Apollo's Raven by Linnea Tanner

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Though Catrin, Amren, Marcellus, and other key players are fictitious, Tanner’s devotion to research is evident in her well-drawn and historically plausible cast. A complex and promising start to a new fantasy series.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Can a Curse Control Ancient Britannia?
The world is in turmoil. Celtic kings hand-picked by Rome to rule are fighting each other for power. King Amren's former queen, a powerful Druid, has cast a curse that foretells Blood Wolf and the Raven will rise and destroy him. When Roman envoys unexpectedly arrive with a cohort of legionaries and demand King Amren's fealty, his rule begins to implode.

King Amren reveals to Princess Catrin, the grim prophecy that his former queen pronounced at her execution for treason to him:

The gods demand the scales be balanced for the life you take. If you deny my soul's journey to the Otherworld by beheading me, I curse you to the same fate as mine. I prophesize your future queen will beget a daughter who will rise as a Raven and join your son, Blood Wolf, and a mighty empire to overtake your kingdom and to execute my curse.

As his daughter, Catrin is trained as a warrior and discovers she is the Raven and must find a way to block the curse of the evil former queen. Torn between her forbidden love for her father's enemy Marcellus, the great-grandson of Mark Antony, and her loyalty to her people, she must summon the magic of the Ancient Druids to alter the dark prophecy that awaits her.

Will Catrin overcome and eradicate the ancient curse? Will she be able to embrace her forbidden love with Marcellus? Will she cease the war between Blood Wolf and King Amren? Will she save Ancient Britannia?

Apollo's Raven sweeps you into an epic Celtic tale of love, magic, adventure, intrigue, and betrayal in Ancient Rome and Britannia.
 

About Linnea Tanner

See more books from this Author
 
Published April 10, 2017 by Apollo Raven Publisher, LLC. 400 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Apollo's Raven
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Good
on Apr 13 2017

Though Catrin, Amren, Marcellus, and other key players are fictitious, Tanner’s devotion to research is evident in her well-drawn and historically plausible cast. A complex and promising start to a new fantasy series.

Read Full Review of Apollo's Raven | See more reviews from Kirkus