Jesse has all the hallmarks of a great historical fiction writer, achieving a fine balance of thoroughly researched atmospheric detail and suspenseful story. Added to this is a strong and sympathetic heroin and wonderful, confident writing that pulls you effortlessly into the world of 16th century Scotland...
...Blackadder's greatest achievement comes at the end of the book when she posits the ephemeral nature of humans against a weighty sense of history and an ageless landscape, something she does with incisive grace that truly elevates her story.
In The Raven's Heart, she doesn't hit one wrong note.
Causes Jesse Blackadder Supports
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (Australia)
The Island Institute (Sitka, Alaska)