self and the person she wished to become. Reading the story from her perspective allowed me to connect with her and understand the depth of her thoughts and her bravery. The book took me on an astounding and memorable voyage with its engrossing narrative and distinctive story structure. Geer-Robbins has crafted an exceptional plot, so it was hard to put the book down once I started. This was truly a triumph and I can’t wait for the next one.

Tiffany Ferrell

In The Writer and the Librarian: The Raven Society Book 1 by R.L. Geer-Robbins, we meet Chloe, a struggling writer who has thus far only managed to finish one book despite all her efforts to write a sequel. When she received an invitation to join the Raven Society, she was genuinely surprised. This was something she wanted for a long time. After her acceptance, Chloe soon realized that it was a lot more than just a club or group of people having fun, which caused her to question her inclusion in this group. When the priceless Book of the Veiled is stolen, the whole Raven Society is in panic. This isn’t an ordinary book; it is magic and tells the tales of real people lost in time. Adding to the already escalating situation, the owner of the Book of the Veiled is trying to find her daughter who disappeared at the same time as the book. Chloe’s mother Moll revealed that she’s the only one who can walk through the doors of history and not only get the book back but save the daughter as well. Is Chloe up to the task and how far would she go to protect and save these newfound friends who have finally given her a sense of belonging?

I am so glad that I picked this book. I found Chloe’s story fascinating, but I also love the idea of a secret society of intellectuals and writers who guard a book such as The Book of the Veiled. I liked Chloe’s character because I can relate to her when it comes to writing or creating, whether it’s words on paper or, in my case, stitches on a new dress I’m making. Eidolon was always a great personality with a solid background, which I enjoyed. I love that each character is fleshed out and not just vague when it comes to who they are as a person or in sharing their past. R.L. Geer-Robbins has done a great job with The Writer and the Librarian, and I can’t wait to read the second part of this series.

Michelle Stanley

The Writer and the Librarian: The Raven Society Book 1 is a fantasy epic by R.L. Geer-Robbins. Chloe accepts an invitation to join The Raven Society, which was created centuries before to protect, maintain, and preserve mystical history considered extremely dangerous to the public. This information was held in The Book of the Veiled, written over generations. Whoever has it can rewrite history, either changing the future for the benefit of all or using it for evil purposes. Chloe becomes the writer who preserves the information, while Eidolan becomes the librarian who safeguards the books. There is just one problem. The books are missing and the supernatural beings are restless. All members of the Raven Society use their special skills to search for the book. Chloe’s talents are still new to her and the Otherworld can be a deadly place.

How far would you be willing to travel into darkness to discover the truth? The Writer and the Librarian is a thrilling story that quickly unfolds to reveal layers of intrigue, suspense, adventure, magic, and wizardry. It contains doses of humor, sarcasm, mild romance, and supernatural creatures. It’s not hard to become fully absorbed in the story, as it’s beautifully narrated by Chloe, who is quick-witted and has a personality that speaks volumes. Her character, like the others, is fully developed and unique. I loved everything about this novel by R.L. Geer-Robbins. You will also enjoy reading the book.

Rabia Tanveer

The Writer and the Librarian is the first book in The Raven Society series by R.L. Geer-Robbins. Chloe was a writer hoping for the biggest of glories to come knocking on her door. She was praying for a change and a change did come in the form of a note inviting her to The Raven Society. Believing she was finally going to taste success, Chloe gleefully joins the secret society. The Raven Society swore to protect and keep hidden certain parts of history from general people, and Chloe soon realized what needed to be done. Their current target: reclaim the stolen Book of the Veiled. But getting it back wasn’t easy. If the book got into the wrong hands, it could create chaos. But it wasn’t just The Raven Society trying to get their hands on it; creatures and people far more powerful wanted it as well. Could Chloe be the key to finding the Book of the Veiled?

Heroes are made, not born and Chloe was the best example of that. Chloe was fantastic. She was imaginative, receptive, and best of all, she was a go-getter. She was the missing piece of The Raven Society, the writer they needed to complete their team. The story was incredible. The intrigue was there from the get-go, the suspense to find out who sent the invite to Chloe, why they needed her and why it was all happening to her made me read for hours. Author R.L. Geer-Robbins created the perfect universe where our fables and myths co-exist with reality. The world-building was phenomenal and each character truly fitted into their roles. I loved how cool Eidolon was, and how supportive Sydney was, and Moll and Aelle were super talented (and the perfect companions for Chloe). The ending was surprising and very unexpected. But it was perfect because now I am looking forward to the second novel in the series to find out what happens next!