5 out of 5 stars
Share This Review
Apollo’s Raven by Linnea Tanner is a story about a young warrior princess and her journey of self-discovery. Due to sinister forces working in the background, distrust and dangerous plots begin to break out among rulers of powerful nations. Catrin, the youngest daughter of one of these dueling rulers, is unexplainably enthralled by a young prince, Marcellus, who is said to be her enemy. As the two learn more about each other, Catrin learns more about her past and her mystical powers, which start getting stronger as Catrin and Marcellus grow closer. Catrin learns more about herself and those around her, and as she begins to place her trust in those she never thought possible, she begins to lose faith in others whom she previously never wavered in loyalty.
First and foremost, I must praise this book for its excellent writing. Not only were there no grammatical or spelling errors, but the plot of the book also flowed very well. It is sometimes difficult for books that have so many “moving parts” to be clear about what is occurring within the story. However, I never felt lost or confused about the events within this book other than being shocked at the hidden plot twists. I also really enjoyed that the author made sure that the story had continuous movement. By this, I mean that even in chapters where it is focused on character interactions, it is not just monotonous back-and-forth dialogue; there are nuances and hidden meanings that make every chapter intriguing.
I have little to no negative things to say about this book. I will caution that this book has mature themes found throughout. However, these themes are disclosed in the book description prior to reading, so I would simply warn all who could be triggered by the events that are listed in the book description to pay heed to the description.
I am rating this book a 5 out of 5 stars. As mentioned above, the book was excellently written, both technically and in regard to the overall plot. I ended my journey with this book invested in the characters and immediately felt the need to read the sequel.
I would recommend Apollo’s Raven to those that enjoy historical fantasy novels and also those that like action-packed romance books. I believe that this book easily fits into both of those categories. It does contain mature themes, such as violence and sexual actions, so I would not recommend this book to younger audiences.
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon | on iTunes