Stephanie Hildreth of 100 Pages a Day
"[A] fantasy novel in its truest form...these well-developed individuals held me captive. It was a very strong start to a fantasy series that Ivery much look forward to following."
Pure Jonal Reviews
"Adelei undertakes to save the kingdom, protect Margaret, and discover what truth, loyalty, duty, and family really mean--a tall order for any heroine...."
"With a ferocious-yet-fragile heroine, resonant themes, and a sweepingly gorgeous backdrop, Amaskan's Blood delivers food for thought and frank enjoyment."
Maia Chance, author of the bestselling Fairy Tale Fatal series
"The prose itself is...a cut above the rest as Raven Oak playfully dances with the reader. It's the addition of just enough detail, and the right amount of it, that makes this read. Oak is loquaciously talented and the writing in the book shines. [She] crafts [her] words carefully, in order to pull the reader in, and once he's hooked, reels him in."
Open Book Society
"If George R. R. Martin wrote Tangled, it might be a bit like this."
Noor Jahangir, author of The Adventures of Some Kid
"Holy crap, this is good!"
From the Author
Amaskan's Blood has been the most personal novel I've written thus far. Sounds weird considering the main character is a holy assassin of sorts. Writing Adelei through her familial struggles helped me with my own. I didn't realize it at the time, but I owe several relationships to Adelei.
While writing this novel, I also discovered an intense joy in writing Ida. She's an old, cantankerous warrior who doesn't take anything from anybody. She reminds me of old veterans, only her war stories didn't stop when she hit fifty. I enjoyed her character so much, she's going to get her own novel soon enough.
Amaskan's Blood will continue with Book II, Amaskan's War.