Ravens Peak, by Lincoln Cole is book one in the World on Fire series. This book is horror/thriller/crime, set primarily in an old mining town in the Rockies. Its full action, suspense, terror, fantasy, and surprises. I was completely sucked into the story within the first few sentences and hated to put it down.

We first meet Haatim Arison as a depressed, recent college graduate who has lost his faith and whose life is about to be turned upside down. – Haatim is hired to follow Abigail Dressler around Phoenix, Arizona, a seemingly easy job. But what he doesn’t know, is that he too, is being followed by some kind of evil.

Abigail’s father figure sacrifices himself to save her, now she will do anything to bring him back, but the Council has other plans for her. During her work in Phoenix, Arizona, she meets Haatim Arison.
Abigail is forced to rescue Haatim from a terrifying threat and discovers that his family has a history with the supernatural that has been kept hidden from him his entire life. Now she must protect him, easy enough, but she must also learn to trust him and work together to save each and a small mountain town from the evil that lurks within.

Ravens Peak has a nice, smooth flow. The author knew when to pick up pace and when to slow down and give you more. He did a nice job building up his main characters, but gives just enough for you to want more. His two main characters were easy to connect with, he made them real within the first few words spoken. He has a lot of background characters that I hope we see more of. It will be interesting to see where they all will fit in within the complete series.

There were a few “mishaps” that I noticed, but nothing too big. It was mainly name changes within the chapters; Elizabeth to Mary, that sort of thing and I’m sure most people wouldn’t even notice. Other than that, it’s impossible to find anything wrong with this book.

I have to give this book 4 out of 5 stars. You are immediately drawn into the story! An action packed paranormal thriller about the battle between good and evil, this book is perfect for anyone interested in crime/thriller novels. It works as a stand alone or in the series. I, for one, look forward to reading the next two books in the series.