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The Deed of Paksenarrion Paperback – 8 Oct 1993

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  • Paperback: 1040 pages
  • Publisher: Baen Books (8 Oct. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555940021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555940027
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.6 x 4.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,401,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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.

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By A Customer on 10 July 1998
Format: Paperback
I don't know how I missed this series over the years. It was recently recommended to me by a friend and I found a copy at the bookstore. I sat down for a minute to read the first few pages thinking that if it was any good I would have read it when it first came out. Well, an hour later and sixty pages into the book I didn't want to put it away to go pay for it. I did go ahead and get this combination volume rather than trying to find all three volumes and I recommend that to everyone.
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!
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This has been one of my favourite reads for such along time now. Now released as all three boks of the original trilogy in one volume of chunky Paksennarion goodness.

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.
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I just picked out this book at random to read and i found it to be a be quite a good. It's actually 3 books, trilogy of The Deed of Paksenarrion originally published in the late 80's. Having recently been reading authors like Steven Erikson and G.R.R.M, i find this book to be lighter fantasy, less complicated, and more traditional fantasy like Tolken. As i said its pretty good and if your looking for a lighter fantasy with lots of battles and a bit of magic then you should give it a try.
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How to even begin to review this masterpiece? Setting aside the fact that it is beautifully writen, that all the characters are well developed and full of life, that the plots are compulsive reading...setting aside all that, there is Paks. If you do not become enchanted with her, feel as she does, as you read this I'll be suprised! She is an ordinary real person tring to forge her own life rather than follow a path set before her. The book will take you on the journey of her life from the time when she runs away to the legend she becomes. It is to this day my all time favourite book and I have yet to find its equal - they say that Moon is Tolkien's true heir I say she has surpassed the master. Please just give it a go you will not regret it!
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I just got done reading one of the best epic fantasies I've read! Like the medieval ministrels Moon tells us a tale of great deeds, tragedies and truimphs of a unforgettable heroine, Paksenarrion, or Paks to her friends as you will soon be as you read her story. You will follow Paks as she decides to defy her father and not marry a pigfarmer and follow her dream to become a great warrior.You watch her as she joins a mercenary company of the leadership of the noble Duke Phelan and see the world.And what is Paks world you might ask? Paks'world is place with it's own set of myths and legends,beauty, great evil and greater good.You will watch Paks as she grows from a starry-eyes young private to a seasoned veteran in scenes of battles and wars.Moon's description of life of a medieval fantasy mercenary so realistic you would swear she was one herself.You will also see bit by bit Paks true destiny which is to become a Paladin knight in the service of Gird.Another thing that makes her endearing is that Moon makes Paks a real person.She is no unstoppable Xena clone but a real flesh and blood person with her own fears which she must conquer to reach her great destiny.Moon's world-building skills are quite impressive as you see Paks' world through her eyes.You will watch as our heroine battle great evil like followers of the sinister gods like Achrya the spinner of webs and Liart the master of Torments.The book is one of the most deeply spirtual fantasies I've ever read because there are scenes where Paks is tortured by her enemies and only her faith of her god and Gird are her only weapons.Finally you will watch as Paks fulfills her destiny by restoring a king to his kingdom and help defeat the forces of evil.I implore Ms. Moon to write another Paks novel because I want to read more of her adventures and see more of her beautiful and unforgettable world through her eyes!
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Years ago I bought the first book in this series, The Sheepfarmer's Daughter. When I got to the end of the book, I had to run straight to my book shop to get the next two books. I've reread the series many times since then and was delighted, while I was on holiday, to find it available for Kindle. I've reread it several times since downloading. You may gather I love this series. But why?

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.
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