by Patricia Reding


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An Oath Sworn. A Struggle Engaged. A Sacrifice Required.
When Mara, a trained Oathtaker, is drawn by the scent of the Select to battle beasts of the underworld that were summoned by powers of evil to destroy the guardians of life, she swears an oath for the protection of her charge.
Armed with a unique weapon, her attendant magic and that of her Oathtaker cohorts, the knowledge of ancients and the assistance of a spymaster, Mara seeks safety for her charge from one who would end Oosa's rightful line of rule and from assassins who endeavor to bring ruin to the land.
As Mara puzzles to decipher ancient prophecy concerning her charge, as she is haunted with memories of her own past failings, she discovers the price her oath will exact.

To renounce her word would be treasonous; to fail, ruinous; to persevere, tortuous.

Abiding by an oath requires sacrifice.
In her debut fantasy novel, the first of the Oathtaker series, Reding asks: What would you give up to honor your word?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625096937
Publisher: Xulon Press
Publication date: 03/06/2013
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.58(d)

About the Author

Multi-award winning author Patricia Reding leads a double life. By day, she practices law. By night, she reads, reviews a wide variety of works, and writes fantasy. She lives on an island on the Mississippi with her husband and youngest daughter (her son and oldest daughter having already flown the nest), and Flynn Rider (an English Cream Golden Retriever). From there she seeks to create a world in which she can be in two places at once. She took up writing The Oathtaker Series as a challenge, and re-discovered along the way, the joy of storytelling.

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OATHTAKER 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I totally enjoyed it. It is not the type of book I would have normally bought to read. It took me in right from the beginning and was hard to put down once I started. Totally intriguing! I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good read!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's time for me to lose the notion that I don't care for fantasy novels. I devoured the Hunger Games trilogy, and I recently tore through another fantasy novel, Patricia Reding's Oathtaker. It is a perfectly paced story that, in spite of its nearly 500 pages, had me moving from beginning to end in far less time than I have spent with a book in a long time. This is partly because of Reding's great pacing, partly because I thought about the characters when I wasn't reading and couldn't wait to get back to them, and partly because the plot kept me reading longer and later at night than I normally can stay awake for. The plot is imaginative, as you would hope a fantasy story would be, yet made sense, even to a realist like me. Reding gives her readers lots of sensory details that allow us to see, hear, taste, smell and feel what her characters are experiencing. Surely the author is a cook, because when the characters in her story had a meal, my mouth watered. These sensory details convinced me that the world of this story could exist, if not here, now, then in some parallel universe. Yet I never felt like I was wading through too much description. This world also had a consistency and a logic that I could believe, even though characters had powers or "gifts" and there are creatures and a basic premise that puts this story in the fantasy genre. Oathtakers includes elements of suspense, action, romance, and wonder. It's a story of good versus evil, with heroes that I loved and a villain who is very, very bad with believable motivations. The characters are fully formed and human, even though they live in a world and at a time that is alien to me. The best thing about Oathtakers is that there's more! It's the first in a series. I look forward to the next book in this series. I guess I really am a reader of fantasy.
ReadersFavorite6 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite Oathtaker by Patricia Reding is a book about courage, loss, decisions, friendship, love, and adventures. But above all, it is a story about dedication. Mara, a young Oathtaker, never had a charge before: each Oathtaker is trained to be the guardian of a Select, one of the chosen ones. When Mara follows her call to find her Select, she is presented with more than she ever expected. Her charge is quite special, but so is the danger that comes with becoming a dedicated Oathtaker. She is also confronted with Dixon, whose charge died in childbirth - and left Mara with the responsibility to look after her offspring, a seventh seventh (and a surprise), a very special Select. Dixon also dedicated his life to the protection of the offspring and to Mara. Their path is not an easy one, but step by step they find more support, but also more darkness. Be warned: when you start reading Oathtaker by Patricia Reding, you better have quite a bit of spare time on your hands because it's really hard to stop once you get to know the different interesting characters. Some are charming (or think they are), others are simply lovable and cute, and then there are the ones that make you wish that they do not get a happy ending at all. I loved the fact that Oathtaker was not a short book. I enjoyed it so much and was happy when I saw that I wasn't that close to the end yet. And I will definitely read the other books in the series once they come out. It's the kind of book that draws you in and makes you care about the characters and the world they are living in.
ReadersFavorite5 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite Oathtaker by Patricia Reding starts off with a bang when Mara discovers a pack of vicious hell-hounds from the underworld trying to break into a cabin and attack the woman inside. Even though she manages to kill the pack of hell-hounds, she still arrives too late to save the woman, Rowena, from a difficult pregnancy. Mara soon finds herself the protector of newborn twins. But Reigna and Eden aren't just any twins; part of a seventh pregnancy to a woman who was a seventh-born child herself, they are the 'seventh seventh and she who is but is not.' They are heralded in ancient prophecy as those who will bring about great change and rebirth to the land of Oosa. Now Mara must get all the help she can to protect the twins from those that wish them great harm, namely from Lilith, Rowena's power-driven older sister. I enjoyed Oathtaker very much. It draws you in straight from the beginning and, while there's tons of action, Reding doesn't let that get in the way of character growth. Mara is a well written, capable main character, who is believable as well as likable. I found myself rooting for Mara throughout her journey. The world Reding has created is very interesting and many readers will probably see parallels with our own world in the lore and society of Oosa. The bad guys in Oathtaker are worthy of every boo, hiss, and rotten tomato, especially Lilith who, true to her name's biblical origins, is very, very bad. A great read for anyone looking for good, clean fantasy.
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite Adult and young adult Harry Potter fans, stand up and take notice of Oathtaker by Patricia Reding. There's a new girl in town and her name is Mara. She's an Oathtaker, which means she is sworn for life to protect one of the Select. Following a gradual deterioration in human values and morals, the Good One, Ehyeh, selected a group of people to carry on the positive principles of humanity. In order that the Select may survive and prosper, the Good One also selected Oathtakers to protect the Select at all costs, including death. Despite the Oathtakers’ efforts, the Select are becoming rarer while evil and indifference are becoming more pronounced. But there is hope in the form of the seventh daughter, Rowena, of the first family of Shimeron. Mara is called to be the Oathtaker to Rowena's newborn twins, Reigna and Eden. Reigna is the promised "seventh seventh," while Eden is called "she who is but is not." With her dying breath, Rowena passes her powers to her helpless twins. Mara comes to understand that the twins are in danger from Rowena's older sister Lillith, who will stop at nothing to become the powerful head of the first family of the Select. While Mara struggles to keep the twins safe, she assembles an army of those willing to protect the babies from Lillith's evil clutches. Lillith's scheme is so horrible that she is willing to . . . (Oh, I guess you will have to read to find out.) Oathtaker is brilliantly conceptualized so that sequels will be a natural progression to the book. Reding's characterizations are marvelous. You cannot help but idolize the Oathtaker, Mara, and when her story is fully revealed, she becomes even more the heroine. But Mara is not alone in her quest to protect the royal twins. She has Dixon, another Oathtaker, who at first is presented as her enemy, but then becomes much more than an adversary. Ted, Faith, Nina, Lucy and a member of the first family all rise to the call to assist the young infants. Each is steadfast in bravery and willingness to sacrifice in the name of justice. But it seems that the evil Lillith will have her way, despite the heroic "army" of loyal followers who accumulate along the way. 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 by the lovable and evil characters and they will want to jump right into the pages, put on their cloaks, and journey with Reigna and Eden as they struggle to take their rightful place in history.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jean Hall for Readers' Favorite Step into the magical land of Oosa. Patricia Reding, in Oathtaker, describes fierce battles, brave promises, palace intrigues, mysterious forests, and a romantic union. Mara and Dixon are suddenly drawn together to fight a common cause. They are both Oathtakers who pledge to guard the Select people. God is known as Ehyeh or the Good One. Ehyeh names his Select people who are the most favored. Mara has magical powers as a young warrior. She has the power of the Spira which is a lethal blade. She slays a pack of hellish, stinking wolves known as gruts to protect the vulnerable Rowena who is about to give birth in a humble hut. Two heavenly and sweet-smelling girls are born safely. Reigna and Eden have the promise of destiny. They will reign in the seven provinces of Oosa if they are allowed to survive.... Then the journey and the battle begins to protect these small, precious bundles. The military leader Garon pursues them and the power-hungry Lilith kidnaps them. Mara takes a self-sacrificing oath for her charge. She vows to protect these girls even if she should lose her life. Oathtaker by Patricia Reding is the start to a series of novels. There is a spiritual symbolism to the novel which gives it a deeper meaning. Some dialogue and descriptions are repetitive but this does not take away from the novel's impressive creativity. The fantastic way that the sky, the clouds, and the world itself reacts to events draws the reader in. The author follows her own admonition to "always aim high."
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite A good book captures your attention and holds it. You can lay it down but you look forward to picking it up again. An excellent book holds you captive from beginning to end; it is impossible to lay an excellent book down. It draws you into the plot, forcing you to live the words that wrap themselves around your emotions until you become one with the main character. Oathtaker is such a book. From the first page, Oathtaker, by Patricia Reding, promises to take the reader on an epic journey that she will long remember. The reader is tantalized by a sense of fear when she meets the grut, a sense of loyalty and honor from the Oathtaker, Mara, and a sense of untold adventure that lies ahead.¿¿ An Oathtaker is a volunteer, willing to “undergo rigorous training…and swear a life oath for the protection of his charge.” An Oathtaker is given three weapons: a blade infused with magic, attendant magic, and “continued youth.” The story begins when Mara hears the relentless screaming of the grut, beasts that look a bit like wolves but are much taller, with three rows of teeth curved inward, and that emit the stench of death. Just a touch from a grut would be certain death. There were thirteen of the wicked beasts surrounding a small hut. Inside, Mara found her charge, but she had little idea just how special that charge was.¿¿ Oh, what an enticing beginning! To share more in this review would be cheating other readers from the thrill of discovery. Patricia Reding is an exceptionally talented author. Her imagination must be huge to create such strong characters. Of course my favorite was Mara, who exhibited strength and the wisdom to know she had much to learn. I find it difficult to believe this is the author’s first book. She writes with the talent of a seasoned author and yet her plot is refreshing in a world of stale ideas. In the words of Oliver Twist: "More Please!”
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite Magic, monsters, intrigues, and love fill the pages of Oathtaker by Patricia Reding. A young Oathtaker stumbles across a horrific scene and is called to take responsibility for the lives of two baby girls destined for greatness. As this young woman, Mara, is pursued by those who want to prevent the babies from fulfilling their rightful destiny, others are drawn to the girls and pledge their allegiance. As this army grows, various talents and backgrounds come together to provide the magic needed to allow Mara and her fellow Oathtakers to identify the threat and prepare to fight against it. Mara, with the support of another Oathtaker, Dixon, is led to the ultimate battle in which the lives of the girls hang in the balance. The question is whether she is strong enough to defeat pure evil. Patricia Reding has created a wonderful tale of love, devotion, and desperation in Oathtaker. In the almost fairy tale world of Oosa, a wicked member of the leading family plots the deaths of those who stand in the way of her becoming the ultimate ruler. With tremendous depth and creativity, Oathtaker becomes real and the emotions and trials of the characters are felt stronger and deeper as the story proceeds.  Secrets and surprises keep the action moving and hope that good will triumph over evil grows as the true nature of some of the players is revealed. A well outlined philosophy and the dedication of its believers to fulfill a prophecy, create a story of courage worthy of the designation of a classic.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite In Oathtaker by Patricia Reding, Oathtakers swear a voluntary life oath for the protection of the Select, Ehyeh’s special people. Mara Richmond, a young Oathtaker, is destined to find Rowena Vala, the seventh daughter and ranking member of the Select. She dies after giving birth to twin girls, Reigna and Eden, thus leaving her children under Mara's care. Together with Rowena’s Oathtaker Dixon Townsend, they protect the special infants with their lives from Lilith, Rowena’s tyrannical sister. At the same time, Mara is struggling with her newly discovered powers and puzzle over the ancient prophecy regarding her charge. The action scenes are absolutely pulse-pounding, especially when Mara killed the grut pack. Dixon initially came across to me as incompetent when he failed to come to Rowena’s aid. The way he was deeply affected by Rowena’s death did make me feel that he would be a burden to Mara. I’m surprised that Rowena’s own sister, Lilith, wants to get rid of her, especially that Lilith is a Select herself.  Oathtaker is an impeccable read. The prose is flawless with a well-thought plot. I’m delighted to find that the amount of violence is appropriately minimal without making the story dull and there is hardly any foul language. The pacing, however, is slowed down by the length of the story, caused by some long descriptions and dialogue that I think could have been left out. Nevertheless, I intend to follow this exciting series by Patricia Reding and I look forward to the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oathtaker is an epic fantasy novel that I would give 4½ stars. It completely draws you into an alternate world from the first page through the last page. You feel like you’re right there with the main characters, Mara and Dixon, because of the good character and world development. I also like the theme of the book – keeping your word, no matter what, in the struggle between good versus evil. I’m always a sucker for a strong, female lead character and Mara doesn’t disappoint. I’ll be recommending this book to others, and I can’t wait for the next novel in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am surrounded by many half-read books. Oathtaker is not one of them! It immediately grabbed my attention and pulled me into its alternate world. I became intrigued by the characters, their history, and the land they inhabited. The detailed description of a new character or location might have slowed the pace at times, but ultimately put me right in the action. Towards the end of the book, as I thought back on how far the characters had come and how their abilities and focus had progressed, I felt personally invested in their growth. I love how the author has created a history of the land and its inhabitants, with forgotten truths and mysterious prophesies just waiting to be rediscovered and applied before it’s too late and they’re lost forever. Battles between good and evil, the struggle to meet a challenge you never imagined you could face, not backing away from an oath no matter what the sacrifice – being there, side-by-side with the characters in Oathtaker, I came away feeling challenged and emboldened in my own life. I haven’t felt this level of investment in a book since The Lord of the Rings. I’ll be watching for the sequel to this one!
Shadowplay4u More than 1 year ago
The Oathtaker is a beautiful and fantastic epic adventure filled with all the things I love most – a captivating storyline, edge-of-your-seat suspense, thought-provoking characters, and never-ending twists and turns. I would enthusiastically recommend this story to fans of Lord of the Rings. They would truly appreciate all of the subtleties of the plot, the richness of the characters, and the complexity of the overall story itself. Honestly, anyone who enjoys such hearty stories would find this book truly compelling and extremely satisfying. We are drawn into a world where those who swear to protect the lives of a small group of people called Select are known as Oathtakers. They take their job with the utmost sincerity and gravity in light of all that their vows entail. An Oathtaker who reneges on their vow is seen as disgraced, so when a new Oathtaker named Mara stumbles upon her first charge she is in no way prepared for how it would completely change her life and the consequences she will face as a result of answering the call. While Mara is armed with her formidable Oathtaker’s blade to aid her in her journey, she soon learns how lacking her store of weapons are when she discovers that her charge is more special than she could ever have imagined. Thankfully, with this added burden and responsibility, Mara is mercifully granted all of the resources needed to fulfill her task. Those resources serve to both lighten her burden as well as to test her resolve in keeping her vow. I was immediately drawn in by the character of Mara because she knew she would be given the strength to step out and fulfill her arduous and wonderful task, but she lacked the courage at first. I find myself at times lacking the courage to step up and take what I know is mine out of fear of failure. Mara’s lack of self-confidence is found in my own heart, but I am hopeful that I will learn to develop the same confidence and courage that Mara discovered had lived within her own heart all along. Patricia Reding has created a wonderfully, enjoyable story filled with a spectacular array of characters that are so rich and vivid that you will wonder if you can still hear them talking to you even after you have finished reading this book. I hope that your heart will be just as captivated as mine was as you partake in this thrilling journey. Patricia Reding is a marvelous new author that you simply have to discover for yourself!
MJEvans More than 1 year ago
As a fantasy author and fantasy reader, I am so glad I found this series. Ms. Reding has created a compelling story with well developed and likable characters. I was drawn into the story immediately and couldn't put it down. I appreciated the Christian symbolism and the slight smattering of political commentary. Readers from teens to adult will enjoy this series. M.J. Evans, author of "The Centaur Chronicles."
clononey More than 1 year ago
Brimming with magic, murder, and marvelous adventures, Oathtaker is a journey of faith and discovery set in a world where the villains are dastardly and the magic epic. While I enjoyed the story's quest, it was the ideas themselves that swept me away, so many beautiful concepts--living books, crystals forged from pure light, oaths acknowledged by the earth itself, and teleportation by a rippling current of magic. Reding instills her story with color and scent and beautiful ideas that will linger on in your imagination long after you've finished the last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oathtaker is a whirlwind of adventure, emotions, and just the right amount of magic from start to finish. The dynamic characters, Mara and Dixon, form a unique bond to their Select that captatives the reader, especially myself, that pulls you through the pages of the book at top speed. The enchanting settings of both the cities and country, and spiraling plot is filled with twists and turns, where they meet quite the crew to accompany them on their mission to protect the twins till they come of age to take their throne. The relationships formed, both between main characters and their accompaniment(s), grow over time so that the reader is fully immersed in the world of Oosa’s reign. I fully enjoyed this book, could hardly put it down, and would highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never written a review for a book before but I am REALLY enjoying this fantasy novel!! It is extremely well written. I feel like the characters are developed to the point that I can visualize all of them, the good and the evil! Oh the evil are SO EVIL and the good are SO LIKEABLE!!! I like the relationships between the good characters... their loyalty to and their love for each other. I guess I can only say that I highly recommend it and am looking forward to reading the next books in the series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loyalty takes on a whole new meaning after meeting Mara, the main character in Patricia Reding’s Oathtaker! Oathtakers protect a member of the Select by “swearing a voluntary life oath for the protection of that person.” But only an Oathtaker whose Select is a seventh-born shall receive highest status. Unbeknownst to Mara, a helpless seventh-born is about to enter the world, and thirteen terrifying gruts, dreaded creatures from the world under, have every advantage in a fight Mara was not expecting. As she battles the beasts, she has no knowledge of the miracle in progress inside a nearby hut. After defeating the gruts, Mara finds Rowena, a “seventh” and the ranking member of the Select, struggling to give birth. Mara becomes a true heroine at this juncture of the story, and her incredible journey begins. This is an epic YA fantasy and is the first in a series. It is an unusual and unique story, and I can easily see it as a movie someday. The story has plenty of characters, good and evil, all well-written and each with a story of their own, but it is Mara who captivated me. Her character is well developed—fiesty, smart, and intuitive—and she brings the entire story together delivering an unforgettable performance. Looking forward to the next book in the series!
Kate-M-L More than 1 year ago
A hard-fought fight for good over evil, the personal development of authentic characters and their relationships, an ancient prophecy revealed and fulfilled; Patricia Reding has skilfully woven the many and varied threads of this fantasy novel into a very satisfying epic adventure. She has managed to create a world that is both very different than our own and yet completely believable, and I very much appreciated being able to pronounce all the names used rather than stumbling over weird words that you have no clue as to how they might sound! The characters are extremely well-drawn and memorable, and I felt an instant liking for the lead character Mara, who is strong yet vulnerable and fully committed to the oath that she takes. By contrast, her arch-nemesis Lilith is despicably selfish and thoroughly consumed by evil, and the general populace have become a law unto themselves. Oathtaker is fab! It's compelling and fast-paced, and the suspense is kept up right through to a great ending. A remarkably fast read for a book of this length.
TJHeinisch More than 1 year ago
Amazed at how quickly this book engulfed me. A riveting story about good and evil that kept me on the edge of my seat and left me wanting more. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to stay up all night, as it's difficult to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found Oathtaker to be refreshing. From the very beginning it had me holding my breath and anxious to read what would happen next. I loved that the hero and heroine were truly good, and the villian, truly evil. In this current culture, so much of the drama stories involve heros who aren't so good, and villains who are often painted as merely victims forced to make bad choices. Reding writes in a style similar to Tolkien, but I believe, with more clarity. The characters are introduced at a rate that allows you to not be overcome with trying to just remember "who's who", but to actually "track" them throughout the book. The spiritual analogies are sometimes subtle, but powerful. It is quite a long read, but I had trouble putting it down and am thoroughly excited to begin reading the next in the series! ! Keep them coming! !
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Oathtaker, the first book in a series by Patricia Reding, is the refreshingly unique novel about Mara, a trained oathtaker living in the land of Oosa. The sacrifices made by oathtakers are great, but those sworn to fulfill the task have willingly accepted the burden of their responsibilities. Oosa, a world full of rich traditions and powerful legends, is the setting for this fantasy fiction novel of epic proportions in which ancient prophecies are revealed and good wages war upon evil. This highly engaging book boasts a robust plot paired with a healthy share of life and death struggles and a delightful love story woven throughout. In this adventure-filled tale Reding incorporates devious characters and charming heroes, cunningly beautiful ladies, and enchanted buildings. Each character is distinctive, believable and well developed. We loved the story, the flow, the excitement and can’t wait for the next book in what promises to be a great series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the past, I must admit to being a fan of the fantasy genre, growing up reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. As I have gotten older, my tastes have shifted to military espionage and historical fiction. Recently I broke away from my current reading list and discovered a wordsmith of impeccable talent, and I invite other readers to make the same discovery.    Author Patricia Reding’s Oathtaker is a brisk read, despite its 500+ page-count. The action is intense and begins right out of the gate. Excellent characterizations, with some very evil antagonists balanced by vulnerable heroes, Oathtaker is an impressive and ambitious debut in a genre that continues to enjoy a surge of popularity.   Mara and Dixon are Oathtakers, caring for the twin daughters of one of the Select, the ruling class of Oosa. Clearly not set on Earth (or any version of Earth familiar to this reader), this world is orbited by three moons, with a backdrop of forests, sanctuaries and palaces. You can see the locales easily in your mind’s eye based on Reding’s superb window-dressing. Incidentally, the artwork on the cover of the book establishes a solid feel for the environment her characters live in.  Honor and commitment, in spite of personal sacrifice, is the theme of Oathtaker. Reding fleshes this out well, calling attention to the various Oathtakers’ duties as they care for their charges. This world is filled with ‘attendant magic’, as well as oral histories and traditions that go to great lengths to establish the story’s societal hierarchy.   Oosa has a rustic feel. Technology is practically non-existent, and in its place we are introduced to the intangible mysticism that is the foundation of great fantasy and mythic story-telling. While I resist comparisons to other authors, doing so in this case might help put the story in the proper frame of reference. Patricia Reding has a voice similar to Ursula K. Le Guin, of Wizard of Earthsea fame, and Oathtaker has the same sylvan feel. In like manner, the book reflects a majesty that can be found in Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, and like those books, Oathtaker is an allegory to the Christian faith.   Reding is an idealist, and populates her world with characters readers can easily identify with. On the flip side, Oosa’s quasi-governmental/religious structure is meticulously detailed—an aspect of the story drawn, no doubt, from Reding’s background as an attorney. The main characters seem ready to kill each other at the beginning of the story, but personalities like these are bound to—well, you’ll just have to see for yourself, but I think most readers will catch on to how things eventually develop.  Props to Reding for building tension as the book progresses. I was perched on the edge of my seat while reading the climactic ending (on one occasion I stretched my lunch hour a little longer to absorb the action). I give her 5 out of 5 for her antagonists’ malevolent intentions. Lillith is especially diabolical, using her feminine wiles and seduction (tastefully done) to achieve her goals. Mara is the other side of the coin, young, idealistic, and virtuous, with a strong commitment to honor and integrity, and the character attributes of each are beautifully crafted.  To find out more, you'll just have to get a copy of the book for yourself. It's available in a handsome paperback version, as well as Kindle edition, and the second, soon-to-be published book in the series, Select, is already receiving 5-Star reviews from readersfavorite.com. I understand that Oathtaker is being considered by Wind Dancer Films for production as a television/movie feature, and the book has already garnered an award in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest.   Read Oathtaker. I heartily recommend it. It's a complex but vastly entertaining story of good versus evil. This is undoubtedly just the beginning for Patricia Reding's writing career. Personally, I'd like to see what she does with historical fiction. She certainly has the chops for something along that line, and I doubt we've seen the limits to Reding's creative abilities.  Steve Wilson author of the Michael Neill Adventures
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished Oathtaker.  It was fantastic.  I am in awe of the author's descriptive, clever and imaginative writing. The author entices your sight, hearing and, surprisingly, your taste.  An Oathtaker's cookbook has to be written in the near future.  In this fantasy world, the importance of honoring ones commitments is preeminent.  Characters are interesting and lifetime relationships are formed.  The first volume ended wonderfully, but i was left wanting.  Thank you for introducing us to Mara, Dixon, and the girls.  Cant wait to see were life takes them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago