Ephemeral and Fleeting: The Oathtaker Series, Volume Three.
Print length: 378 pages.
Includes a full synopsis of each of Oathtaker: The Oathtaker Series, Volume One and of Select: The Oathtaker Series, Volume Two.
A Lost Freedom.
An Ephemeral Existence.
A Profound Mystery.
After Mara and her charges, Reigna and Eden—the ranking twin members of the first family of the Select—discover the twins’ unparalleled magic powers and then move to the palace of the Select at Shimeron, they return to the City of Light. There they train with the Oathtaker forces, preparing a response to the ongoing threat from Zarek, the evil leader of Chiran. But when a traitor in their midst discloses their plans to visit the realm’s border for a closer look, they are captured and imprisoned. Stripped of her Oathtaker’s blade, Mara soon discovers that an unknown power bars her ability to use her attendant magic to escape, or to free the twins.
As Mara’s magic dreams endeavor to inform her of events to transpire, as her cohorts labor to decipher ancient prophecy, as the twins learn of the power of a magic artifact they carry, and as Lucy struggles to uncover the traitor in their midst, Dixon’s rescue attempt takes shape. Meanwhile, Zarek’s son—the twins’ cousin, Broden—seeks to assist his father’s prisoners. But before he can do so, Mara discovers that the loss of her charges is only one painful outcome that could come to pass.
Escape is impossible; survival, questionable; loss, inevitable.
And yet . . . things are not always what they seem.
Ephemeral and Fleeting . . . an enduring tale of magic, mystery and prophecies . . . offers new thrills for adventure-hungry readers . . . Reding . . . engages readers with unexpected twists and vivid details . . . that . . . keep them on the edges of their seats in hopeful anticipation of another installment . . .
Ephemeral and Fleeting . . . gave me a longing for more of this author’s work. It reads beautifully as a standalone . . . A captivating tale . . . irresistible . . . masterful use of suspense . . . Readers . . . will adore Mara and the twins . . . but it is the unforgiving villain that kept me turning the pages . . . just the way I did when I learned about Lord Voldemort . . . Reding comes across as a master . . . This fantasy will . . . live in the minds of readers for a long time. It was a wonderful read . . .
—Arya Fomonyuy for Readers’ Favorite
Ephemeral and Fleeting . . . Reding . . . moves the plot along . . . while . . . providing plenty of . . . twists and turns . . . maintaining great action and well-devised strategy . . . Another hit! I . . . admire the depth . . . and can't wait to see what happens . . . Reding leaves you breathless . . .
—Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite
Ephemeral and Fleeting is the exciting third volume in The Oathtaker Series . . . Mara, Dixon, and their charges . . . return to the palace of the Select . . . Unfortunately, there is a traitor amongst them [and] . . . Mara and the twins are captured . . . Life and death, love and hate, peace and war . . . Not only will this book entertain you for . . . hours, you will also get some lessons about life . . . If you haven't read 1 and 2 . . . I . . . recommend you . . . start there . . . You could forego this, but it would be an immense loss . . . You wouldn't want to miss it if you love immersive fantasy novels!
—Kim Anisi for Readers’ Favorite