Name: Linnea, aka "Lenny"
Web Site: http://linneatanner.com
Bio: Linnea Tanner weaves Celtic tales of passionate love, magical adventure, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Britannia. Since childhood, she has passionately read about ancient civilizations and mythology which held women in higher esteem. Of particular interest were the enigmatic Celts who were reputed as fierce warriors and mystical Druids. 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. As the author of the APOLLO’S RAVEN series, she has extensively researched and traveled to sites described within each book. A native of Colorado, Linnea attended the University of Colorado and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry. She lives in Windsor with her husband and has two children and six grandchildren.
Posts by Lenny:
A Celtic princess accused of treason for aiding her enemy lover must win back her father’s love and trust. Forged into a warrior, she must find a way to break the curse that foretells her banished half-brother and the Roman Empire will destroy their kingdom. Yet, when she unites with her Roman lover, she faces her greatest challenger who could destroy her life, freedom, and humanity.
An ancient curse threatens the fates of a warrior princess and her people in Britannia.
Britannia 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 former evil 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.
APOLLO’S RAVEN is a soaring epic Celtic tale of love, magic, adventure, intrigue and betrayal in Ancient Rome and Britannia.