Oath Breaker (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Series #5)

Oath Breaker (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Series #5)


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Oath Breaker (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Series #5) by Michelle Paver, Geoff Taylor

Torak circled the fire and Thiazzi came after him: slowly, cracking his whip, playing with his prey as a lynx plays with a lemming. Torak was exhausted. He wasn't going to last much longer.

When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. Nine moons later he becomes the hunter, when he vows to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends.

Racked by guilt and grief, he follows the killer into the Deep Forest, where the World Spirit stalks the hidden valleys as a tall man with the antlers of a stag. But there is a rottenness at the heart of the Forest, for its clans have succumbed to the lies of the Soul-Eaters. Here Torak must face fire, war, and overwhelming evil.

The fifth book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, Oath Breaker is a story about keeping promises and the true cost of vengeance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060728397
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/26/2010
Series: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Series , #5
Pages: 289
Sales rank: 117,024
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michelle Paver was born in central Africa, but moved to England as a child. After earning a degree in biochemistry from Oxford University, she became a partner in a London law firm, but eventually gave that up to write full-time.

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness arises from her lifelong passions for animals, anthropology, and the distant past. It was also inspired by her travels in Norway, Lapland, Iceland, and the Carpathian Mountains—and particularly by an encounter with a large bear in a remote valley in Southern California.

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Oath Breaker (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Series #5) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
soldier198 More than 1 year ago
this fifth installment is a great read. this book starts right off with torak and bale standing guard watchingover a piece of the fire opal. they get into a fight about renn and torak storms off. the next morning bale is found dead and torak blames himself and he goes in search of the oak mage with renn and fin-kedinn. Their search takes them into the deep forest where a war is raging with the clans of the deep forest and torak and renn are caught in the middle. also wolf finaly realizes that torak and the others aren't wolves. how will they get out of this one read the book and find out.
GreekCowgirl More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK. The bonds between Torak and Renn and Wolf grew stronger throughout the book. Torak really realizes what is important. In the book Torak tries to save Renn and avenge the death of his kin and he has to set his grief and pain aside to save what matters the most including the forest. In parts of the book you want to cry and shout "WHY" but it all turns out good in the end.
bigcatluva13 More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! I just LOVE reading these books! Parts of it, I'm crying and other parts, I'm laughing. It seems I do that in every one of these books. It is unbelieveable to see Torak and Wolf still pack-brothers, but Wolf soon learns that Tall-Tailess is different and it may shatter their bond forever. It seemed like I waited FOREVER for this book and there was good reason too. This book is AMAZING!
BooksAplenty More than 1 year ago
I continue to love this series. In Oath Breaker, Torak's story focuses on his quest for vengeance. He demonstrates some erratic, angry behavior at first. This really annoyed me, but of course it turns out to be an important element of the story. Michelle Paver never includes loose ends. I really enjoyed the ending of this book. It is the first in the series with a happy ending, so that was a nice change. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that these books are beginning to follow a bit of a pattern. It's probably smart that Paver only wrote one more. While this series is incredible, the tale has nearly run its course.
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melissas More than 1 year ago
This series just keeps getting better and better. All of the characters seem to be getting more mature and wise, including Wolf. In fact, one of his quotes is my favorite line from the series thus far- "And when the Bitten One is Not-Breath-does the pale-pelt breath again?" This thought alone speaks volumes about the nature and understanding of vengeance, which Torak is constantly faced with in this installment. I am quite depressed that the next book in the series is supposed to end it all.
moosesrule882 More than 1 year ago
I said it in the title, dumbo.
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