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The Deed of Paksenarrion: A Novel (edition 1992)

by Elizabeth Moon

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Title:The Deed of Paksenarrion: A Novel
Authors:Elizabeth Moon
Info:Baen (1992), Paperback, 1040 pages
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Tags:fantasy, traditional, military, series, paks

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Overall I liked the series. It's not your normal fantasy and I liked that. It does hit our heroine pretty hard and even dip a bit into torture porn territory at the end, but but mostly the gritty realism made the story more believable. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
Terrible. I hoped that the author’s experience in real combat would make this an interesting novel, but instead it just bogged the story down with boring and completely unnecessary details. She feels the need to describe every type of mud, but Paks’ training to be a soldier still somehow feels like a montage. Add to that unrealistic dialog, a plot that *still* hadn’t started at page 131, evil characters who are VERY VERY evil and good characters who are VERY VERY good, and you have yourself a piece of drek. I feel no need to finish the book (because A)the characters have no personalities whatsoever, B)the main character is a boring Mary-Sue, and C)there is no plot), let alone the series. At least Mercedes Lackey’s Arrows of the Queen had a feel of joy to it; this is just one long slog through cliché-land. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
This book is actually the first three Paksenarrion novels combined into a single book, so it's quite long. Loved it. The main character develops along the way, maturing into her chosen life. The world developed by the author is rich, consistent with other fantasy worlds but unique enough to be interesting. We get the elves, and the magic horse, and the hidden prince -- it's a world worth spending a few weeks in. ( )
  TerriBooks | Jan 14, 2016 |
My favorite depiction of a fantasy paladin. I wish Ms. Moon would write more fantasy. I have given away several copies of this over the years something I've never done with any other book.

It has just come to my attention through the goodreads blogs that Ms. Moon is working on a trilogy of sequels! Hooray! ( )
  GSB68 | May 19, 2015 |
I liked the idea, but not the execution, and I didn't finish it. Some parts worked for me (e.g. when something was happening), but I found large parts to be boring.
  zjakkelien | Oct 26, 2014 |
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Sheepfarmer's Daughter
In a sheepfarmer's low stone house, high in the hills above Three Firs, two swords hang now above the mantelpiece.
Divided Allegiance
While all Siniava's troops had surrendered, Kieri Phelan's troops assumed they'd be going back to Valdaire -- even, perhaps, to the north again.
Oath of Gold
The village seemed faintly familiar, but most villages were much alike.
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Paksenarrion wasn't planning to submit to an unwelcome marriage and a lifetime of poverty, so she left her village with a plan and her grandfather's sword. And a few weeks later, she was installed as Duke Phelan's newest recruit in a company of soldiers for hire, her arms training about to begin. But when Paks sees combat, she's stabbed with an ensorcelled knife and barely survives. Then the near-misses start mounting up, raising questions about this young fighter. Is she attracting evil because she is a danger to them all? Or is there another reason malignant forces seek her life? Paks will face the spider-minions of the Webmistress Achrya, orcs and the corrupted men who serve blood mage Liart, Master of Torments. She will also earn the gratitude of elves and of her Duke. And through conflict she will learn she has powers of her own and a destiny. To become a gods-chosen Paladin of Gird, and a target for the ultimate torture.
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A compilation of the high heroic fantasy novels revolving around the female character Paksenarrion.

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