I received this book to read and review as part of the BBNYA 2020 competition organised by The Write Reads Tours Team. All my opinions are unbiased and honest.
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.
Rangers Oath finished 5th and honestly I wish it would have placed higher as this was my favourite book that I read for the competition. I don’t think my review will be able to do this book justice, Blake Arthur Peels world and characters consumed me.
We have two POV’s, Owyn who is an apprentice ranger and Zara who is a training mage and has recently become the ward of the most powerful mage. The friendship between Owyn and Zara is what still stands out to me (I read this back in December) I also loved the little hints of a possible romance blossoming later in the series.
The world created was really interesting, we have the city where the mages including Zara travel from to the wild countryside named Emberwood where Owyn and his master Elias (who I also really loved) patrol and keep the civilians safe. The plot of uncovering how the Arc of Radiance could possibly be breached is unique to anything I’ve read before. I love that there is a conflict between Owyn and the Mages making things difficult between him and Zara.
If you love your fantasy with plenty of action and well developed characters then I really recommend Rangers Oath, the pacing made this book almost impossible to put down.
Its the beginning of and exciting new fantasy series named the Arc of Radiance/Fall of Radiance series which I’ve just found out five books are on Kindle Unlimited so I will absolutely be continuing on.
So Who Is Blake Arthur Peel?
Blake Arthur Peel has been coming up with stories ever since he was a kid. He inflicted his scribblings on family members and friends throughout his youth, always drawing maps in the back of notebooks and daydreaming when he probably should have been paying attention. It wasn’t until he was out of college that he finally decided to get serious about pursuing his career as a fantasy author.
His favourite stories have always been about good conquering evil, about fantastic worlds and wondrous magic systems. The works that have most inspired him are The Lord of the Rings, The Dragonlance Chronicles, The Riftwar Saga, The Stormlight Archive, and The Wheel of Time, among many others. Blake was born and raised in Hemet, California. Nowadays, he lives in Tennessee with his wife and two sons.
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