Official Review: Apollo's Raven by Linnea Tanner

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Re: Official Review: Apollo's Raven by Linnea Tanner

Post by Que Lopez » 08 Nov 2017, 21:20

This was a great review. However, I can’t really get into books that are based on the ancient Roman times. It sounds great for someone who loves historical fiction.
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Post by Momiji1987 » 08 Nov 2017, 21:23

Great review! I'm really glad you mentioned there were brief explicit and violent scenes, because I prefer to avoid that type of thing. I don't think this book is really my cup of tea, but I'm glad others have found enjoyment in it.

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Post by jaliper » 08 Nov 2017, 22:29

I totally agree with you. This book grabbed me in from the first chapter and kept me on mu toes the whole book. Now, I can't wait for the next book to be released!

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Post by NerdGrace » 08 Nov 2017, 22:31

Who doesn't love fantasy? Great review hsimone! I will definitely download this book!
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Post by Donald A Axon » 08 Nov 2017, 23:15

Excellent! This has all the elements for an awesome book. Being well written too. It just makes it irresistible. Thanks for the great review.
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Post by blissfulkhaos » 08 Nov 2017, 23:26

Sounds like it's going to be a great read! Thanks for the review. I love that time period!
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Post by Lanrypat » 08 Nov 2017, 23:31

Great work. Mythology, sorcery make it kind of cool

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Post by Quinto » 08 Nov 2017, 23:36

The reference to epic fantasy with a strong female character is alluring. I also like the themes of family, honesty and loyalty.Great review.

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Post by violet-trey19 » 08 Nov 2017, 23:45

Good review.It is epic fantasy.Celtic prncess and warrior Cayrin is a main character of the story.Another is Roman,Mercellus.These character are well developed in the story.Linnea Tanners historical fiction.This is a great epic to read.

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Post by GPM » 08 Nov 2017, 23:52

There are many epic/fantasy books featured already and I think this is as good as those books.
Looking forward to reading this.
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Post by Gracie2017 » 09 Nov 2017, 00:29

Since I started to read I do not want to put it down, the setting and the characters are captivating. All aspects of a good book are found in this one book.

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Post by Whitney Marchelle » 09 Nov 2017, 00:32

Great review! Will be adding to my shelf. Very excited to read about a romance, curse, ravens and a badass heroine.

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Post by Michaelpapi » 09 Nov 2017, 01:05

Princess Catrin, the youngest daughter of King Amren, possesses the power of a Druidess. She can psychically connect to her raven and can see through its eyes, taking in the present and the future and even journeying to the spiritual realm. According to a curse levied by Amren’s former queen, Rhan, on the date of her own beheading, Catrin and her raven will bring about the downfall of Amren’s kingdom. When Romans, led by Sen. Lucius Antonius, land on Britannia’s shores, the curse is set in motion. Lucius brings troubling news of a marriage between Amren’s banished son, Marrock, and rival king Cunobelin’s daughter. Amren must travel to meet with Cunobelin and settle their political differences so as to maintain peace, ideally avoiding Rome’s interference. In the meantime, Lucius’ son, Marcellus, will stay with Amren’s family as a hostage. Catrin is assigned to Marcellus as a guide and companion, though her true role is far more complicated: she’s tasked with uncovering Rome’s true interest and cajoling Marcellus into revealing their deeper intentions for Amren’s kingdom and Britannia. However, Catrin’s growing feelings for Marcellus threaten her success. Tanner’s fantasy novel focuses on a challenging historical period from which few written records exist. Her version of Britannia is full of warring tribes, yet Rome’s influence is effectively portrayed as inescapable—a complicated situation that provides the perfect backdrop for political and romantic turmoil. The requisite fantasy elements of magic and mystery abound, found in the presence of druids, curses, dark magic, and shape-shifting. Readers will find these elements are engaging enough, but Tanner also does an admirable job weaving in the politics and mythology of a bygone people. 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.

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Post by Dim Amarachukwu » 09 Nov 2017, 01:16

The book Linnea Tanner by Appolo's Raven is interesting , it caught across every sphere of life love , fear , historical and full of suspense

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Post by REENA BEN » 09 Nov 2017, 01:23

Reading this book can develop good characters in mind like honesty, trust, loyalty, family and love.

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