Genre: Time Travel Romance

Knight of Runes by Ruth A. Casie

Knight of Runes

Posted on January 23, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 6 Comments

Knight of Runes is the first book in the Druid Knights series. As this was my first-time reading Ruth Casie, I knew little of what to expect.  However, I dived in, hoping for the best. It did not disappoint. Knight of Runes plunged me into an exciting and imaginative world of time travel, rich in mystery, romance, action and magic. I read this book as part of the COYER community buddy read with Sophia Rose over at Delighted Reader. We both had a wonderful time with this title.

 

Knight of Runes by Ruth A. CasieTitle: Knight of Runes
Author(s): Ruth A. Casie
Series: Druid Knights #1
Published by Timeless Scribes Publishing LLC on May 21, 2020
Pages: 368
Genre(s): Time Travel Romance
Source: Won
Format: eBook
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Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

 England, 1605. When Lord Arik, a druid knight, finds Rebeka Tyler wandering his lands without protection, he swears to keep her safe. But Rebeka can take care of herself. When Arik sees her clash with a group of attackers using a strange fighting style, he's intrigued.

Rebeka is no ordinary 17th-century woman - she's travelled back from the year 2011, and she desperately wants to return to her own time. She poses as a scholar sent by the king to find out what's killing Arik's land. But as she works to decode the ancient runes that are the key to solving this mystery and sending her home, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and powerful Arik.

As Arik and Rebeka fall in love, someone in Arik's household schemes to keep them apart, and a dark druid with a grudge prepares his revenge. Soon Rebeka will have to decide whether to return to the future or trust Arik with the secret of her time travel and her heart.

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Knight of Runes was a delightful read from start to finish. It pulled me in, and I soon found myself caught up in the events and the lives of the characters. The author’s description of the events and the scenery titillated my senses, giving me the feeling of being a part of the story. The story was divided into two time periods, 2011 and 1605, with most of the focus on the latter period.

I am not sure what I would have done if I found myself in Rebekah’s position. First, she receives a mysterious message about inheriting an estate in England. Not only did this inheritance appear unbelievable, but she also did not know of the relative whom she inherited the estate from. However, as a professor of medieval history, the idea of the estate fascinated her. So, she travelled to England to learn more. Soon after her arrival, while in exploring her recent acquisition, she found herself travelling through time to the year 1605.

One may think she would be scared to discover that she was no longer in her century. However, Rebekah proved to be resilient. She could definitely hold her own. Eventually, she figured out her reason for travelling to 1605 was no accident. She quickly embraced her destiny and used her knowledge and skills to protect the manor and its residents.

Despite his attraction to the mysterious woman who fought better than his men, and who the king supposedly sent to conduct research into the mysterious happenings on his land, Lord Arik did not trust her. Her sudden appearance has him questioning her part in the mysterious events. She brings chaos to his household, but in a good way. It would seem her appearance paved the way for the revelation of the truth behind the mysterious events. Arik faces the biggest battle of his life but is he willing to come to terms with his attraction to Rebekah and embrace his destiny in the process?

Rebekah was a smart, brave, kind, and passionate heroine. A fighter with a fierce sprit. However, beneath these layers, she possessed a level of vulnerability. One could understand why everyone embraced her except for the few haters, whom had their own agenda. I did like Arik, but there were a few occasions where I felt compelled to give him a swift kick in the butt and a slap on the head. He was so obtuse; he made me wonder if he would eventually see what was staring him in the face. I am happy to say he redeemed himself and his actions at that point had me swooning. 

I enjoyed the fight scenes, which I thought were well done. The weapons used were fitting for the time period. Then there was the mystery element, which had me guessing in the earlier part of the story.

The story ended on an interesting note. Now, while it may not have been a cliffhanger, it was clear Rebekah and Alric adventures were far from over. Despite my satisfaction with the tying up of the events in this installment, it left me wanting more. 

Knight of Runes is an enjoyable story with the perfect blend of mystery, romance, magic, action, time travel and well-written characters that will keep you turning the pages till the very end. A perfect addition for fans of time travel romance. 

Story Evaluation
Plot
4.5
Characters
4.5
World Building
5
Writing Style
5
Pacing
4
Cover
4
Enjoyment
4.5
Ending
4.5
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

About Ruth A. Casie

RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now-writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures.

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