The Oathbreaker's Shadow

The Oathbreaker's Shadow

Book - 2014
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Random House, Inc.
Fans of Philip Pullman, Jonathan Stroud, and George R.R. Martin are going to love this action-filled fantasy novel by an exciting and extremely promotable debut voice in the genre. 
     In the world of fifteen-year-old Raim, you tie a knot for every promise you make. Break that promise and the knot will burst into flames, scarring your skin and forever marking you as an oathbreaker. Raim has worn a simple knot around his wrist for as long as he can remember. No one seems to know where it came from or which promise it symbolizes, and Raim barely thinks about it at all--especially not since he became the most promising young fighter ever to train for the elite Yun guard. But on the day that he binds his life to that of his best friend (and the future king), Khareh, the rope ignites and sears a dark mark into his skin. Scarred now as an oathbreaker, Raim has two options: run or be killed. He chooses to run, taking refuge in the vast desert among a colony of exiled oathbreakers. Will he be able to learn the skills he needs to clear his name? And even if he can, how can he keep a promise he never knew he made in the first place?

Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, 2014, c2013
ISBN: 9780385678261
Branch Call Number: YA FANTASY MCC
Characteristics: 409 p. :,map ;,21 cm.

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jocelyn_victoria
Oct 16, 2016

This teen fantasy novel (good for middle school and up), had an intriguing premise. While Raim made some decisions that made me want to yell at him, they made sense in the context of the story. Containing action, mystery, and a cliff-hanger ending, I'm eager to read the next in the series.

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Raemation
Feb 20, 2015

The title in the catalogue for this book is incorrect.

readsslowly Jan 22, 2015

I struggled with finishing this book, but I'm curious about how many people might be thinking it's wonderful. I especially disliked the ending. Too rushed and a complete set up for the next installment. Nothing resolved satisfactorily. Not a favourite.

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Futuregohangurl
Sep 25, 2013

a very good book by a canadian author. i cant wait for the next book as it ends at a cliffhanger.there is only going to be 2 books in this series but i am sure she will write other books as she has great talent

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asurfergirl
Jul 30, 2013

A fun summer read, not just for teens. A great first novel for this Canadian writer, and I am hoping I won't have to wait too long for the sequel. Would lend itself well to a movie.

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