New Vision Apollo’s Raven
The Apollo’s Raven series is undergoing exciting new changes, which I hope will help distinguish it as an epic Celtic tale of forbidden love, mythological adventure, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Pre-Arthurian Britannia.
Based on feedback and reviewer comments on Book 1: Apollo’s Raven, the series will be re-titled Curse of Clansmen and Kings to highlight a continuing theme that a curse looms over the families of the Celtic heroine, Catrin, and her Roman lover, Marcellus.
The term, “clansmen” is often associated with Celtic traditions. However, Roman names such as Gaius Julius Caesar consisted of a personal name (praenomen), a clan name (nomen), and a family name (cognomen). For Marcellus, a curse looms over his clan name of Antonius in which his forefathers—great-grandfather, Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony) and grandfather, Iullus Antonius—were brought down as a consequence of their liaisons with powerful women.
Catrin’s father, a Celtic king in Britannia, also lives under a shadow of a curse cast by his former queen, a powerful Druidess.
Title of Books Revealed in Curse of Clansmen and Kings Series
The title of books in the Curse of Clansmen and Kings series are revealed below.
Book 2: Dagger’s Destiny
A Celtic warrior princess accused of treason for aiding her enemy lover must win back her father’s love and trust
- Book cover soon to be revealed!
- Book to be launched on October 1, 2018.
Book 3: Amulet’s Rapture
The overpowering forbidden love between a Celtic warrior princess and Roman nobleman supersedes their loyalties to families and national traditions.
Book 4: Skull’s Vengeance
A Celtic warrior queen and her Roman lover join forces to take revenge on their enemies and to rise in power in each of their respective homelands.
Book 5: Raven’s Sacrifice
A Celtic warrior queen must make the ultimate sacrifice to save her Roman lover and their families from the forces of the debauched political corruption of the Roman Emperor Caligula.
New Book Cover Design Apollo’s Raven
Book 1: Apollo’s Raven will be relaunched at the end of August 2018 with a new book cover and series title, but will keep the same award-winning story. Help me decide what will be the new book cover that will capture the vision for this series. Vote for the cover design that you like the best below. Feel free to leave additional comments on what you think of the new vision for for the Curse of Clansmen and Kings series.
Revised Synopsis Apollo’s Raven
AWARD-WINNING APOLLO’S RAVEN sweeps you into an epic Celtic tale of forbidden love, mythological adventure, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Britannia. In 24 AD British kings hand-picked by Rome to rule are fighting each other for power. King Amren’s former queen, a powerful Druid, has cast a curse that Blood Wolf and the Raven will rise and destroy him. The king’s daughter, Catrin, learns to her dismay that she is the Raven and her banished half-brother is Blood Wolf. Trained as a warrior, Catrin must find a way to break the curse, but she is torn between her forbidden love for her father’s enemy, Marcellus, and loyalty to her people. She must summon the magic of the Ancient Druids to alter the dark prophecy that threatens the fates of everyone in her kingdom.
Will Catrin overcome and eradicate the ancient curse. Will she be able to embrace her forbidden love for Marcellus? Will she cease the war between Blood Wolf and King Amren and save her kingdom?
Vote for your favorite Book Cover Concept
Concept 1 Magical Hands
Concept 2: Forbidden Love
Which Book Cover do you like best for Apollo's Raven
- Concept 1 Magical Hands (63%, 5 Votes)
- Concept 2 Forbidden Love (38%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 8
Thank you for voting and for supporting the mythological adventure of Catrin and Marcellus in the Curse of Clansmen and Kings Series