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)
Author
Release DateNov 9th, 2017
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Dragons, Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult, Magic
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Reviews Blood Oath (Darkest Drae, #1)

  • Val...Shameless.Skanky.B*tchy.
    2018-04-25
    2.5 - 3 StarsIt took me a while to get into this book, which is crazy as it has dragons in it. And ya'll know how I feel about dragons... I will pretty much read any book that has them in it.Period. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw that, not only were they in this book, but that they were a central character focus. And yet...The beginning of this book trudged along at what was for me the pace of molasses in winter. There was a lot of t...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Grumpy Name-Changing Wanderer ⚔
    2018-07-05
    I really had no intention of reading this, had no idea it existed until some gals at Reverse Harem Revolution decided to read it. (This is NOT a reverse harem, by the way.) They liked/loved it so much that I decided to try it. So. Glad. I. Did. Having no expectation or any idea what it was about (Amazon had it rated #1 in Teen & Young Adult Politics and Government. Wow, so not accurate, lol). Also, the cover makes you think you might get a little...
  • Alexandra Harris
    2017-12-28
    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...
  • -S♡
    2017-12-03
    ★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.”
  • Brittain *The Baddest Female*
    2017-11-23
    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 Walehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rAyp...Blood Oath is ...
  • Hetal
    2017-11-09
    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...
  • Quinn David
    2018-03-09
    The Darkest Drae is absolutely ridiculous, and not in a good way. Sadly, it reads like a 12 year old writing fanfiction rather then anything worth being published; which sorry to say is probably the reason it's listed on Amazon unlimited rather then by its own merits (Sorry amazon unlimited, there are actually some good authors on there if you can manage to wade through this mess). Believe it or not by summary alone it has everything I could poss...
  • April
    2017-12-26
    ...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
  •  Simply Sam ツ
    2018-05-27
    I really liked this. Like way more than I thought I would, for some reason. There's just the right amount of fantasy and humor, blood and romance thrown in. A super quick read if you're in the mood for some dragon-shifter fantasy goodness! Book 2 is out and book 3 will be out soon--for those who worry about that sort of thing (me)--so there's no long wait for a conclusion.
  • Sakina Carter
    2017-12-15
    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..
  • Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡
    2018-04-20
    I caved under the pressure! *wails*I saw this book reviewed by my friend Renatta and she loved it and what with Dragons and the cover and all of that put together it's a no brainer. Now the thing about series and me is, when I think I'm really gonna get deep in the book and it's part of a series, I always check if it's complete or if it's a stand-alone in a series. I don't do incomplete series even if I have to wait only like a month for the last...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    2018-07-26
    Eeeeeeeeek. I must start the next book. RIGHT MEOW.😱😱😱
  • SassyFraz
    2017-11-10
    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...
  • Jessica
    2018-06-26
    4.5 Stars. This is what good fantasies are all about! I enjoyed this book immensely. Intrigue, earth magic, dragons. The growth of a heroine. Aaaand some romance. Ryn was so innocent when this journey began. We watch her go through so much. I’m looking forward to seeing how this story unfolds, and how much she we grow. Of course, I’m looking forward to seeing more of our Darkest Drae as well!
  • Celestine
    2018-08-29
    Exciting and dark storytelling, great charactersI devoured this series pretty quickly. The characters and threads continue through each book, with the goal to end the reign of a terrible dragon emperor. However, each book focuses on a different set of adventures, adds new characters, and delivers skirmishes and battles (mental and otherwise) with usually one or two main villains. The pace is quick, the storytelling is violent and gory, and the ro...
  • taveena kade
    2017-12-03
    AHHHHH!!!! This is soo good!
  • Renatta (P33K-A-BOOK--I S33-A-fire-br3athing-bitch-Qu33n
    2018-04-14
    Ok let me just by saying I decided to get this book ONLY because I saw it was on sale! I’ve never came across it before that but boy am I happy I stumbled across this gem!!!! I loved everything about this book, it was intense and funny!! I’ve red many books with similar plots but this author OWNED this book!! It was so thrilling and fun to read, it was a nice soothing read, nothing too heart wrenching just a nice calm read anyone would enjoy!...
  • Tracy D.
    2017-11-04
    Dark 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 read. Wh...
  • Hannah ◇Reader in the Rough◇
    2018-01-31
    Cover? B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Premise? E.P.I.C. Story? It just felt so... sterile. If it's your genre, by all means enjoy. But don't let the cover cause your expectations to rise too high.
  • Erica Ravenclaw
    2018-08-16
    ☆☆☆☆ No Spoilers! Definitely colorful language abound! WOW this book took me by surprise! Slow and a little confusing to start, then turned very dark and I hardly noticed the end was coming till I got to the last page. What issues I had with the character development became less prominent as more of the plot unfolded. This book is filled with torture, malevolent characters, suffering, romance, and dragons.
  • Rachel Beamin'
    2017-11-27
    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...
  • Annette
    2018-02-13
    As far as fantasy goes, this one was interesting. It’s set in the midst of some brutal circumstances, but the romance was woven in very sweetly. There were some great reveals that I wasn’t expecting.Content:Language: noneSex: noneViolence: a fair amount. There’s torture, but only some scenes are vivid. Comparable to Hunger Games violence. I wouldn’t give this to my twelve year old.
  • AMY ♥(pronounced AH-MEI)♥
    2018-03-07
    3.5!
  • BookwormBritty
    2017-11-04
    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...
  • Bilabi
    2018-01-16
    I was just going through the lists of books pending reviews & when i came across this one I was like... did i really read this? how come i don't remember a thing about the plot... hmmmm. So i checked the last fews pages of this book, & indeed i did read & finish the book. Why I totally forgot? Cos this book wasn't alllll that impressive. Unless you're super into torture (which I'm totally NOT). From the start to 55% of the book, it's allll about ...
  • Jumms Akintomide
    2018-01-21
    PotentialI wanted to love this book but i just couldn't. I didn't hate it but i didn't love it. If just felt as if the story didn't reach it's full peak. The great thing is that you can't tell it's a collab. My main issue w this book was the main character. She was annoying as hell. She acted first and sometimes thought later. The ending of this book came as no surprise to anyone but her. You figured out what was going on half way through the boo...
  • Jamie
    2017-11-10
    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...
  • Brandy
    2018-06-23
    3.5 Stars