Author Website Maintenance Linnea Tanner

Author Website Maintenance Linnea Tanner

For those who clicked on my author website (, you may be surprised that you were directed to my blog primarily dedicated to posting articles about mythology, history, and archaeology of ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, my author website had a major crash at the end of last week. The headers,  Books and About Linnea Tanner, and some images directly linked to my author website were also affected.

I’m working with my team to resolve the issue. The timing when the website will be up again is unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, I’ll be using this site to post new articles, to reblog articles of interest, and to provide updates of my events and special deals. For all subscribers to my author site, I’ll send a newsletter with updates and a tidbit on Celtic mythology within the next few days.

For those interested in purchasing Apollo’s Raven, click below on the book cover. You’ll be directed to Amazon where it is available in four formats: e-book, paperback, hardcover, and audio-book.

Stay tune.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Best wishes,






Wishes, Curses and a Sister Saves her Brothers: The Tale of the Seven Ravens

The following is a reblog of post of “Wishes, Curses and a Sister Saves her Brothers: The Tale of the Seven Ravens” that was posted on MARCH 7, 2018 BY ZTEVETEVANS. What grasped my interest was seven brothers were transformed into ravens as a result of their father’s curse that they had not returned with water to baptize their infant sister. It is a poignant tale of the desire of the sister to reunite with her brothers again.

Please enjoy.

Under the influence!

1016px-the_seven_ravenThe Seven Ravens By H.koppdelaney (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsWe all have dreams that we wish would come true.  Sometimes we make a wish and that wish is granted but what we actually get may be the result of how we have made that wish. If we make a detrimental wish against someone or something that wish becomes a curse.  Sometimes unforeseen consequences may be unleashed that affect others who have to pay some kind of a price even though they were not the ones who did the wishing. The following is a retelling of a folktale called The Seven Ravens and explores how wishes are made and how they are fulfilled and what can happen when wishes are made in haste or anger.   It appeared in  Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm and is classed as Aarne-Thompson type 451…

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Warning: don’t mess with the fairer sex!

The following is a reblog of an article entitled, Warning: don’t mess with the fairer sex!” posted by Luciana Cavallaro on March 12, 2018. It is a fascinating overview of the unique history of Island of Hephaistos/Hephaestus, today known as Limnos/Lemnos. There are tales that a matriarchal society inhabited the island and archaeologists have found evidence on the island of a possible connection to the Amazons from Scythia. Fascinating read!

Eternal Atlantis

Our next destination has a unique history, and perhaps the earliest forerunner of women’s liberation. Then again, what happened may raise a few brows and possibly considered extreme as to the outcome. We are off to the Island of Hephaistos/Hephaestus, today known as Limnos/Lemnos. It is one of the northern islands of Greece and not far from the Hellespont, the Dardenelles in Turkey, the famous trade route between the west and east, and also where Troy was situated.

From Google maps

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Celebrate New Apple Awards Apollo’s Raven

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Dual New Apple Book Awards

I am honored that Apollo’s Raven has been chosen as the “Official Selection” in the Cross Genre category in the 2017 New Apple Annual Book Awards!  This award is in addition to the 2017 New Apple Summer E-Book Awards for which Apollo’s Raven was chosen as the “Official Section” in the Historical Fiction category.

New Apple e-book Award

New Apple Book Award

Celebrate Awards & Republication 

I am pleased to announce the e-book and softcover book of Apollo’s Raven have been republished. Revisions were based on feedback I received from reviewers regarding word choice and inconsistencies. Quotes within the book have been deleted at the beginning of each chapter.

As an author, I value readers’ reviews and constructive feedback, as this helps me to write quality books that each of you can enjoy. Feel free to contact me if you have any feedback or questions. A major twist in Empire’s Anvil is based on a question that a reader asked me: What happens to the soul of a person who is possessed by another soul?

More to come!

To celebrate the New Apple book awards, the republished e-book of Apollo’s Raven will be offered at Amazon for the Bargain price of 99 cents through February 23rd. Click on the following to purchase:

The softcover book of Apollo’s Raven on which the New Apple Award is based is also available at Amazon. Also check out the audio-book of Apollo’s Raven that is available at Audible and Apple Store. The narrator, Kristen James, did an amazing job narrating the book.

Kristin James, Narrator of Apollo’s Raven

Future Giveaways

As a preferred e-mail subscriber, you will be eligible to win monthly giveaways beginning in March 2018 through the Fall. The giveaway will be announced each month and could include an Amazon gift card, signed hardcover special edition or e-book of Apollo’s Raven, or an advanced copy of Empire’s Anvil (anticipated summer 2018).

Book Cover Empire’s Anvil

The March 2018 Giveaway will be a signed copy of the special hardcover edition of Apollo’s Raven.

Photographs of Readers with Apollo’s Raven Book

For those who have bought the Apollo’s Raven book, send me a photograph of yourself holding the book at Indicate what city you are from, and I’ll post the photograph on my website.

Below are some recent photographs, including Joni’s cat that loves to sleep next to the Apollo’s Raven book.

Joni’s Cat with Apollo’s Raven





Donna Cordova with Apollo’s Raven

Lewis Bustos with Apollo’s Raven









Thank you for your continued support!

As always, I appreciate your support and would love to hear from you.

Best wishes,
Linnea Tanner


Uvi Poznansky, Author of A Favorite Son

A Favorite Son by Uvi Poznansky Audio-book Review

A Favorite Son by Uvi Poznansky Audio-Book Review


Below is my Goodreads review of the audio-book, A Favorite Son, written by Uvi Poznansky. The availability of books in audio formatting is gaining popularity. Oral traditions have historically conveyed stories from one generation to another. The combination of the prose and the skill of the narrator to bring the story to life adds another dimension to the reading experience.

Thus, when I review an audio-book, I not only evaluate how engaging and well-written the story is, but also listen for the narrator’s ability to interpret the story. I particularly enjoyed the audio-book, A Favorite Son, because the prose was so beautifully written, and the narrator David Kudler added an emotional resonance to the bible story of Jacob and Esau.

Goodreads Review


A Favorite SonA Favorite Son by Uvi Poznansky
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Favorite Son, written by Uvi Poznansky and narrated by David Kudler, retells the biblical story of Jacob and Esau. The tale is told from Jacob’s point of view which a modern audience can relate to. As an older man, Jacob tried to explain why he stole his older brother’s inheritance as he recounts his youth. Author Poznansky masterfully characterizes Jacob as an intelligent and self-reflective man who deeply regrets tricking his older twin, Esau, into exchanging his inheritance for a savory stew. The most poignant scene is when Jacob’s mother, Rachel, convinces Jacob to deceive his blind father, Isaac, into believing he is Esau. In doing so, Jacob steals his older brother’s blessing and subsequently the entire inheritance. This is a moral tale of the consequences of a parent favoring one child over another and pitting one against another to gain a father’s blessing as a favorite son. I highly recommend the audio-book because David Kudler delivers a heart-wrenching performance that capture Jacob’s sorrow and guilt as he narrates the story.

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The Dying Gaul

The Dying Gaul is a reblog posted by An Archaeologist’s Diary on January 21, 2018. I’ve always been fascinated with this statue as it is a poignant reflection of a brave Celtic warrior who has fallen in battle and is facing death. What struck me is how the Greeks and Romans respected the noble Celtic warrior who demonstrated courage in defeat and when faced with his mortality.

Hope you enjoy!

An Archaeologist's Diary

Let’s see if I can produce ARCHAEO-Crush posts on a monthly basis in 2018.  The ancient work of art I am presenting in January is a spectacular marble sculpture in the collections of the Musei Capitolini.


Type: artefact (sculpture)
Civilisation: Ancient Rome
Date: 1st or 2nd century C.E.

ARCHAEO-Crush: The statue of the Dying Gaul (or more precisely, the Dying Galatian) is an ancient marble masterpiece at the Musei Capitolini. Discovered in Rome, the statue was found in the gardens of the Villa Ludovisi (possibly during excavations for the foundations between 1621 and 1623), when the villa was built on the site of the landscaped gardens of the Roman historian Sallust, who acquired the land after the death of its previous owner, Julius Caesar.  When discovered, the man in the sculpture was identified as a wounded or dying gladiator because a bleeding wound can clearly…

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►Tarot: “Most Relevant Generalities / Major Arcana”🗝️.-

This is a reblog of Tarot: “Most Relevant Generalities / Major Arcana”🗝️. posted on 01/15/2018 by Aquileana. This article resonated with me because symbols used in Tarot cards have universal meanings in mythology, religion, and psychology (dreams) across the world. Tarot cards do not predict the future but opens up the realm of possibilities with issues at hand.

Hope you enjoy!

La Audacia de Aquiles


“Most Relevant Generalities / Major Arcana” 🗝️:

The twenty-two cards of the Arcana Major. Tarot deck: Rider,Waite & Smith.

Introduction and Sketch of this Post:

This is the first post of  the series on “Tarot”. 

Firstly, in section 1), I´ll present an overview of the story of Tarot, its use for divination purposes, tarot spreads, cards´positions (upright or reversed), total number of cards, division into two categories: Major and Minor Arcana.

In the second section (2) of this post, I´ll assess in-depth the Major Arcana. 

For that purpose, I´ll use the classic Rider-Waite deck, illustrated by Pamela Colman-Smith, which has been continually printed since 1909. Hence, it is easy to find in Bookstores or online nowadays.

Let´s keep in mind that the Major Arcana cards are somehow related to Carl Jung’s archetypes. They are “patterns”, inherent part of the Collective Unconscious. These cards symbolise the process…

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