Review – Oath Taker

Oath Taker book cover


Oath Taker


Kingdom of Runes #1


Audrey Grey




Light magic is forbidden.
Dark magic spells death.
Haven has both.

​After the Prince of Penryth saved her from captivity, seventeen-year-old Haven Ashwood spends her days protecting the kind prince and her nights secretly fighting the monsters outside the castle walls.
When one of those monsters kidnaps Prince Bell, Haven must ally with Archeron Halfbane and his band of immortals to rescue her friend.
Her quest takes her deep into the domain of a warped and vicious queen where the rules are simple: break her curse or die.
Lost in a land of twisted magic and fabled creatures, Haven finds herself unprepared, not just for the feelings she develops for Archeron, but for the warring powers raging inside her.
Her rare and forbidden type of magic may be their only hope . . . but mixing light and dark comes with a steep price.
Haven’s soul.
Faced with impossible love, heartbreaking betrayals, and a queen intent on destroying the realm, only one thing remains certain.
Haven must shatter the curse or it will devour everything she loves.


3stars rating

I finally managed to finish it! Yes! *happy dance*
Don’t get me wrong, the plot was good, the worldbuilding was okay and the characters were decently
fleshed out and felt real (dibs on Stolas btw :D)

Pacing & Flow:

So… why only 3* stars and the problems finishing it?
Well… it felt too slow 🙁 Start was good, final chapters were great, but everything in between just felt a tad slow. It didn’t manage to suck me in, and as such, it felt like I had to plough through it.

Final Thoughts:

That said, it most probably is me, so don’t let me put you off reading it. You might really enjoy this book!

Will I read the second book? Tbh, I’m really not sure, so it’s a maybe.