The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen Review

Good Morning lovelies,

Today I am reviewing The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen. This is a book I didn’t think I would like originally but as soon as I started reading, I fell in love with the characters and the world. It is so rich and wonderful and I cannot wait to share my thoughts with you.


A future chieftain.

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.

A fugitive prince.

When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns.

A too-cunning bodyguard.

Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his, magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step. But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own?


I received this book with my August fairyloot box and am so happy with it! At first, when I saw that the power in this book came from teeth, I was worried it would be a copy of Daughter of Smoke and Bone but this book could not be more different. I loved Fie’s character and how she protects her people/caste but also questions herself and the ability to lead. I also love how this wasn’t a love triangle, Tavin and Fie go so well together and I love Jasimir and Fie’s friendship. The character and plot were so strong and I loved the world-building of Sabor. I highly recommend to any fantasy lovers out there!


4 Nutella

Thank you so much for reading!
XOX Shelby Grace

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