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Oath of Gold (1989)

by Elizabeth Moon

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OK, the end is pretty much torture porn. She can survive anything 'cause she's super tough and it only makes her stronger. We get it.

The rest of the book is worth it, though, and the series has definitely become a favorite. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
Paks is a wonderful, amazingly brave person and I wish I could meet her one day. Her growing strength with the Kuakgan is a wonderful thing to behond. I think the Kuakgan is my favorite character in the entire series, well, behind Paks of course. When she leaves him I became a little bit sad but that is okay for her life with the rangers was also interesting. She's slowly coming into powers she didn't believe she would ever acquire and to experience these events with her feels like I am experiencing them myself. As the story unfolds I find I am shocked and awed by turns, this book is full of surprises, although one of the greatest ones I find I knew for a long time. The ending of this book both irritates and surprises for Paks takes on her greatest quest yet, and to finish it she goes into the hands of some very nasty people but the gods smile upon her and grant her peace and acceptance. It was a good ending to an amazing story. ( )
  mariahsidhe | May 12, 2016 |
Paks is back in this one. Action progresses without all the murky D&D-ish running around blindly in underground passages or mountain trails that really plagued my last nerve in last book. Author's writing and the characters elevate it above some of the formula epic fantasy stuff. A little slow considering all the heavyhanded foreshadowing to actually get to the ending I bet every reader saw coming. But a satisfying finish to the trilogy and one of author's first works. ( )
  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
Paks is back in this one. Action progresses without all the murky D&D-ish running around blindly in underground passages or mountain trails that really plagued my last nerve in last book. Author's writing and the characters elevate it above some of the formula epic fantasy stuff. A little slow considering all the heavyhanded foreshadowing to actually get to the ending I bet every reader saw coming. But a satisfying finish to the trilogy and one of author's first works. ( )
  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
Having lost all sense of her courage, Paks wanders the Eight Kingdoms lost and alone, a broken warrior scorned by the rest of society. Through her wandering she realizes she's ended back in Brewersbridge, a place where she did a great deed before. In her despair Paks visit's the Kuakgan's grove, offering all of her meager worldly possessions in tribute. The Kuakgan sets himself the task to heal Paks' illness so he can get her back on the path of her true destiny.

Oath of Gold is the third and final book of The Deed of Paksenarrion. It's a story about recovery, redemption and sacrifice. In this book we come full circle. It's great to see Paks realize just how far she's come when she revisits places she only knew as a recruit and to finally grow into her full potential.

While parts still feel somewhat like a D&D campaign, making the story predictable at times, Moon breaks away from this by the end. I was able to guess the big reveal and yet the story had enough surprises to keep it interesting.

It is a great ending to a great series. While I know Moon has written more books in the same world I hope some day she will continue Paksenarrion's story. ( )
  Narilka | Jan 20, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Moon, ElizabethAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davies, KevinCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kanmert Sjölander, MolleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Dyck, JenniferNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Oath of blood is Liart's bane
Oath of death is for the slain
Oath of stone the rockfolk swear
Oath of iron is Tir's domain,
Oath pf silver liars dare
Oath of gold will yet remain . . .
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The village seemed faintly familiar, but most villages were much alike.
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Running away to become a soldier rather than marry the man her family had chosen for her, Paksenarrion, a sheep farmer's daughter, becomes a legendary heroine to her people.
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The final book in "The Deed of Paksenarrion" trilogy finds Paks waiting to fulfill her destiny to be a palladin by serving as an ordinary soldier in the Duke's company, where her growing powers alert her that evil forces are closing in on the Duke.

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