My dear bookish friends,
Today I have another blog tour book review for you, and this one is about Ranger’s Oath by Blake Arthur Peel, a book I read for the BBNYA 2020 which I was a panelist for!
Ranger’s Oath came in the 5th place in the Book Blogger Novel of the Year Awards (BBNYA) in 2020. If you would like to know more about what that is, BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors. It is so much fun and a very unique experience that I highly recommend for both book bloggers as well as indie authors.
You can learn more about the 2021 BBNYA competition on the official website or on the Twitter account, @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the Folio Society (If you love beautiful books you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group TheWriteReads.
The barrier between worlds is broken. Only he knows the truth…
Magic has protected Tarsynium for a thousand years, shielding its people from being ravaged by bloodthirsty demons. When a young ranger’s apprentice named Owyn Lund discovers that the Arc of Radiance has been breached, he tries to warn anybody who will listen.
But legends aren’t supposed to be real.
When a village is mysteriously destroyed, rangers, mages, and rebels all point the finger, blaming each other for the demons’ brutality. However, Zara Dennel, a mage’s ward, has heard Owyn’s tale—and she’s inclined to believe him.
Together, they must prove that friendship is greater than intolerance, unity is more important than division, and that even the most powerful magic can sometimes not be enough.
Failure means the end of all things. A second—and lasting—Doom.
Experience the beginning of a thrilling Epic Fantasy series suitable for all ages. It’s perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Sarah J. Maas, and Brandon Sanderson.
In order for myself to be able to really enjoy a fantasy story, the writing needs to be vivid and I need to be able to imagine exactly what everything looks like – especially if it’s a fantasy / otherworld setting. This was the case here. The author managed to write an enjoyable and captivating story in a very satisfying way – so that I can hardly wait to read the next instalment now!
In Ranger’s Oath you get to explore a thrilling world full of mystery, magic, demons, mages, a storyline with a great adventure, but also a lot of danger. All elements together form a story that is hard to put down!
I loved how well developed the characters were. Owyn and Zara are both determined and strong-willed, something I really like as character traits (both in books as well as in real life!). They didn’t stop from anything to protect their world and their people, even if that meant breaking the rules sometimes (and let’s be honest, doesn’t that make us all root for them?!).
I loved the banter between them, even though it was subtle, there was a hint of romance clearly there, and that’s what makes a fantasy even more enjoyable for me. If you are not that much into romance though, don’t worry – it’s not really in your face. Also, you get lots and lots of action, many twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat, so you definitely won’t be bored, even if sometimes the pace was a bit slow.
If you are looking for a unique new fantasy with relatable, well-developed characters and plenty of action, mysteries, looming dangers and a great adventure at the heart of the story, Ranger’s Oath is the book for you!
4 solid stars from me, and I can’t wait to read on!
Thank you all so much for reading!