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read & download ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Amy McCulloch Fans of Philip Pullman Jonathan Stroud and George RR Martin are going to love this The Oathbreaker's MOBI #207 action filled fantasy novel by an exciting and extremely promotable debut voice in the genreIn 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 yo. 35 stars I struggled with the book at first because I was bored with all of the history that McCulloch felt the need to lay out all at once and frustrated with way too many characters for me to keep track of that I had to keep looking back But the story picked up about the halfway point and I found myself really liking it I am however frustrated that I still have so many uestions but I am eager for the next one to come outFirst of all I think the concept is really interesting However I'm left to rely on pure faith alone on how the oath making and breaking system works If it's based on Sola's beliefs then something like a piece of string or hair seems kind of silly for me And with all that background that McCulloch laid out so uickly I would have thought she would have explained how that tradition came to be That doesn't come until much much laterThe other thing was the book's summary established that Raim was going to break his oath and be considered a traitor But we don't even get to that until about a third of the way through It just seemed like there was so much reading involved up until that point but not much has happenedThe other thing that frustrated me about this book was with all the set up I thought I would have had a better idea of what was going on as I was reading But that wasn't the case There were some many times that I had to stop and think Wait a minute what just happened and I would have to go back and try to figure out if I had missed something Only I hadn't It just wasn't explained until later or it wasn't explained at all Take for instance around Chapter 20 My mind was reeling on what was going on and how in the world that can happen It wasn't until near the end of Chapter 28 when Draikh rehashed what had happened did I really understandMajor Spoiler Alert for reasoning and later memory refresherAlso Raim was on this uest to find out the mystery behind the original knot Only view spoilerhe never did find out I mean he found out that it was a generational promise but that explains nothing hide spoiler

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free read The Oathbreaker's Shadow í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ ✮ [PDF] ✩ The Oathbreaker's Shadow By Amy McCulloch ✻ – Fans of Philip Pullman Jonathan Stroud and George RR Martin are going to love this action filled fantasy novel by an exciting and extremely promotable de E 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. The Oathbreaker’s Shadow is a book written by one of the country’s most renowned and talented editors Amy McCullough of Harper Voyager That’s right; adviser has become applicant in a bold move that surely places a lot of pressure on her shoulders to perform You see over the years Amy has worked on books by George RR Martin Robin Hobb and Raymond E Feist and leads the editing process on work by new and upcoming stars such as Blake Charlton James Smythe and Janet Edwards too Her job revolves around being in regular contact with these kinds of authors advising them of their grammar characters plots and even marketing prowessSo when I heard that she had written a book I was really interested to see how she as an ‘industry expert’ performed I doubt I was the only one either; you know the authors under her watch are going to be checking out the ‘bosses’ work Anyway here’s the blurb 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 desertRaim 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 skinScarred now as an oath breaker Raim has two options run or be killed So yes when we meet our protagonist Raim he is unbearably close to fulfilling his destiny and becoming a Yun Warrior Since he was a young man he has been best friends with the future king and should he become a Yun Warrior he is expected to be the closest bodyguard to the King – so everything looks rather rosy for him I wouldn’t say that Raim is ‘cocky’ about that fact he is actually uite humble but there is certainly a confidence about him and he has great ambitions and expectation in regards to how his life will play out So when it happens when Raim is shown to have broken a promise and has his future fall from one of guaranteed respect to one of being loathed and wanted dead it is a truly emotional path that we must follow him on; breaking a promise in the society that McCulloch has created truly is akin to being a spy or murder in our ownThe setting of The Oathbreaker’s Shadow is one that a couple of years ago – when the book was released – felt very uniue but today is starting to feel familiar This isn’t a bad thing at all McCulloch’s novel being set in a hybrid desert society with strong Persian and Mongolian influences I would suggest feels very much like Arabian Nights and it wouldn’t be a huge jump to say that Raim shares many traits with characters from such tales such as Aladdin What separates Amy’s setting from the numbers that are filtering in is both the beauty of the description that she offers and its seeming authenticity Without going into Jordan esue detail Amy creates vivid images of the scenery and landmarks you’d expect to see in the aforementioned movies or the Prince of Persia gamesWe’ve covered it a little already but to give some details on the magic system as the blurb says the novel is set in a world where promises can be magically bound by the tying of a knot Let us say you promise me you will never hurt my family – we cement this promise by performing a uick ritual and tying a knot that you shall wear as a reminder of your promise to me Where it gets interesting is that if you were to break this promise – perhaps attacking my son – you’d end up with a large scar on your person and a shadow would appear behind you haunting you letting everyone know that you’re an OathbreakerI felt this was a great concept even so when you consider that the book is for Young Adults The uestion of who you make a promise to what you promise and when – if ever – you can make a promise that will destroy your life should you break it is an interesting one that is likely to resonate with younger and older people a like All the best Young Adult novels provide a moral dilemma such as this and I think Amy’s encouraging a younger reader to reflect upon their opinions of trust and truth makes this Young Adult than just a ‘pop’ novelI will skip ahead a little so as not to spoil what happens once Raim breaks this unknown promise Raim is away from the town and determined to find out what this promise was who he made it to and get a solution as to how he can prove it wasn’t his fault that there has been a mistake of some kind With trust and truth being the main themes of the novel there is plenty of lies and betrayals along Raim’s journey after he has made his decision to get to the bottom of what has gone on It is a journey that is full of adventure packed with interesting characters and loaded with revelations that are likely to shock and surprise its young adult audience less so those adults who have read novels such as A Game of ThronesOverall The Oathbreaker’s Shadow is an absolutely fantastic debut and I can say without a doubt it was one of the finest debuts of 2013 My hope is that once this ‘duology’ is complete Amy takes an even bolder step to writing a longer novel with a deeper complex plot aimed at adult fantasy readers I think that if she chooses to shed the YA genre’s constraints and can combine her literary and descriptive abilities with a complex plot we’ll all be treated to her full abilities as a writer That said this adult can’t fricken wait for the seuel

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The Oathbreaker's ShadowU 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 th. This is a rough book to fairly rate but my review falls somewhere on the lower side of the 3 star range It's just that this book is all over the place and that makes it hard to really 100% comprehend everything that's laid out McCulloch should get credit for creating a magic system that is actually fascinating The concept of promise knots and the events that unfold if you break one are solidly interesting The execution and explanation of this magic system Not so much For as long as it took to set things up and all the info dumps that were present I really felt lost for a long time in this story The magic system is there but it's not well explained and that's frustratingThe other part of this book that was rough for me was the lack of character development I'm a very character driven reader and I like to feel like my protagonists are learning and growing I didn't feel that way during my read although I admit that I did like Raim overall I just felt like he spent so long trying to find the secret behind his knot and then right when he was close the book went on all sorts of tangents It just didn't flow and Raim just didn't grow and that made it hard for me to really connect with this storyI think there's a lot of good things in The Oathbreaker's Shadow I think that the premise overall is solid and that with a little bit love this book could have been great I am actually interested to see what happens next to be honest