“Raven’s Ladder”: An Update

The new strand of The Auralia Thread will be called Raven’s Ladder.

I hope you like it. Tonight (all night) and tomorrow morning (all morning) I am packaging up my first draft for the editor. I have that familiar sensation of excitement and nerves and relief and apprehension…

Anyway, that’s what I’m doing tonight. What are you doing?

You’re watching the trailer for the new Jim Jarmusch film… at Twitch.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • http://robert.epictales.org Robert Treskillard

    Hah, now I have more questions to keep me awake at night.

    Thanks for the peek though!

  • http://www.lookingcloser.org closerlooker

    In this story, we see that a character who is particularly close to Cal-raven calls him “Raven.” But there is also a chapter in which he arrives at something called “the Ladder of Ravens.” And, as with Cyndere’s Midnight, the title might be referring to more than one thing — in either a particular or poetic sense.

    ARCs won’t be available until after a long period of revision, so stay tuned.

  • http://robert.epictales.org Robert Treskillard


    I’m glad I found this on your regular blog since it didn’t post on the Auralia’s Colors page.

    You have my interest pepper-picante-piqued about “Raven’s Ladder”. So what happened to the “Cal”? Did his name change? Did *he* change? Is this someone else? Hmmmmm…. I can hear your laughter as we all fidget.

    Okay, so I can’t wait! Will there be any advanced reading copies available?!


  • http://rachelstarrthomson.com Rachel Starr Thomson

    Well, I WAS procrastinating before I start editing a novel for a friend of mine. But at this moment I’m being really excited that Raven’s Ladder is that much closer to publication. I helped tour Cyndere’s Midnight for the CSFF blog tour and discovered the first two books then. Definitely a fan :).

  • http://threebrothers.org/brendan/ Brendan

    That link is a little mangled; I think you meant to point us here: http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/jim-jarmusch-explores-the-limits-of-control/

  • http://sjdeal.blogspot.com Shane Deal

    Raven is the name of a villain in my story. I’m afraid ever since then the name has carried a bit of a chill with it for me.