Apollo's Raven

  • by Linnea Tanner
  • Narrated by Kristin James
  • 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Can a curse control ancient Britannia?
The world is in turmoil. Celtic 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 foretells Blood Wolf and the Raven will rise and destroy him. When Roman envoys unexpectedly arrive with a cohort of legionaries and demand King Amren's fealty, his rule begins to implode.
King Amren reveals to Princess Catrin, the grim prophecy that his former queen pronounced at her execution for treason to him:
The gods demand the scales be balanced for the life you take. If you deny my soul's journey to the Otherworld by beheading me, I curse you to the same fate as mine. I prophesize your future queen will beget a daughter who will rise as a Raven and join your son, Blood Wolf, and a mighty empire to overtake your kingdom and to execute my curse.
As his daughter, Catrin is trained as a warrior and discovers she is the Raven and must find a way to block the curse of the evil former queen. Torn between her forbidden love for her father's enemy Marcellus, the great-grandson of Mark Antony, and her loyalty to her people, she must summon the magic of the ancient druids to alter the dark prophecy that awaits her.
Will Catrin overcome and eradicate the ancient curse? Will she be able to embrace her forbidden love with Marcellus? Will she cease the war between Blood Wolf and King Amren? Will she save ancient Britannia?
Apollo's Raven sweeps you into an epic Celtic tale of love, magic, adventure, intrigue, and betrayal in ancient Rome and Britannia.

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I got this book via audiobook boom. this story is during the time when Rome expanded its territory to include the British Isles. The interactions between the clans and the Romans was remarkably told. the intrigue and social climbing were told beautifully. The interactions between the youngest daughter and the son of the Roman hooked me into the book and I kept listening just to see what they would do next. The story was a refreshing change from some of the thrillers and mysteries that I have listened to lately. Glad I chose to review it. The king and queen's story also adds to the plot.
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Totally absorbing, I was spellbound!

I got so lost in this book that I didn't realize how much time was passing, I only noticed the time when the book ended... 2am... oops!

So it probably now goes without saying, but I loved this book and I'm definitely getting the next book int he series to find out what's going to happen next.

The story is beautifully crafted, it took me on a journey along with Catrin (the main character) who is coming into her Druidic powers and discovering that she is the subject of a prophesy and what that means for her and her people. Her growing relationship with Marcellus a roman and therefore and enemy of her people allows for many twists and turns. I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say, if you like this type of book, you'll love this one.

The narration was excellent, Kristin did a fantastic job with the character voices and the overall flow and pace of the narration. The only thing that I noticed is it sounds like some on Marcellus' parts were re-recorded, there's a slight change in the sound for some of his thoughts, but it's only a minor shift.

This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-24-2017
  • Publisher: Apollo Raven Publisher, LLC