by Deborah Cannon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/8/2009

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 293
ISBN : 9781426945021
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781425146023

About the Book

Jake Lalonde, a brilliant young archaeologist and a staunch protector of ancient sites, follows his fiancée, Angeline, to the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga to investigate a rare archaeological relic-the Ravenstone. The cunning black bird etched on this stone artifact is a dominant figure in British Columbia's native Haida mythology. Jake is half-Haida and the raven is his family's crest. His hope in visiting Tonga is to discover how a North Pacific Haida art symbol ended up on a stone of execution half a world away on a sunbaked tropical island where no ravens have ever existed. The symbol carved on this stone is indistinguishable from an image engraved into a granite cliff on British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands. A beguiling, mysterious art dealer, who unexpectedly appears in Tonga at the same time that Jake and Angeline arrive, holds the key to the riddle of the identical stones.

About the Author

Deborah Cannon was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the author of four short stories and three novels and she has contributed articles on writing to the Canadian Writer's Guide and the professional writer's web sites, absolutewrite.com and suite101.com. She is author of the archaeological manual, Marine Fish Osteology: A Manual for Archaeologists. Most recently, her anthropological thriller The Raven's Pool was cited in a scholarly study, Archaeology is a Brand! The Meaning of Archaeology in Contemporary Popular Culture (Holtorf 2007) as part of a fast growing fiction genre depicting archaeologists not as treasure hunters like Indiana Jones and Lara Croft but as protectors of ancient sites. Her second novel, White Raven was a 2007 Adult Summer Reading Club pick at the Hamilton Public Library. Ravenstone is the third book in the series.