The Deed of Paksenarrion Paperback – 8 Oct 1993
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"Brilliant . . . the excitement of high heroic adventure . . . will enchant the reader." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Classic high fantasy about a young warrior who leaves her home to find a better life. Through war, courage and the favour of gods she makes her mark - and her deeds will become legend. This omnibus contains the entire Paksenarrion trilogy: Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Divided Allegiance and Oath of Gold. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Sometimes it pays to wait for a book because then you can read it and its sequels all at once, and I did. It took a while and I had to put up with a few inconveniences like sleep, food, friends, etc but it was well worth it. This definitely ranks as one of the best that I've ever read and I have read a few. I also have the prequel, the Legacy of Gird and can't wait to get to that as well.
Again - read this book!
So why is to so good?
Okay, on the surface this is a fairly traditional story of farmgirl becomes hero. But the path she treads is very different. Paks joins the mercenaries and learns about the dirty reality of warfare. She has adventures along the way but ultimately finds that her work is unfulfilling she craves something more. In the end, her distiny leads her to becoming something very special.
I don't want to give away huge chunks of plot, but for me, this is the single best example of what a Paladin might truly be like should they have existed. Paks is endearing, naive and innocent and becomes something amazing. You will smile with her, cry for her when her world is darkest, and cheer for her when she overcomes danger.
I can only say Bravo Elizabeth Moon. I loved these books, I still love them.
For a start we have a strong female lead, which was rare enough when these books were first written. This is no lightweight series: it deals with complex issues of misogyny, stereotyping, abuse and torture, social conformity, wars, religion, spirituality, faith, healing ... Paksenarrion has a difficult road but comes out triumphant, in unexpected ways. Laugh, cry, scream or shout - throw the book across the room ... love it or hate it, it's hard not to have a reaction to this story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a book that I have read many times with great enjoyment. Each time I return to the universe of Paksenarrion I am drawn in once more to the characters and their struggles. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karin Doull
Love this book and it's one I will re-read always.
Paks is a character you want to be, innocent, honest and tough and very loyal.
I'd missed out on this excellent fantasy series when it was first published. Now it has been produced in an omnibus edition so it's a good long read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Darlo reader
This omnibus edition includes all three books: Sheepfarmer’s Daughter, Divided Allegiance and Oath of Gold. Read morePublished 11 months ago by NotAnotherFieryRedhead