This book was an OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day!
For anyone who likes kickass stories with strong heroines will want to give this one a shot, and if you like anything Roman it is a double win for you!
The characters were unique, and I found Catrin to be well-written and easy to relate to. I didn't particularly enjoy the romantic elements of the story, but they did present an interesting situation for her to deal with when she had to decide between her people or the man she loved.
The world was very vivid and felt alive, and at times it was almost like watching a movie more than reading a book. I was able to read it in only one sitting and found myself really looking forward to the second book.
There are some things that the author will need to improve on, including pacing, but I am still extremely excited about seeing what is in store next for us in this series and can easily recommend it to fans of action-packed stories.
About the Book
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 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 prophesy 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, 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.