Award-Winning Apollo’s Raven by Linnea Tanner Follows Two Star-crossed Lovers and Weaves #Celtic #Mythology in Backdrop of Ancient Rome and Britannia
“APOLLO’S RAVEN is a soaring epic that carries its audience on an adventure full of ancient magic, passionate romance, and political intrigue.”—IndieReview
WINDSOR, CO, August 15, 2017 – Apollo’s Raven by Linnea Tanner is recognized as a Bronze Medal Winner in the 2017 Global Ebook Awards for Fantasy / Historical. In the award-winning story of forbidden love and loyalty, the Celtic Warrior Princess Catrin is caught in a political web of deception when the Roman Emperor Tiberius demands allegiance from her father, King Amren.
Catrin is immediately drawn to the magnetic pull she feels for Marcellus, the great-grandson of Mark Antony, who stands in the shadow of his scandalous forefathers. When King Amren takes Marcellus as a hostage, he demands that Catrin spy on him. As she falls in love, she discovers an ancient curse that threatens her family and people.
Torn between her forbidden love for the enemy and loyalty to her people, Catrin urgently calls upon the magic of the Ancient Druids to alter the dark prophecy that looms over her.
Will she save her lover? Will her father succumb to the emperor’s demands? Discover the truth in Apollo’s Raven, an epic Celtic tale of love, magic, adventure, intrigue and betrayal set in Ancient Rome and Britannia. The historical fiction/epic fantasy by Colorado author Linnea Tanner is the first in a series of books in the Apollo’s Raven series. The series will span from 24 AD when the young couple first meet to 40 AD just prior to Emperor Claudius’ invasion.
The series, inspired by the legacy of Cleopatra and Mark Antony but with a Celtic twist, will appeal to women ages 18 to 35 who want a captivating tale of a young woman torn between loyalty to her family and love for the Roman enemy. Readers will learn how the power of love can change destiny.
“Modern women can draw on the rich traditions of ancient civilizations where women owned property and could become rulers and Druids,” Tanner said. “These women fought, hunted, rode horses and used bows and arrows, just like the men, to maintain the integrity and protection of their society.”
As a young girl growing up in the 1950s, Tanner was inspired by the myths and legends of powerful women warriors and sorceresses. In third grade, when her friends were reading Nancy Drew mysteries, she was devouring books on Greek and Nordic mythology. By eighth grade, she was reading adult historical fiction that was “rich with adventures of epic heroes and heroines that steered the fate of humans.”
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About the Author:
Since childhood, Linnea Tanner’s passion has been learning about ancient civilizations and mythology which held women in high esteem. In preparation for writing Apollo’s Raven, she did extensive research and traveled to sites in the United Kingdom and France that are described in her books.
She is an expert in Celtic history, mythology and legends, the legacy of Celtic women, and Rome’s influence over Celtic tribal kingdoms in Britannia.
Tanner retired in 2010 from the pharmaceutical industry where she worked as a chemist and regulatory affairs liaison. Depending on the time of day and season of the year, you will find her exploring and researching ancient and medieval history, mythology and archaeology to support her writing. She lives with her husband in Windsor, Colo.
About the Book:
Apollo’s Raven, the first novel in a series, weaves ancient Celtic epics of love, magic, adventure, intrigue and betrayal. The historical fiction/epic fantasy series is inspired by the legacy of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, but with a Celtic twist. The heroine is based on historical accounts and mythology of Celtic warrior queens. Her Roman lover is the great-grandson of Mark Antony. The vastly different cultures of the 1st Century empire-building Romans and the mystical Celts from Britannia set the backdrop to the series.
(Apollo Raven Publisher, LLC; Released April, 2017: hardcover ISBN 978-0-9982300-1-6 ($22.95), softcover ISBN 978-0-9982300-0-9 ($15.95), ebook ISBN 978-0-9982300-2-3 ($5.99); Released May 2017: audio-book ISBN 978-0-9982300-3-0; Library of Congress Catalog Number 2016920018.
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