Everything I know is a lie.
I'm an ordinary mortal girl. Lord Irrik is a depraved dragon shifter. King Irdelron is an immortal tyrant. In the disease ridden land of Verald, life is mapped out much like the established rings of our kingdom. Everyone has a role.... Me? I'll be uselessly serving potato stew for the rest of my life because I can't make anything grow.
But starvation brews rebellion. When the king strikes, I'm captured by Lord Irrik. Instantly, I'm embroiled in a deadly game. One where I'm desperate to understand the rules. Because nothing makes sense anymore. Now, I'm not only fighting for my life...but a love could be the key to my freedom.
What if the truth means you're not who - or what - you thought you were?
Fans of dark fantasy, dragons, intrigue, and romance will devour this story. Due to thematic elements, this series is recommended for mature YA and up.
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Not a romance
I was honestly thinking this was a dark fantasy romance. Yeah not so much. A lot dark, a lot of fantasy, not so much on the romance part. However, the story was intriguing, and it kept me interested. The only downfall was how much Ryn would break down and cry. Now I totally get that her circumstances sucked and she is so young, but I prefer my heroines to be made of sturdier stuff. Especially the ending OMG that wasn’t worth breaking down over. Kneeing him in the nuts, yes, breaking down into a sniveling mess no. Gah, where are your lady balls already? I hate a crier.
Blood Oath is full of tragedy and so much pain and betrayal. Ryn is caught in a political game that she is ill-equipped to understand and play. She receives the brunt of everyone’s displeasure.
Be advised there is a lot of torture, brutality, and abuse that go on in this book. Nothing sexual so far. Just pure violence. Luckily I didn’t find anything too graphic. But some may find the material objectionable.
I am giving Blood Oath (Darkest Drae #) 4 Boundless Stars. It is a developed Dark Fantasy that I am looking forward to seeing how the story evolves.