The Oathbreaker's Shadow

The Oathbreaker's Shadow

Book - 2013
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Fifteen-year-old Raim lives in a world where you tie a knot for every promise that you make. Break that promise and you are scarred for life, and cast out into the desert.Raim has worn a simple knot around his wrist for as long as he can remember. No one knows where it came from, and which promise of his it symbolises, but he barely thinks about it at all - not since becoming the most promising young fighter ever to train for the elite Yun guard. But on the most important day of his life, when he binds his life to his best friend (and future king) Khareh, the string bursts into flames and sears a dark mark into his skin.Scarred now as an oath-breaker, Raim has two options: run, or be killed.
Publisher: London, Doubleday, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
ISBN: 9780857531827
Characteristics: 404 pages : map ; 22 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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