My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Written by Patricia Reding
I was given a free copy of Oathtaker in exchange for an honest review.
I give this story 5 stars.
If you enjoyed Lord of the Rings, you will love this story. Oathtaker is well written, full of twists and turns, adventure, dangers, triumphs, and magic both good and evil. The characters are well thought out and believable. The plot is flawless.
Have you ever read a book that had all the fine points worked out but you just could not get into the story? Well, this is not that book! When you pick up this book be prepared to fall in love with Mara as she battles her way through the maze of evil and magic to protect her two tiny wards.
Mara is an Oathtaker. The Oathtakers are a sect dedicated to the protection of The Select who are the leaders and moral backbone of the society. Though young and untested Mara is well trained and possesses a strong devotion to The Good One. When she is “called” she does not hesitate to take the “Oath” that will bind her to two infants. These two tiny, as in newborn infants, will grow up to be instrumental in the survival of all that is good in their world.
Mara meets up with Dixon, another Oathtaker. Dixon is the Oathtaker to the mother of the infants. When the mother dies in childbirth he is released from his oath. Knowing the significance of the two infants, he binds himself with a lesser oath to them. Together, Mara and Dixon will strike out on a journey to save the babies from the evil that would kill them and rob the world of all peace and goodness.
Along with the few power-endowed tools of her trade, Mara soon learns of her attendant magic. This is magic that is granted to an Oathtaker when needed to protect her ward. Mara gathers a small but unique army of followers willing to take an oath to protect the babies.
The journey ahead, for this small group, is filled with twists and turns, as Mara and the others must out wit the evil and dangerous powers that threaten the babies and the world. This story contains adventure, intrigue, battles to the death, and of course love.
Will Mara be able to protect both of the babies? Will she be able to save the man she loves and still keep the babies safe? Will she be able to defeat the ancient power that threatens to cast her world into darkness? You will just have to read the book to find out.
Ms. Reding is truly a gifted storyteller. This is not a book to miss. I am anxiously waiting for “Select” the next book in this series.
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