Apollo’s Raven by Linnea Tanner Follows Two Star-crossed Lovers and Weaves #Celtic Mythology into a Backdrop of Ancient Rome and Britannia
First novel in the series sweeps readers into an epic tale
of love, magic, adventure, intrigue and betrayal
WINDSOR, CO, March 22, 2017 – In a story of forbidden love and loyalty, the Celtic Warrior Princess Catrin is caught in a political web of deception when the emperor Tiberius demands allegiance from her father, King Amren.
Catrin is drawn by 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 a curse that foretells a future she desperately wants to break.
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 story spans 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 true love has the power to 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 – “the adventures of epic heroes and gods and goddesses 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 which she describes 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 Brittania.
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; 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), available on Amazon April 10. The audio-book ISBN 978-0-9982300-3-0 will be released early summer. The Library of Congress Catalog Number is 2016920018)
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