Beginning with The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater captured readers’ hearts in Ronan Lynch. Described in The Raven Cycle as “more raven than boy”, Ronan is the embodiment of dreams and darkness, which includes his strange ability to steal objects from dreams. Cold, harsh and critical on the outside, Ronan is the dangerous character of the group – the one that battles with nightmares, depression and a dark, difficult past.
Born out of Ronan’s darkness and connection to ravens (and dreams) which were explored briefly in his point of view in The Raven Cycle, Maggie Stiefvater took to Twitter in 2016 to announce the Dreamer Trilogy. Set to be a companion series that takes place after The Raven Cycle, the new trilogy is very much its own thing both tonally and in its plot interests.
Although we will be reading from the perspectives of Ronan and Adam, new characters will be introduced and explored, according to Stiefvater’s Tumblr account. When asked about plot, the details have been vague, but there will be no explicit romance. Additionally, the premise, as described by Stiefvater, is “unsupervised magical children make bad decisions” and “Ronan Lynch is not ok”.
After two years of thinly veiled hints about the series, Maggie Stiefvater took to Twitter yesterday (February 6) to reveal a cover, title and release date for the series, along with a snippet from a poem by W.B. Yeats.
CALL DOWN THE HAWK from the air;
Let him be hooded or caged
Till the yellow eye has grown mild,
For larder and spit are bare,
The old cook enraged,
The scullion gone wild
As of yet, no official synopsis has been revealed for the first installment of the Dreamer Trilogy, titled Call Down the Hawk, but a release date of November 5, 2019 was revealed alongside the announcement that fans would be able to purchase signed copies from Fountain Bookstore.
Although the wait is long, the reveal provided fans with a cover (featured below) that fits Ronan Lynch perfectly, while the poem tied to the announcement points toward the inclusion of Irish folklore and heritage in the series.