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Oathtaker (The Oathtaker Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 20, 2014
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"A wonderful tale of love, devotion and desperation . . . tremendous depth and creativity . . . A story of courage worthy of the designation of a classic." --Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite
"From the first page, Oathtaker . . . promises to take the reader on an epic journey that she will long remember . . . Her plot is refreshing in a world of stale ideas . . . More please!" --Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
"Oathtaker is a complex and thrilling story that will mesmerize readers and stir the imagination with untold depths of intrigue, loyalty, excitement and resolve. Teens and adults will be spellbound . . ." --Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite
"Reding . . . seems to be using the possibilities of fantasy as a metaphor for the deepest quest of all: a human being in search of herself . . . She unfolds a world full of mystery, majesty, yet simple humanity." --Joshua Grasso, Associate Professor of English Literature
"Oathtaker . . . is a book about courage, loss, decisions, friendship, love and adventure . . . It . . . draws you in and makes you care about the characters and their world . . ." -- Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
"While there's tons of action, Reding doesn't let that get in the way of character growth . . . A great read for anyone looking for good, clean fantasy." --Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite
"Oathtaker is an impeccable read. The prose is flawless with a well-thought plot . . . I intend to follow this exciting series." --Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
"Reding has skillfully woven the many and varied threads of this fantasy . . . into a very satisfying epic adventure . . . The characters are extremely well-drawn and memorable. Oathtaker is fab!" --Kate Larkinson, a Literary Classics award-winning author
"I discovered a wordsmith of impeccable talent . . . Read Oathtaker. I heartily recommend it . . ." --Steven Wilson, a Literary Classics award-winning author
About the Author
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd edition (June 20, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 576 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1499263325
- ISBN-13 : 978-1499263329
- Item Weight : 1.85 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.44 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,152,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But when Mara (a Biblical name as well) goes on a tour of "sanctuary", Reding gets downright preachy. "Sanctuary has lost significance... Only one earthly entity can make up the difference, and that is government. But as our forebears knew, and as we see more all the time, when government takes on too much, it becomes too powerful. When the people rely upon it to do and to provide what they should do and provide for themselves, the sanctity of sanctuary and family suffer even more. It is like a spiral that continues to move downward, ever more quickly."
That sermonette would go down well at a conservative political rally. Politics aside, Reding is a bit too heavy in spots - the "sanctity of sanctuary"? She's sure serious about holiness.
You can be a Christian and write good fantasy. Tolkien never referred to a benevolent higher power in his books. He used clever symbolism (Aragorn descending into the realm of the dead and returning alive, to become king), but didn't have to wear his religion (or politics) on his sleeve. It's disappointing that Reding finds it her mission to promote her religious and political views in an otherwise decent book of fantasy.
I stopped reading after the conservative political speech.
The second book was a complete waste. It pretty much went over the first book with a few other tidbits.
Curious as to the ending I purchased the third.
Big mistake. Between the meals the characters ate and the stupid nature of the “good guys” I almost rooted for the evildoers...
Now, there apparently is a fourth book forthcoming...
I won’t purchase it.
With better editing, it could have made a decent book. ( ONE book)
The story was good, the magic system and world building were decent.
Alas..in three books .. it failed..epically.