Sunday, 17 August 2014

Author Spotlight: Oathtaker by Patricia Reding

This week it is my greatest pleasure to introduce a fantastic author and book reviewer, Patricia Reding. I first met Patricia when I submitted my children's fantasy novel, Truth Teller, to the outstanding Readers' Favorite website for a review. Patricia is a reviewer for their site and gave me wonderful five star review which I display proudly on my blog. Now I would like to show off to the world Patricia's debut novel, Oathtaker.


An Oath Sworn. A Struggle Engaged. A Sacrifice Required.

When Mara, a trained Oathtaker, is drawn by the scent of the Select to battle underworld beasts summoned by the powers of evil to destroy the guardians of life, she swears a life oath for the protection of her charge.

Armed with a unique weapon and her attendant magic, and with the assistance of her Oathtaker cohorts, two ancients and 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.

Oathtaker Reviews:

Reding has created a wonderful tale of love, devotion and desperation in Oathtaker . . . 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 . . . A story of courage worthy of the designation of a classic.

–Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite

This is a wonderful adventure filled with believable characters, plenty of twists and an enthralling storyline. This is a fantastic book for a new author and I would read more in this series. Highly recommended to fans of fantasy fiction.

–E.B. Brown, a Goodreads author

From the very beginning I was pulled into this story. The author writes with clarity and creativity. She successfully created characters with such great depth that the issues of commitment, honor and integrity were skillfully woven throughout the story. I loved the fantasy world I found myself immersed in, and the thrilling ride that the characters took me on. This was a great read! I will definitely look for more books from this author.

–Lori Stevic-Rust, a Goodreads author

Everything you need to know about the 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 daughters (her son having already flown the nest), Coconut (a Westie) and Flynn Rider (an English Cream Golden Retriever), from whence she seeks to create a world in which she can be in two places at once. She took up Oathtaker as a challenge and discovered along the way, the joy of storytelling.

Currently, Patricia is working on Select, the first sequel to Oathtaker.

Patricia Reding is a 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest finalist. For more information from Readers’ Favorite, see

Find out more about Patricia on her website at You also will find there, Patricia’s blog, reviews of other works, interviews of other authors, and more.

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Giveaways running through August 31:

One print copy and two e-copies through BookLikes at: