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The Oathbreaker's Shadow

(2013)
(The first book in the Knots series)
A novel by

 
 
In the land of Darhan, promises are bound by magic, tied into knots, and worn with pride. Those who break them are physically scarred, cast out into the desert, and stalked by vengeful shadows of their treachery. Fifteen-year-old Raim, the best young fighter ever to train for the elite Yun guard, has worn a simple knot around his wrist for as long as he can remember. He doesn't know where it came from and barely thinks about it at all. But on the most important day of his life, when Raim agrees to give his life as a warrior to the future king, that knot bursts into flames and sears a dark mark into his skin. Now scarred as an oathbreaker, Raim has two options: run or die.
"An excellent choice for those looking for a compelling and detailed fantasy novel." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Middle-school readers looking to get lost in another world will enjoy this adventure-packed read." - BOOKLIST
"An intriguing start to McCulloch's planned series." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"The most compelling new fantasy I've read in years." - Jonathan Stroud, author of Lockwood & Co and the Bartimaeus books
"Brilliant. Absolutely gripping from the start, a complete joy and a great new voice." - Conn Iggulden, author of the internationally bestselling Empire series
"The Oathbreaker's Shadow is a very promising debut in what bodes to be an electrifying duology. Unusual magic set in an exotic location and nomadic culture lures the reader to total immersion in Raim's world." - Robin Hobb, internationally bestselling author of the Farseer trilogy

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Used availability for Amy McCulloch's The Oathbreaker's Shadow

Hardback Editions

June 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Oathbreaker's Shadow (Knots 1)
Author(s): Amy McCulloch
ISBN: 0-85753-181-6 / 978-0-85753-181-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Childrens
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June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Oathbreaker's Shadow
Author(s): Amy McCulloch
ISBN: 0-385-67824-X / 978-0-385-67824-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Oathbreaker's Shadow
Author(s): Amy McCulloch
ISBN: 0-7387-4405-0 / 978-0-7387-4405-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flux
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Oathbreaker's Shadow (Knots 1)
Author(s): Amy McCulloch
ISBN: 0-552-56636-5 / 978-0-552-56636-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Oathbreaker's Shadow
Author(s): Amy McCulloch
ISBN: 0-385-67826-6 / 978-0-385-67826-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Oathbreaker's Shadow
Author(s): Amy McCulloch
ISBN: 0-85753-182-4 / 978-0-85753-182-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Childrens
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Oathbreaker's Shadow
Author(s): Amy McCulloch
Publisher: Flux
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June 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Oathbreaker's Shadow (Knots 1)
Author(s): Amy McCulloch
Publisher: RHCP Digital
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June 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Oathbreaker's Shadow (Knots Sequence)
Author(s): Amy McCulloch
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA