“She couldn’t stay a moment longer. Not in that room, and not in this big stone trap, either. Turning cat, she fled across the courtyard, through the archway that led to the kitchen gardens. They lay empty of people and interferences and rules, richly scented with growing herbs in the cool, violet air of twilight.
As she leaped through the archway, she changed. Wings beat hard. She launched herself into the open sky, an insignificant brown bird, like dozens of others in the big green forest.”
Cordelia is a shapeshifter, a triplet and has .333% (recuring) chance of being the heir to the Raven Throne of Corvenne.
Safe in her castle, deep within an enchanted forest, Cordelia spends her days turning from bug to bird to beetle to fly free from the castle walls with little knowledge of the war that rages outside of the forest.
But one day, the world comes to her with the news that the eldest of the triplets is now heir to the throne. Knowing that being named heir means certain death, the triplets mother refuses to name who is eldest among them, setting in motion an epic quest and weaving a tale of magic, adventure and the power of family.
If you liked The Raven Heir, why not try ‘The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone’ by Jaclyn Moriarty.