About the Book
Title: Oath of the Outcast
Author: C.M. Bandschbach
Publisher: Crosshair Press
Release date: July 23, 2019
A lost brother.
An unwilling outlaw.
A rising enemy.
An unusual alliance.
Years ago, Rhys MacDuffy was brutally cut off from his clan, stripped of his name and inheritance, and banished to the remote Dragon Keep. Perched high above the Shang Pass in the land of Alsaya, he assumed the mantle of the Mountain Baron, serving out his sentence as the overseer of the worst outlaws and outcasts.
But one day he receives a desperate message from the clan who disowned him: MacDuffy’s Seer—his beloved brother—has been taken by their enemies.
With his band of Mountain Brigands and an unwelcome sidekick, Rhys leaves his mountain stronghold to find and rescue his brother. The tide of war is rising amongst the Clans of Alsaya, fueled by the magic-wielding sect of Druids who seek to unleash a dark force the world has long forgotten.
Can the bond of blood run deeper than banishment?
Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5/5
Wow. Oath of the Outcast is one of the books that grab your attention since the beginning of the first page…not even the first page… since reading the book premise! Ahhh! Where do I start?! This book combines some of my fav topics, brothers, magic, medieval vibes, sword fights, curses…all perfection. The world-building was amazing! The book truly transports you to the setting of the story. I could see the beautiful castle, the open windows in front of the sea; I could hear the sound of waves crashing and the seagulls flying…AH! *Day Dreams*
But let’s talk about the characters for a sec, shall we? These characters are some of the most interactive and real characters ever! I loved to see different personalities in the book, and even though the majority of the characters were men, each one had a distinctive voice that set him apart. The dialogue between them is brilliant, and for once I felt I was actually inside a guy’s head and not a girl’s, lol. The author did an excellent job keeping the characters real, and not making them unsensible superheroes like we tend to nowadays see in YA fiction. About the ending… I NEED BOOK TWO NOWWWW! I’m afraid that if I go into the detail about it, I’ll end spoiling something about it, so, my best advice after you’ve read this review, go get your copy of Oath of the Outcast now!
** I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All the above-mentioned thoughts are my own and weren’t influenced by the author or publisher. **
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About the Author
C.M. Banschbach is a native Texan and would make an excellent Hobbit if she weren’t so tall. She’s a pizza addict, a multi-faceted fangirl, and a firm believer in being authentic—even if it means acting like a dork sometimes! When not writing fantasy stories packed full of adventure and snark, she works as a pediatric physical therapist where she happily embraces the fact that she never actually has to grow up.
She also writes YA/MG fantasy- adventure as Claire M. Banschbach