Oath Breaker (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #5)
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. Oath Breaker is a story about keeping promises and the true cost of vengeance.
I think that Torak went a little bit crazy with revenge, Ren was finding it hard to get through to him.
I really liked how Thiazzi was pretending to be both the Forest Horse Mage and the Red Deer Mage and he tricked them completely. When Thiazzi revealed himself to be both mages, I was very surprised.
Wolf has been my long-time favourite, and I really liked how he found a mate (Darkfur) and had pups. I also really liked how Darkfur abandoned the pack because she was missing Wolf, I thought that was very sweet. But I didn't really like how, after Wolf found out that Torak was "not-wolf", he ran away and abandoned him and needed Darkfur to help him see past their differences. He should know that Torak is a wolf no matter what he was born as. I think that Wolf was the one keeping Torak and Ren all together, so when he abandoned them for Darkfur, their pack was just not complete.
I really liked how at the end, Wolf, Torak, Ren, Darkfur and the new pups were all a pack at the end, how Wolf got over that Torak was a human and not a wolf, and still remembered that he was his pack-brother anyway, and wolves don't abandon other wolves.
But other than that I thought it was a really good book. Definitely recommend it!
I was content with Oathbreaker. I felt really sad for Torak when Bale dies at the start, and I would've sought vengeance too, but not so fiercely. I didn't really like how he and Wolf were very separated in this book. Their 'family' is not very complete without Wolf. Renn insists on going with Torak though he obviously doesn't want help and wants vengeance to be his, but he realizes he needs Renn. This book had a nice plot, though I don't really want to compare it with the previous books because this one doesn't seem like the best of all of them. Still, it had an interesting storyline, and it kepy my interest.