Psi-Talented High School Student, Branwen, has leukemia. She is in an experimental treatment program. She has no family but has made friends with Cecily, an older girl who is in the same experimental program. Cecily is well. For Branwen, however, the treatment is failing. She is near death. At night, when everyone is gone, Cecily sneaks a 'booster shot' into Branwen's IV. Everything turns around. Branwen gets better, much better in fact. She and Cecily celebrate with a big birthday party.
On the way home from the birthday party, Cecily is shot and killed.
That one tragic act of violence plunges Branwen into a world of secret societies, inexplicable powers and constant danger.
J. Matthew McKern is an author with great promise. His potential shows in the story structure and flow. He writes an engaging story. I look forward to seeing more of his work and watching as he grows as an author. If a sequel is not in the works, it should be. Raven's Secret byJ. Matthew Mckern