Official Review: Apollo's Raven by Linnea Tanner

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

Post by bellaterrabooks » 01 Sep 2018, 21:30

A novel with multiple narrative threads can be riveting because they add depth to the storyline rather than just following just one character’s narrative throughout the entire book. The fact that Linna Tanner draws both infamous historical figures and Roman and Celtic myth is commendable. This feature of a novel gives further depth to the storyline, providing a more substantive plot and a far more engaging read. A well-researched book is rewarding for a reader since it allows the reader to be drawn into the world of the novel, while still being a product of fiction.

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Post by TheTrueNyree » 01 Sep 2018, 21:48

I think I would enjoy this book. I have always been drawn to stories about kings and queens in movies, like r
"Reign" ,"Gladiator", "king Arthur", and "game of thrones to name a few. I also love romance and stories of forbidden love. And this book has definitely worth a try 😊

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Post by hanna0920 » 01 Sep 2018, 21:50

This book have everything I'm looking for, this is my kind of book! Really excited to read this. Great review!

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Post by Quinto » 01 Sep 2018, 21:56

This is a well-written review of a historical fiction story. The story about Princess Catrina carrying the hopes of her people against the Romans, and at the same time, embroiled in a tryst with the son of the Roman Senator makes this novel intriguing.

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Post by Zain A Blade » 01 Sep 2018, 22:00

Definitely a book that I would like to read, but I think you gave away too much of the plot in your review.

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Post by kemp1kor » 01 Sep 2018, 22:00

With the shifting points of view and the many characters described, I'm not sure I could keep up! I do enjoy a good fantasy novel, though, so I might have to give this one a try. A story of forbidden love and mystical adventure sounds very intriguing.

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Post by ChianChen1331 » 01 Sep 2018, 22:05

it's nice to read a book like Apollo's Raven.The plot is interesting and also the whole story.Many people should read this book.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 01 Sep 2018, 22:09

I enjoyed reading your review. You are a good writer. This sounds like a complex and intriguing book. A singing group I once belonged to sang this epic long piece that was inspired by the warrior queen, Boudica. I would love to know more about her, so maybe this book would be a fun way to reacquaint myself. Thanks for the introduction to this interesting book.
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Post by ducksphilip » 01 Sep 2018, 22:19

Apollo's Raven. An enthralling and thought provoking review. This book will go down the annals of history to recapture and reinvent a lost world in brilliant depiction of ancient cultures.

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Post by starshipsaga » 01 Sep 2018, 22:23

This sounds 100% the kind of book I would read - a rich historical fantasy, with just the right amount of intrigue and romance. I'm also excited to hear this story features strong women with important roles. You've convinced me I need to take a look :)

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Post by Lil Reads » 01 Sep 2018, 22:30

Thank you for the review; the sample already sounded great and your review confirms it, especially since you mentioned in some replies that Catrin has similarities to Boudicca. I kept reading about her in undergrad in several classes since Romans wrote about her, somewhat fearfully. She really was a fascinating and complex leader.
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Post by todwyer01 » 01 Sep 2018, 22:34

From a sampling, it is a well written story that ties in certain historical elements such as the Celts and Romans along with just enough romance and action to make the reader want to finish. Well Done.

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Post by musicmom52 » 01 Sep 2018, 22:35

I don't normally read books like this one, but I really enjoyed the preview. Hope the rest of it is equally as good! :D

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Post by CheyenneR » 01 Sep 2018, 22:38

Wow! At first glance, I thought this novel would be just another romance book but it is obviously so much more.

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Post by Sumbule1 » 01 Sep 2018, 22:44

Historical events full of romance and embedded with political ethnics.the occurance of crimes is bewitch by greedy political leaders who are yearning for power.

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