I have just finished reading Apollo’s Raven, and I absolutely loved it, every single, beautifully placed word! I didn’t want the book to end, so I am hanging out for Book Two. When I first began reading Apollo’s Raven, I had no idea of what to expect, not knowing very much about ancient Britannia, or the power of Druid magic. Reading this wonderful book, was akin to embarking on an epic journey of love, betrayal, mysticism, and Druid’s dark magic, all of which surrounds Catrin, the Celtic warrior princess who was determined to fight for her family’s Cantiaci kingdom, no matter what.
As Catrin is struggling to interpret her mystifying connection with a particular raven, which seems to be following her everywhere, she meets the captivating Roman, Marcellus, son of a high ranking Roman official who has landed in Britannia with a cohort of reconnaissance soldiers ahead of…
Below is a reblog of Eternal Atlantis by Luciana Cavallaro, Author of Historical Fiction/ Fantasy, who I am supporting in the launch of the Labyrinthine Journey, book 2 in the Servant of the Gods series. I thoroughly enjoyed her first book, Search for the Golden Serpent, about the modern day hero and time traveler Evan who is whisked back to Ancient times. Luciana is a talented author which I encourage you to support the launch of her next epic book.
I am reaching out for help and support in the promotion of my upcoming book launch. A number of weeks back, I wrote a blog post about the publication of my book The Labyrinthine Journey, book 2 in the Servant of the Gods series.
Bronze Medal Winner Apollo’s Raven by Linnea Tanner 2017 Global Ebook Awards
I am pleased to announce that my debut novel, Apollo’s Raven, is the winner of the BRONZE medal in the Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards (GeBA) 2017 in the category of Fantasy/Historical. This is the first book in the Apollo’s Raven series.
If you haven’t read my novel yet, I invite you to do so. In celebration of my award, e-books have been reduced at all online sites to 99 cents through this weekend: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. For information on where to order the book, check my author website Books – Linnea.Tanner. And remember to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads!
A heartfelt thanks to the judges over at Dan Poynter’s and the honor they have bestowed on me.
Apollo’s Raven Book Review Historical Novel Society
I am pleased to share the book review of Apollo’s Raven (Historical Fiction / Fantasy) that was posted by the Historical Novel Society (HNS) in their recent Newsletter HNR Issue 81 (August 2017) and in Goodreads. The Historical Novel Society is a literary society devoted to promoting the enjoyment of historical fiction of which I am a member and reviewer.
AD 24. Catrin, a Celtic princess, and Marcellus, a Roman, were ordered to gather information about each other’s families. They were never supposed to fall in love. Marcellus is the great-grandson of Mark Antony, and he fears his budding affection for a foreign princess will lead to his own early death as befell his infamous ancestor. Catrin is a warrior princess with the powers of ancient druidesses running through her veins. There is a dark prophecy hanging over her family, and Roman support of her brother, banished for beheading two children and physically attacking Catrin, casts the curse into their midst. As Catrin begins to harbor feelings for her family’s enemy, will she be able to overcome the dark magic which threatens to destroy her homeland? Or will Catrin’s and Marcellus’ forbidden love incite a war for which her brother, the Blood Wolf, will lead the charge?
Apollo’s Raven is a historical fantasy with strong elements of romance, political intrigue, and magic. Many surprising twists enrich the historically-drawn plot. Points of view shift between different characters effectively, heightening the tension from one moment to the next. I love the scenes contrasting the cultures of Celtic Britannia and Rome, during which Tanner’s research really shines. My only complaint is that some of the dialogue is marked by modern words and expressions. Overall, though, this is an intriguing story with multifaceted characters, including confident and intelligent women protagonists, along with high-stakes situations that will keep you turning the pages. Recommended.
The Apollo’s Raven e-book is being offered as a special deal of 99 cents at various online sites for a limited time until Aug. 6th. For further information, visit Bargain and Free highlighted on Uvi Poznansky’s website or click on one of the following sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo.
As always, I would greatly appreciate your honest review of Apollo’s Review on the site where you purchase the book. Reviews are one of the best ways readers can help support an author.
Readers in Hitchin UK
Below are photos of special friends and supporters from Hitchin who helped me celebrate the launch of Apollo’s Raven when I visited the United Kingdom in July 2017.
Clara Holding Apollo’s Raven
Celtic Irish Friend, Liz, with Apollo’s Raven
Pete with Apollo’s Raven
Pete Reading a Twist in Apollo’s Raven
Courtney and Linnea Celebrating Launch Apollo’s Raven
Below is a reblog of a post by Luciana Cavallaro regarding the start of a series of posts about the Ancient Mycenaean Civilization. She is writing a #HistoricalFiction #Mythology series of time travel and a hero’s journey in the the Servant of the Gods series. I’ve read the first book which I gave 5 of 5 stars on Goodreads: Search for the Golden Serpent. I’m eagerly waiting for the next book in the the epic mythological odyssey.
To begin the new series, we are starting at the city of Pylos, from where the characters resume their search for the sacred relics of the Mother Goddess.
The ancient site of Pylos was a Mycenaean city in southern Greece, established in the bronze-age, circa 1,300 BCE. Its location on the western coast in the Peloponnese, facing the Ionian Sea and the Italian coast, enabled the city to become a trading port.
The following is a reblog of Mythology: “Dogs in Several Myths” posted by Aquileana on 7/11/17 in Collaboration with Brenda Davis Harsham” It is fascinating that the strong bond between humankind and dogs have existed throughout time.
The dog is the first domesticated animal, and is symbolically associated with loyalty and vigilance, often acting as guardian and protector. Dogs are portrayed as guides and companions, hence the notion of “man’s best friend.”
Dogs almost always appear in a positive light. Native American legends generally portray the dog as the symbol of friendship and loyalty. The Joshua Athapascans believe that dogs were the first beings made by their creator-figure, Xowala’ci. The Jicarilla Apache, on the other hand, tell the story of God Black Hactcin, who first created a dog and then made man as a companion for the dog.
In Irish Mythology, dogs were the traditional guardian animals of roads and crossways…
The following is a reblog from The Labyrinthine Journey Infographic by Luciana Cavalarro that introduces an infographic of her upcoming Book 2 in the Servant of the Gods series and of the various places the reluctant hero Evan and his companions journey. I thought this was an intriguing introduction to her upcoming book.
To introduce my new blog series, I’ve created an infographic. Thought it was time to do something different to present information. The infographic outlines Book 2 in the Servant of the Gods series and of the various places the reluctant hero Evan and his companions journey.
I quite like infographics, and the easy way information is presented. Though I must admit there’s nothing easy about designing and creating an infographic, unless you use a template.