Official Review: Apollo's Raven by Linnea Tanner

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

Post by rainydaysc64 » 01 Sep 2018, 22:45

When I initially saw Apollo's Raven as one of the books here, I wasn't sure if it would really be my type of read. Especially given that it's steeped in a lot of history. However, with the fantasy elements you've described and from the little snippet of the book I did read, I definitely think this book is a read I'll one day check out. It definitely sounds like a wonderful read that someone who isn't as much into history like me would enjoy. I look forward to the day when I'll get to read it. :tiphat:
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Post by Disneyland » 01 Sep 2018, 23:00

'Official Review: Apollo's Raven by Linnea Tanner', acts as the wheel of the book in describing it, 'I like to think of this story as a huge metaphor for history rewriting itself through fiction and allowing individuals to take charge of their own destinies.'

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Post by jessinikkip » 01 Sep 2018, 23:03

Sounds like a wonderful story full of history and mythology. I would love to check out this book to see how it all ends

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Post by amzz2 » 01 Sep 2018, 23:11

This book is full of entertainment for the reader and it has many pathways and new words vocabulary to learn . The author of the book has great knowledge of literacy the book has many chapters about Appollo...! It is interesting as well as entertaining.

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Post by jennyd2003 » 01 Sep 2018, 23:21

Good review. Sounds like a really good book. Mystery and forbidden love. Who will win out love or loyalty? I vote for love but you will have to read this one to find out more!

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Post by Mirtrs » 01 Sep 2018, 23:36

From the thorough review and the small part I was able to read this book seems to have alot going for it. From what I've read it seems exceptionally well written. There seems to be much going for it, like, betrayal, revenge, and political history. Also, with a heavy dose of magic, mythology, and mysticism. It seems like a great story full of action and intrigue.

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Post by Vscholz » 01 Sep 2018, 23:39

Your review is eloquent and elegant. I appreciate the blending of Celtic and Roman legends, so I will be more inclined to read it now that I have better insight.

It seems like this book could be similar to Rick Riordan's adolescent series but set in the past and with more mature themes.

Thank you for the review.

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Post by cherrygirl3 » 01 Sep 2018, 23:46

I am a big fan of the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne! This review sounds as if this book will have the same Celtic history plus mythicism and romance as that series. I look forward to reading.

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Post by Kister Bless » 01 Sep 2018, 23:53

Historical fantasy spiced up with love, the impossible love. What a great read! The book sounds so intriguing and I must read it. Great review!

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Post by N_R » 01 Sep 2018, 23:53

The title of this book really does not convey what it is about. After reading your review, I think that I would really enjoy this book! Thanks for the great review, and I love the name Marcellus!

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Post by ladycraic » 01 Sep 2018, 23:54

Thanks for the review! Due to no mention of sexual content, I’m guessing this is a nice, thrilling read involving loyalty to family that is threatened by forbidden love. I will be adding to my WTR shelf :)

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Post by Ever_Reading » 02 Sep 2018, 00:13

I can't say I've ever read a book with elements of Roman and Celtic mythology. I've come across this book on the shelves before but never considered reading it. Your review has piqued my interest. Thank you!
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Post by Kalin Adi » 02 Sep 2018, 00:30

There are a lot of elements that I like of this book. For instance: The combination of romance and fantasy, shape-shifting, control of nature's forces, and historical background. Thanks for the great review!

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Post by JoieDeLivre » 02 Sep 2018, 00:31

This book sounds great! This review is thorough, yet doesn’t give too much away. I am putting it on my “want to read” shelf!

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Post by Miss_BeckyG » 02 Sep 2018, 00:36

I got hooked once I read that Romans and Celtics were engaging in this story. The story promises enthraling adventure blending mystical experiences with the thrill of sweeping romance and the realism of political intrigue. The author has done a commendable job with the plot and characters.
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