Blood Oath (Darkest Drae, #1) by Raye Wagner

Blood Oath (Darkest Drae, #1)

Dark Fantasy. Dragons. Intrigue. Romance. More than anything, I crave adventure. But in the disease ridden land of Verald, life is mapped out much like the well-established rings of our kingdom. At the very heart reigns our vicious king and Lord Irrik, an invincible dragon shifter, at his side. Their power poisons the land and the people, leading to a steadily mounting number of enemies. But change is coming. When the rebellion surges, the king ...

Details Blood Oath (Darkest Drae, #1)

TitleBlood Oath (Darkest Drae, #1)
Release DateNov 9th, 2017
GenreFantasy, Dragons, Paranormal, Shapeshifters, Romance, Young Adult

Reviews Blood Oath (Darkest Drae, #1)

  • -S♡
    ★4 Stars! Blood Oath ...An Intense, enthralling, consuming, refreshing and thrilling read that will leave you emotionally invested and wanting more! “Fire licked where our skin touched, the warmth spreading from where his hand tangled in my hair, sending tendrils of pulsing energy all over until I felt like I was crawling out of my skin.”
  • Alexandra Harris
    Hmmmm. So I definitely will continue with the series, but this book is a hard 3 and an extra star for the cover. So many things were wrong with this story, the characters development and growth. The plot and world building and the actual emotional roller coaster it could have been. But the premise and intent was great, just missed on execution.The MC is ridiculous and impulsive. The naive and immature just got old fast. Don’t get me wrong, I di...
  • Hetal
    To see more reviews, considering taking a peek at my first in series YA book blog hereBlood Oath is a devastating new release written in tandem by Raye Wagner and Kelly St. Claire. It is a must read for fantasy lovers who are looking for intricate characters, a bit of romance, and plot twists of the most delicious kind. I was blessed with an ARC of this precious, and not gonna lie, I went in expecting one thing and got something completely differ...
  • April
    ...It took me a bit to really get into this story and I almost didn’t finish, but I’m so glad I did. The heroine is a happy sheltered girl who is thrown into a world she didn’t know could exist. This book is dark in that it deals with death and torture. During the worst moments of her life she finds love but even that gets ripped away from her. I’m looking forward to book 2
  • Brittain *The Baddest Female*
    In the interest of full disclosure, for the past month I have been oscillating between fever, cold, sinus infection, and right back to being feverish again so I may have actually hallucinated how amazing this book is. However, I can claim that to my addled mind, this book was done really really well despite my skepticism, I thoroughly enjoyed it.Theme Song for Blood Oath: Change by RM and Wale Oath is ...
  • Sakina Carter
    I wasn't sure going into this book but I must say it was so good. If you are a fan of dark paranormal than I highly recommend that you give this book a try. When reading this book you can actually feel the soul aching pain of the H and h.The only disappointment is the waiting for the next book..
  • Tracy D.
    Dark Urban Fantasy RomanceAlready familiar with the work of both Raye Wagner and Kelly St. Clare, Blood Oath went beyond my high expectations! Considering the humble and innocent beginnings for the main protagonist, I wasn't expecting the dark and gritty atmosphere, nor torture as subject material. The horror elements mixed with the potential for romantic entanglements, and the surprising twist at the end, makes Blood Oath an edge-of-your-seat re...
  • SassyFraz
    4.5-75 Twisted Drae Stars! [One POV -First Person] (may be spoilers)Yes! Yes! Yes! These authors know what they are doing. This was a total enraptured and eagerly page turner for me. After so many failed attempts at picking up books that I thought would be high rating... Thinking all is lost. I have found a gem in Blood Oath. Just to be clear here people. The blurb does not do it justice and DOESN'T state how dark this read is. I was really taken...
  • Brittany
    All I can say is, thank goodness for small or self publishers who don't wait a year in between books, because I might actually die.Truthfully, this is more like 3.5 stars. This was a book you don't put down. I think just about everyone in the ARC group finished it in less than a day, myself included. This was a book that sucked you in, made you laugh, sometimes cringe in horror, definitely intrigued you, but there was some room for improvement. I...
  • Taveena Kade
    AHHHHH!!!! This is soo good!
  • Rachel Beamin'
    I am not a big YA genre fan. I like my books with adults, not babies trying to find themselves in the big bad world. Though, the MC was a bit dramatic with her ”I need my mommy to tuck me in despite me being 17” and the ”I couldn’t put my feet on the ground because Lord Irrik lives under my bed.”, I quite enjoyed this book. It was different, the realm, the story line, all of it was a new kind of read for me. The MC might have started ou...
  • Jemimah Zafoune
    Eeeeek, have just read this book in one sitting and O.M.G I freaking loved it! I'm already a fan of both of these authors books and have devoured everything they've ever written so for them to write a book together is like heaven to my mind! It's really well written too and you wouldn't know that this was a co-authored book.I found this book really easy to get into, but do need to warn that it is quite dark in places. The story line is multilayer...
  • Cocktails and Books
    I really enjoyed this book. Ryn proved to be such a strong character and I loved following her prove that over and over again. Irrick was one of those heroes you loved to hate. The glimpses of good in him were sprinkled throughout the story and had me hoping that in the end, he was going to be the person I was hoping him to be. Another great KU find. Have book two, Shadow Wings, pre-ordered and ready for it's 2/8 release.
  • Jen
    WoWNow THATs a BOOK! WOW! I binged read that in 3 hours, unable to peel myself away. WOW! I need the next installment, like now. ARC pls? PLEASE!?! Did I mention wow?
  • Jamie
    Drak! That was a good book. I already loved both authors' previous novels, so I knew I'd enjoy their writing and it didn't let me down. It did, however, surprise me. Blood Oath was much darker than any of their prior books, but just as enthralling. Ryn was a strong lead character and the entire book was written in her narrative. There was a twist that surprised me and another twist that did not, but I could NOT put the book down until I was finis...
  • Dr. Shaz
    4.5 starsCan't wait for book 2!
  • Amanda
    I was in need of an escape lately, and I definitely found it in The Blood Oath. It's told from first person perspective, which I highly enjoy, and is paced perfectly. I was pulled in big time around chapter 4 and didn't go to bed until it was finished. Hello 4am, how you doin'? I LOVED that these two brilliant authors creatively brought to life 2 types of new fantasy creatures that I've never experienced before. It was like opening a gift and fin...
  • Mlle Pointillés
    Une héroïne qui part de rien et se révèle au fur et à mesure que les pages se tournent, un dragon, un royaume affamé, une rébellion qui couve...De la magie, des moments très darks et des êtes brisés, un roi fou...Un monde intriguant et des révélations, des passages où je me suis dit "j'aime pas trop" puis d'autres moments où j'avais le cœur serré... J'ai COMPLÈTEMENT vécu cette lecture <3. Avec ses défauts et ses imperfections ...
  • Victoria
    Actual rating: 4.5 stars
  • Dangermousie
    Delicious goofy cheese, just how I like it!
  • Heidi Hepburn
    Okay so I read this whole thing today and was so ready to give it 1 star until the actual very end where literALLY THE MOST INSANE PLotwist eveR occurred and it is still messing wiTH MY HEAD
  • Carolyn
    The MC needs a kick in the butt, but a very good start to a series. Extra points for the dark and tortured hot dragon shifter.
  • Tigrish
    This is a perfect example of what I look for in a book! It has:- A feisty female protagonist who is not a pushover or a hussy- Romance- Dragons! (I look for paranormal/shifter stuff)- Author doesn't shy away from death- Action-packedAnd this one even has some heart-wrenchingly complicated emotional stuff thrown in, loved it!Can't wait for the second installment.
  • Runningrabbit
    A Very Bloody OathA fine fantasy novel with deep characterisations, an evil king, a rebellion, dragons, magic and a land plagued by deceit and torture.
  • Marlies Bontenbal
    Gosh, this is a very good, fast paced, emotional but dark fantasy story.I was captured by the first page and read the whole book in one go.I anxious await the next one in the series....I loved it!
  • Jeannie
    Raye Wagner and Kelly St. Clare did an amazing job on “Blood Oath”, the first book of The Darkest Drae series. From page one my attention was captured. I was a little surprised by how much torture Ryn goes through and how dark the book is when I first starting reading. The torture and violence is not in great detail and adds so much to the story. It’s necessary for the character growth of Ryn and allows us to meet important support characte...
  • Leila
    Holy crap that was amazingI thought this was gonna be some cheesy romance thing. Jesus, I've never been more wrong about a book. These two women created a rich world full of grain, stone, and pain that I never expected. I could not stop reading, literally. Ryn's experiences and feelings are deep and the darkly mysterious Irrik has motives behind his actions that keep you guessing until the end. I do feel smug about guessing a connection between I...
  • Katy
    All the stars in the world.
  • Mflukie
    I really enjoyed this book. The world building was so cool. I wish they would have gone into that more. I liked Ryn. She was strong in ways I didn’t think she would be. She was vulnerable too, as every good main character should be as they’re challenged and learning to grow. I love when an author (or authors) can surprise me with twists. Just when I thought it was predictable, and some of it was, it twisted differently than I planned. It kept...