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.
Cat Winters is a brilliant writer. She has truly done her research about Poe. She mixes fact with fiction in a way that makes the reader believe it is a true tale. By including names from Poe’s history and bits and pieces of his work, the reader gets a true insight to the young Edgar Allan Poe. This is a great read not only for Poe enthusiasts, but also readers who enjoy poetry and a bit of the dark and mystic world.