Valley of the Raven

Ty Dettin and his friends are typical junior high school students While on a dirt bike ride out to a favorite spot, the boys discover a path they ve never seen before It leads them to some abandoned cabins, an old map to a gold mine, and a mysterious Lakota woman who gives Ty a magical Dream Catcher made from the silver hair of a powerful Shaman With the help of this toTy Dettin and his friends are typical junior high school students While on a dirt bike ride out to a favorite spot, the boys discover a path they ve never seen before It leads them to some abandoned cabins, an old map to a gold mine, and a mysterious Lakota woman who gives Ty a magical Dream Catcher made from the silver hair of a powerful Shaman With the help of this totem and a strange voice on the wind, Ty discovers a horrific plan hatched by a group of deadbeat criminals to blow up a dam in an effort to uncover the horde of gold underneath it While trying to prevent the crime, the friends learn the tragic history of the gold rush and its effect on the land and the Native American tribes that lived on it They also learn about the moral responsibility humans have to preserve that land, and to be respectful of the rights of those who occupy it.A Young Adult, Action Adventure Historical Novel.
Valley of the Raven Ty Dettin and his friends are typical junior high school students While on a dirt bike ride out to a favorite spot the boys discover a path they ve never seen before It leads them to some abandoned c

  • Title: Valley of the Raven
  • Author: Ken Ramirez
  • ISBN: 9781933353753
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Valley of the Raven”

    1. Valley of the Raven is a modern maybe-fantasy story straddling the line between middle-grade and YA fiction, following the adventures of a group of school kids who discover a terrible danger to the beautiful forests around their town - and the town itself. The story involves a long-ago love, a legacy of protection, and a bit of magic. So when this story is focused on the kids or on the bad guys and their respective adventures and choices, it's a pretty compelling and interesting book. The kids m [...]

    2. Valley of the Raven is a captivating novel set in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. When teenagers Ty Dettin, his younger brother Seth, and their pal Tanner White set out for a typical dirt bike ride in the California Sierra Gold Country, they are unaware of the life-altering adventure lurking around the next bend. Tooling along in the spring sunshine, Ty and Tanner follow Seth onto an overgrown trail that leads to decrepit buildings, vestiges of the California gold ru [...]

    3. Marked as Young Adult Historical Fantasy. It's closer to middle grade than young adult and is set in the present day - so not sure exactly what the publisher was thinking there.This is a well written adventure story reminiscent of Swallows And s. Unfortunately, it's marred by the author's apparently uncontrollable need to constantly stop the story and preach to his audience on the twin themes of "There Are Good And Bad People Of All Colors!!!!!!" and "Protect The Environment!!!!!" The book uses [...]

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