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The Oath: A Novel by Frank E. Peretti
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The Oath: A Novel (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Frank E. Peretti (Author)

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Title:The Oath: A Novel
Authors:Frank E. Peretti (Author)
Info:W Pub Group (1995), Edition: First Edition, 512 pages
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Set in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, an isolated old mining town experiences several bizarre incidents for which biologist Steve Benson and deputy Sheriff Tracy Ellis seek answers. Suspenseful and spellbinding.
  Indiancreek | Jan 1, 2018 |
"An ancient sin. A deadly oath. A town with a deadly secret . . . "
  MerrittGibsonLibrary | Jul 5, 2016 |
Hutch read this one first; then he enjoyed it so much he lent it to me. This is an amazing tale turning an average sinner's life into a horror story. It brings sin to your own back door, and you can feel it breathing fire down your neck. If you aren't a Christian before you read this book, you probably will be one afterwards. Rating - 5 stars due to amazing imagery, especially with the descriptions of the beast ( )
  SesquipedalianSays | Jan 19, 2015 |
If this book were much shorter, it might have some chance of success. As is, though, the heavy-handed nature of the book, and the easy predictability of it all (from very early on), end up making it somewhat tedious, and far from frightening.

The plot of the work, and the downfalls/stereotypes of the respective characters, are so easily pinpointed and predicted early on that there's not much here to find compelling, aside from the short sections of narrative and the relatively fast-paced plot. Those things manage to drive the book forward for perhaps half of it, but at that point, it becomes obvious that the characters have little to no depth, and the book itself is written toward such a single and heavy-handed theme that there's just not much to be entertained by.

In the end, I didn't find this scary, or particularly interested once I realized where everything was going (around page 50 or 75, perhaps, of a 550 page novel). I won't be reading anymore of Peretti's writing. ( )
  whitewavedarling | Sep 21, 2014 |
I have read a few of Peretti's and this one like others is very engaging and hard to put down. ( )
  krista.rutherford | Aug 10, 2014 |
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Dan, Mike, Chaz & Dave,

You know what?
It's been great doing things that make sense-basically. Moses only had two guys to hold up his arms-I've had four.
Thanks, guys."
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Under cover of darkness, something evil is at work in Hyde River, an old mining town deep in the mountains. Its latest victim, nature photographer Cliff Benson, was brutally killed while camping -- and his wife Evelyn has been driven nearly mad by what she saw, but she can't remember what it was. The sheriff thinks a rogue bear killed Cliff. But townspeople whisper -- and Cliff's death is just the latest in a long string of bizarre "accidents." Cliff's brother Steve is determined to find out the truth about what's concealed in the old caverns near Hyde River, a mystery that the local folk legends only hint at.

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In the 1880s, a fiery preacher is hanged in a mining town by people who reject God in favor of Reason. The people's sins give birth to a dragon which to this day terrorizes the area. The story is recounted by a wildlife biologist who meets the dragon while investigating killer-bears. By the author of This Present Darkness.… (more)

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