Official Review: Apollo's Raven by Linnea Tanner

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

Post by cristinaro » 14 May 2018, 00:37

grahase71 wrote: ↑
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I have this on my 'to read' list. Sounds great. I love historical novels, whether fiction or non-fiction. Can hardly wait to start this one.
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I can't wait to read the second book of the series.
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Post by cristinaro » 14 May 2018, 00:40

JodieLKM wrote: ↑
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I have just discovered this exciting book and am anxiously reading it. I love the idea of a strong female warrior and the mystical ability of Spirit animals. Combined, these two make for a great character that defies both her parent and her lineage in order to do what she thinks is right for all. Even though there are, at times, selfish intentions, she is a young girl with abilities she is not allowed to use, yet tries to use them to help those she loves. Even though the first pages are all I have access to, I can see the plot is well developed and the reviews are of great acclaim. I can understand why. Apollo's Raven is, by far, the best book I have read on mind-meld in a long time. This book seems to blend the best of the Druids with the best skills of the Native Americans, at times, and this is very intriguing. I have downloaded it to my Kindle just so I can read the whole thing. Even though I do not get to officially review it, I still want to read it.
I think you can still write a volunteer review or post a review on Amazon. The book really deserves all the praises. I felt the same as you did after reading the sample.
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Post by Angelica Caroro » 26 Jul 2018, 04:44

The book is great i enjoy reading it thanks to the author:)

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Post by ldm83girl » 29 Jul 2018, 01:40

From reading your review, this novel is definitely one I will have to try. Being a history buff, with a strong interest in ancient Britain and celtic mythology and history, I think this would be a good read.

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Post by NuelUkah » 30 Jul 2018, 13:09

Very well detailed review. Tanner did a great job building the interest and curiosity of the reader from beginning to end. This book deserves some accolades. It'd make a great movie...
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Post by Asavela » 24 Aug 2018, 16:07

Thank you for the great review, you have pursued me to read the book.

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Post by Ruba Abu Ali » 29 Aug 2018, 08:00

This book is definitely worth digging into. Historical fiction that's well-written and thoroughly-researched has all the ingredients necessary to make it stand out. I enjoyed your thoughtful, detailed, and captivating review. Thank you heaps. :tiphat:

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Post by Georgia Lyonhyde » 30 Aug 2018, 19:43

Sold! This review is brilliant. I want to read this book. I love the fact that it is set so far in the past but I also relish the fact that it has fantasy and romance elements to it too. I can't help being reminded of The Shanara Chronicles with a touch of Tolkien worlds.
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Post by sanjus » 01 Sep 2018, 02:17

The impossible love affair seems to add more spice to the story, and combining it with hysterical fiction is more entertaining. It seems like characters are also nicely crafted.
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Post by gali » 01 Sep 2018, 07:20

An Epic Celtic tale revolving around forbidden love, intrigue, and magic is just my cup of tea. I have read the book and liked it. I also enjoyed the Roman and Celtic myths additions and the mix of genres. It enriched the tale. I agree the author wove a beautifully story, though the erotic scenes were redundant to my taste. Thank you for the review!
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Post by sanykip » 01 Sep 2018, 07:34

The book's review sounds so sweet, how about the book itself? I'm in love with the book and want to read it too. i'm actually headed to the amazon to give it a try.

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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 01 Sep 2018, 07:35

This is an amazing historical fantasy novel with an enticing captivating plot and well developed and realistic characters that will keep you reading non-stop. This is the first book in the Appollo's Raven series and it was a great read. I rated the book 4 out of 4 stars and loved reading and reviewing it. The onlinebookclub review was written masterfully. Congrats on being the BOTD.
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Post by Masch » 01 Sep 2018, 07:37

Thank you for the in depth review. I am a huge fan of history based books. The interweaving story lines and strong female characters is an added bonus. I cannot wait to read this novel.

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Post by bb587 » 01 Sep 2018, 07:41

I'm currently reading this book already. I love how Catrin has a special connection with her raven. She can bond, and see through it's eyes, but she's been told by her father not to. Her sister doesn't even believe that she can. I'm really excited to keep reading.

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Post by chapter-one » 01 Sep 2018, 07:48

This sounds like an absorbing read. Political intrigue and romance in an ancient world, exciting stuff.

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