The Raven's Tale
The Raven's Tale

Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family―the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore appears to him. Muses are frightful creatures that lead Artists down a path of ruin and disgrace, and no respectable person could possibly understand or accept them. But Lenore steps out of the shadows with one request: "Let them see me!"

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult

The Raven’s Tale is a fictional story about the teenage life of Edgar Allan Poe. The reader takes a journey through the tale from Poe’s point of view. His struggles as a teenager who loses his parents at a very young age and the experiences of living in a foster home are creatively told using quotes from Poe as well as William Shakespeare’s work. Young Poe faces opposition from his foster father about his writing. This disturbs Poe and has him battling against his Gothic muse.

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