3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An Excellent Read,
This review is from: Sheepfarmer's Daughter: Book 1: Deed of Paksenarrion Series (Paperback)
If you like tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things (as I do) then you'll probably enjoy this trilogy. Paks is a refreshingly genuine female character who works hard to be who she wants and it's this struggle that elevates her from the dullness "nice" characters often suffer from. Unfortunately when I read the first two books the third wasn't published here (UK - it is now) and I have never been so eager to read a sequel in my life! I was itching to get it and had it imported.
On the down side it is a little formulaic and I find the constant parallels in modern fantasy with Tolkien increasingly tiresome. The level of realism is sound in so far as it is detailed without becoming like an essay on the problems of keeping chainmail clean or what have you. This is not an "important" book (whatever they are), but it is a damn good read.