The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch
Doubleday Canada, 2013. 9780385678261
Interest Level: Grades 5 and Up
In Darham, promises mean everything; once you make a promise, you are bound by it. Breaking a promise will leave a scar and turn you into an outcast. Raim, a fifteen-year-old training to become a member of the elite Yun guard, has worn a promise around his wrist for his entire life, but he has no idea what that promise is. Raim sets off on a quest to uncover the promise: will he succeed?