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. King Amren reveals to his daughter, Princess Catrin, the grim prophesy 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 do the same 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. 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?
sweeps you into an epic Celtic tale of love, magic, adventure, intrigue and betrayal in Ancient Rome and Britannia.
"APOLLO'S RAVEN is a soaring epic that carries its audience on an adventure full of magic, passionate romance, and political intrigue." -- IndieReader (starred review)
"The requisite fantasy elements of magic and mystery abound . . . Tanner also does an admirable job in the politics and mythology of a bygone people. A complex and promising start to a new fantasy series." -- Kirkus Reviews
" 'Political schemes . . . twisting on each other, [and] not what they appear at first glance, ' is a perfect summation of this tale that combines the best elements of sword and sorcery, Celtic mysticism, romance, and historical fact to create a cohesive and masterfully constructed narrative . . . Apollo's Raven is a rapturous read that mixes Celtic mythology into a good historical romance." -- Forward Reviews
"Fans of romantic historical fiction will appreciate the author's obvious love of ancient history and attention to period detail in this promising start to a new series." -- BlueInk Review