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Knight of Runes (Druid Knights #1)

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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 seventeenth-century woman; she's travelled back from the year 2011, and she desperatel
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Published December 2012 by Harlequin (first published 2011)
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Marlene
Knight of Runes by Ruth A. Casie is a time-travel romance that didn't live up to my high hopes for it.

The story begins in two places, or should I say, two times. In 1605, Lord Arik is on his way back to his manor. He has recently picked up two travelers, old Doward the tinker, and Lady Rebeka. The way to the manor is blocked by some fallen trees, and he has to split his party. There's an ambush, and he has to fight his way back to Rebeka. He watches her fight, and is amazed. She uses a staff as
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Sonja
Sep 30, 2015 Sonja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-ebooks
Despite the fact that this book was really slow, I actually found myself enjoying it quite a lot. Though to be fair, I was also kind of bored with it up until about 20% when Rebeka finally went back in time and met up with Aric. Sure it was important to laying the whole ground work of everything, but it just wasn't very exciting.

One day Rebeka finds out that she has inherited a great amount of money, land and other priceless historical things in London. She was already on her way there for a res
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N.N. Light
I’m a romantic, through and through, and Knight of Runes is the epitome of Medieval Time-Travel Romance: a man tormented by his past mistakes, a woman flung into the past trying to find her way back, an antagonist bent on coming between the two lovers and history brought alive by a talented storyteller.

Rebeka is in the present day and she discovers she’s inherited a vast estate in England. It’s a good thing she’s a historian and a scholar because the previous owner wants her to continue research
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Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
Overall, I found this to be a thoroughly pleasant, if somewhat tame, time travel romance.

Initially it took a bit of getting into. I did think the time it took for the heroine to get thrown back in time was a little long-winded and drawn out and I found myself wishing for it to hurry along. With these kinds of books, if you know the time jump is coming then it's much better to get to it quickly in my opinion. Any delay tactics only serve to aggravate and possibly cause readers to lose interest. I
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Becky
In this time travel romance, Rebeka Tyler finds her self sent back to 1605.

Rebeka finds out she has inherited part of the Fayne Manor estate as the last surviving member of a family line that she wasn't even aware of. In her research she finds herself sucked through a time portal and into the year 1605. Lord Arik, a druid knight, and one of his men find Rebeka wandering his land without protection. He soon becomes enamored with her fighting style, which he has never seen the likes of. Lord Ar
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Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Lord Arik renounced his druidic powers after what he perceived as his failure to protect his sister from evil. But he still knows and can sense magic when it’s under his very nose. And Rebeka Tyler just reeked of something not quite right. Maybe it was her blatant disinterest in his authority as Lord and man, her strange fighting style or her startling intelligence. Rebeka couldn't believe she was actually in England during the year 1605. Her college degrees and academic experiences certainly di ...more
Arianna
Apr 03, 2012 Arianna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Quando Lord Arik, un cavaliere con poteri druidici, trova Rebeka Tyler a vagare per le sue terre, giura di proteggerla. Ma Rebeka sa badara a se stessa. Quando Arik la vede confrontarsi con un gruppo di banditi usando una strana tecnica di combattimento, non può che esserne intrigato.

Rebeka non è una normale donna del diciassettesimo secolo. Ha viaggiato nel tempo, e ora vuole disperatamente ritornare dove appartiene, cioè nel 2011. Così fa finta di essere una Sapiente inviata dal Re per scoprir
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Book Binge
I've had this book in my TBR pile for awhile. I was in the mood for a fantasy-type book and finally decided to read it. I'm not a huge fan of time travel in general. I find the idea implausible and the actions of the characters often doesn't make sense. Because the heroine was a scholar who studied this time period, her traveling back in time wasn't as unbelievable as it may have been otherwise. Rebeka irritated me at times. There was nothing she couldn't do. She was smart, conveniently studied ...more
Jen
Nov 27, 2013 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
Completely. Love. This. Book. It was clean, with just enough heat. I love the way the time travel was described. I don't agree with everything in the book, the characters not sharing information and acting stupid on occasion, but it was great. The ending is open, leaving the possibility of a sequel or series. Really fantastic and I can't wait to read more by this author! 4.5 stars. :) wait, two non-clean scenes, but they weren't gratuitous. Still a great book. :)

Forgot disclaimer, the author did
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Dawna Raver
2.5 Stars. Spoilers I found this book disappointing in storyline and in her writing style. I really couldn't stand her use of initial pronouns. A story reads so much better when the author varies the way sentences start. The other thing that bugged the hell out of me was how she glossed over Arik's imprisoning of Rebeka. I'm sorry but if I was thrown into a dungeon left to die by the man I loved, when he finally came to his senses and let me out, I'd be pissed. Instead she took partial responsib ...more
Scarlet
Ok...it wasn't a complete waste of time. I gave 3 stars just so I wouldn't feel so bad about reading it. Hell, I wouldn't feel so bad if my 9 year old niece read the book! I was looking for romance, fireworks, the wow factor...but I got the PG version...blahhh!
The cover is very deceiving! *sad face. Frowning*
Although, it is a very nice cover...
For goodness sake, it drag out for wayyyy too long, more than it should have, and for what?! This book should have been a novella.
Not impressed...
I cha
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Crackedspinebookreviews
2.5 Stars. Spoilers I found this book disappointing in storyline and in her writing style. I really couldn't stand her use of initial pronouns. A story reads so much better when the author varies the way sentences start. The other thing that bugged the hell out of me was how she glossed over Arik's imprisoning of Rebeka. I'm sorry but if I was thrown into a dungeon left to die by the man I loved, when he finally came to his senses and let me out, I'd be pissed. Instead she took partial responsib ...more
Cecilia Robert
When I began reading this story, I truly I wanted to give up. The beginning was quite slow, past and present at the beginning a bit confusing. But I am happy I did not give up because as I read on, the story picked pace and became interesting.
All in all, as a time-travel fan, Lord Arik and Rebeka’s story was a fun read. It was good to see the how the story was unfolding, who Rebeka was, and the reason she went back in time. I love the author’s idea of how she used the runes on this particular st
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Shantie
Nov 12, 2013 Shantie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I downloaded this book and decided that I didn't want to read it. Because I could not return it, I read it. And thank goodness I did because it was worth reading. I loved this book. It had a bit of everything. Historical setting with sexy strong men. An ass-kicking time-traveling love interest for the Lord of the Manor. Oh yeah, and they both were... **spoiler** Druids!!! Loved it.
Holly
This was a bit too long in places. It was overly descriptive and had unnecessary info dumps.

Rebeka irritated me at times. There was nothing she couldn't do. She was smart, conveniently studied the time period in which she ended up, she had a black belt in karate, ran 5 miles a day, etc, etc, etc. It was just a bit unrealistic.

Aside from that I enjoyed the story and the romance.
Layne
Dec 26, 2016 Layne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hearth and Home

This book took my breath away! Ruth Casie has once again transported the reader back to the days of magic, traitors, battles for honor and true romance. I could not put this book down once I started it. You won't be able to either.
Meredith Bond
Oct 22, 2015 Meredith Bond rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good story

Unfortunately the characters were two-dimensional. The villain too purely evil, other secondary characters little more than names. The story, though, was good and I made it through to the end. I just wished the characters were more nuanced... Real.
Jess the Romanceaholic
This one was... interesting.

It got off to a bit of a slow start, then got good, then took a twist towards the end that I'm still unsure on my feelings about.

Full review and final rating to follow.
Erika E
Let's see, Time Travel, check! Big buff hero, check! Hot love scenes- NOPE, nada, move along, nothing to see here folks.
There needs to be a rule that won't let you issue a book with a cover like that unless there is some kind of love scene, and not just the clean up afterwards.
GONZA
Nov 16, 2011 GONZA rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I do not particulary like stories that involves time travel, and this was no exception and more it has no end because of the next book, so sorry but I won't keep on reading...
Kati
Uh, I didn't finish this book. Review coming soon...
Sadie
A nice read, not a LOVE!!! I'd try something else by her to see if it was just this book as I liked her writing.
rod dunsmoor
rod dunsmoor rated it it was amazing
Jan 16, 2015
Ruth Casie
Mar 25, 2015 Ruth Casie rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Ruth A. Casie is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure time-travel romance about strong empowered women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. Her Druid Knight novels have both finaled in the NJRW Golden Leaf contest. Writing with the Timeless Scribes, Ruth also writes contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. She lives in New Jer ...more
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