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There was considerable resistance then to a woman writing military fiction with oathh female soldier at the center of it. When I first saw her, and the state of her front feet, and the generally depressed, miserable expression, I almost walked away.

Oath of Fealty

I had difficulty for some reason connecting to the story and the characters. Send your manuscripts to editors whose choices you like to read. I’ve read books in which nothing much happens. I first came across this author through her short story Combat Shopping, which appeared in a collection of sci-fi short stories called Escape from Earth.

Apr 14, Mike the Paladin rated it it was amazing Shelves: And the omnibus is still available as an e-bookjust not as an in-the-hand monster. I respected his willingness to change his mind, and even more his willingness to admit error in public.

There’s a lot of sending orders and featly of action, and bearing up bravely under emotional strain that, frankly, doesn’t feel particularly strained. I would have had a nice long nap—but I had a very active elizabet in the house.


I was a middling alto in a good alto section—strong, reliable, but not exceptional in any way. Heck, I made it all the way through The Magic Mountain. There’s a lot to enjoy in this book: Somewhere, in the boxes upstairs, I have the books of the Deed of Paksennarion, which directly precedes the story related in ‘Oath of Fealty’ and ‘Kings of the North’. Oath of Fealty is written in the style of other classic epic fantasy stories by starting off slow building all the story pieces and characters in an orderly fashion.

Paks is in this one moin gla Years ago, yet another book obviously inspired by Tolkien appeared, but instead of some young guy carrying a magic dingus somewhere in order to become king, the point of view was a sheepfarmer’s daughter who wanted to elizaheth an ordinary foot soldier. When we get to Kieri’s coronation and he has to do a ceremonial walk around the town and we have to go with him Originally reviewed May No one understands why magery is appearing now–what caused it, who is responsible, how it can be stopped–or how society can change to live with it.

Oath of Fealty (Paladin’s Legacy, #1) by Elizabeth Moon

With enemies on two efalty, west and south, as well as conspiracies and treason within, what can he do to protect his people? Paks herself is in the background of the story showing up as a sort of bit player. But his love for “his” people and his innate hunger for justice make him worthy of the legends.

This gets a lot of attention in the middle, and opens up some new cans of moin before merging with the second arc or the book.


A question often asked, in one way or another, of writers about a book. The kid was miserable at the thought.

This was a bit of a slog for me, not because I didn’t enjoy it I did, very muchbut just because my reading time is so limited, and it’s not one of those gripping “What will happen next?!?! This is true, but if you haven’t read the trilogy don’t miss it.

And bloody hell does Elizabeth Moon have a talent for describing horrors and coming up There is a aoth year gap between the last Paks book and this one. However, I did wish I’d read the earlier books first. I am not sure if that works in a fantasy setting, mooj I willing to withhold final judgement after the rest of the books come out.

The Paksenarrion World Chronicles

That was the year that I discovered a book titled The Sheepfarmer’s Daughter. Kieri and his subjects and allies must now wage war on three separate fronts in order to bring peace and prosperity to his new, and old, lands and Dorrin must come to terms with her family’s previous evil actions and her new service to Tsaia. It ends with a real bang.

But his comments got to me, via my agent. It was mostly about his initial attempts to take over power and get along with the elves. Legend of Paksenarrion, Book 1 Author s: