By Frank Peretti
Reviewer: Courtney Skelton
From the book:
Something evil is at work in Hyde River, an isolated
mining town in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Under the cover of darkness, a predator strikes
without warning, taking life in the most chilling
and savage fashion. The community of Hyde River
watches in terror as residents suddenly vanish.
Yet, the more locals are pressed for information,
the more they close ranks, sworn to secrecy by their
forefather' hidden sins. Only when Hyde River's
secrets are exposed is the true extent of the danger
fully revealed. What the town discovers is something
far more deadly than anything they'd imagined. Something
that doesn't just stalk its victims, but has the
power to turn hearts black with decay as it slowly
fills their souls with darkness.
The Oath is science fiction
writing at its very best. Gripping, right from the
beginning. A multitude of great characters, that
came across as genuine and real as if the story
is an actual re-enactment. Great flow. It did move
at a snail’s pace at some points but that
only had me wanting to read faster and to keep going.
Now having read it, looking back, it is amazing
to see where the story started and how far it goes
as well as how many different directions it goes
in as well as how many facets it has throughout
the tale. I recommend reading this.