RaeAnne Hadley aka R.A. Lingenfelter (Lingenfelter is her maiden name) has always been interested in the afterlife and the true purpose of life. Her ability to sense those who have passed, she finally embraced the ability and began learning to communicate with the afterlife. Writing helps process what’s been seen and experienced. Using her maiden name, she’s allowed her muse to tap into the depths of her imagination to write her paranormal tales.
RaeAnne started her life’s career as an automotive mechanic. She was fired from a repair facility for taking maternity leave and being sleep-deprived began plotting ways to take out her boss, via a car accident. Her father read her notes and mentioned it would be an incredible story, so she began writing her fictional tale instead of taking it out on her boss and spending her future in prison. She will always be grateful for her father, and her asshole boss, for opening up an incredible career opportunity!
2022 READER’S FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL GOLD MEDAL WINNER YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE & 2023 Cadmus International Award Winner
This series is being compared to Red Dawn, Hunger Games, Divergent, George Orwell’s 1984, with a little Harry Potter magic mixed in!
What used to be the beautiful Colorado mountains is now a hiding place for the Crows. The Dominion punishes those who rise up against them, and their rules. PIMs, known as personal identification microchips, are surgically implanted in the mandible of humans at birth, and programmed to detonate should someone decide to go against the Dominion’s laws. Seventeen-year-old Willow Danner was raised under the Dominion tyranny, but her parent’s had been born free. Growing up with a plan to escape, Willow and her family finally flee to the cover of the mountains and the safety of the Crows’ Faction. Instead of finding asylum, Willow finds she is the scrutiny of some members of the Crows. Worried she exchanged one form of imprisonment for another, she decides to take fate into her own hands, and trust her instincts instead of others. As she fights for her independence, someone else wants to take her back behind Dominion walls.
“The comparisons of Willow to Katniss Everdeen of Hunger Games fame are clearly evident as Willow’s talent as a fighter and her determination to win come to the surface. Without training of any kind, she displays great skill in the use of a variety of weapons as well as her bare hands. But, Willow possesses more than these physical abilities and as the story unfolds, her supernatural gifts become more evident and specific to the plotlines. Also like Collins, R.A. Lingenfelter writes tight, straight-to-the-point sentences and paragraphs that propel the reader through each event and scene without undue and unnecessary detail.
In particular, Lingenfelter’s ability to build characters simultaneously to the ever-increasing tension of the primary plotline is evidenced by her multiple appearances at the top of Amazon’s bestseller lists. End of Crows, while standing on its own, is also the perfect lead novel in the four-book series. Highly recommended for readers who enjoy fast-paced action/adventure stories with hints of the supernatural and powerful lead characters like Willow!” ~Reader’s Favorite Review
“It’s an excellent comparison to make between the willfulness of teenage rebellion and the passionate but desperate nature of a freedom fighter’s rebellion, and R.A. Lingenfelter doesn’t waste an ounce of the concept’s potential in this exciting and tense story of acceptance and the will to fight back. I adored the world-building on show on every page with the Dominion being a constant source of low-level anxiety between run-ins in exactly the way that living under a regime of that nature would be. I particularly enjoyed how for much of the story they were able to be a threat despite not being physically present, such was the terror invoked by the idea of the Dominion that even discussion of them became intimidating. End of Crows is an outstanding work of dystopian fiction that captures both the oppressive nature of living under a hostile regime as well as the spark of resistance that lies in people no matter how much they fear for their lives.” ~Reader’s Favorite Review
“End of Crows by R.A. Lingenfelter is such a compelling story that, despite it being set in a dystopian future, is incredibly relatable. R.A. Lingenfelter structured the story in a way that immediately draws you in and keeps you captivated to the very end. Mentioning the seventeen-year plan at the very start of the story was a genius move that right away made me eager to know more and the way the details were gradually revealed kept me intrigued all the way. Amidst all the challenges and the struggles the Crows faced at the hands of the Dominion, there was hope and there was love and that is what made End of Crows such an amazing read. End of Crows is the perfect introduction to R.A. Lingenfelter’s Small Sacrifices series and I cannot wait to read the next book in the Trilogy.” ~ Reader’s Favorite Review