Oath Breaker
Oath Breaker

The UK cover of Oath Breaker

Author: Michelle Paver
Illustrator: Geoff Taylor
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Published Date: 2008
Pages: 319 pp (first edition, hardback)
Preceded by: Outcast
Followed by: Ghost Hunter

Oath Breaker is the fifth book in the series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver.


Torak and Bale are skinboating. Bale tells Torak that he wants Renn to be his mate. Torak leaves Bale angrily and sets up camp for the night. In the morning, down by the shore Torak finds Bale's dead body, only to find he did not trip of a cliff, but Thiazzi's tokoroth pushed him. Torak swears on his three souls to avenge Bale. He, Fin-Keddin, Renn and Wolf set off for the Deep Forest, despite Saeunn's warnings that Fin-Keddin will not reach the Deep Forest. Torak starts getting angry with grief about Bale. Soon they fall into a trap set by Thiazzi who knew he was being followed. Fin-Keddin broke three ribs and comments: "So Saeunn was right, I won't reach the deep forest". They meet a man called Gaup, who had his hand chopped of by the Auroch Clan, of the Deep Forest. Fin-Keddin and Gaup set off back to the Open Forest.