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The real Gird was indeed a peasant who led his people to freedom from oppression–but he was also a kath and complicated man whose great virtues were paired with great weaknesses. The lurking depression that had been around for years, up and down, burgeoned into oc serious clinical depression. We trudged with Paks through drill and training and first fight and gradually learned about wider matters, including magic, until the gripping end of the trilogy.

I respected his willingness to change his mind, and even more his willingness elkzabeth admit error in public. All this of course had the effect of making me very nostalgic for the original series, so I had to go back and read those. But in Oath of Fealty, set back in Paks’ world, the author’s skill is in full force.

Some of the ideas about good and evi Apparently I have two reading modes anymore: It is a slow build up, with a sprint to the end, then a screeching stop, and damnit I need the next book, because this story is definitely not finished at all! Other books in the series. They started using me as the rules person, available to look up things in the books.

So none of that time was wasted, really.

Nor is the crown prince of Tsaia, Mikeli Mahieran, exempt from the intrigue and excitement reignited in this new series. Poverty, hunger, fear, and anger shaped this future leader, whose weakness for drink almost ended his cause–and his life.

It was relatively simple town of maybecover local news but not local politics, we have a reporter assigned to that. Typical Elizabeth Moon, this book had tons of detail in it of every day living, how to run an army, a Kingdom, a Dukedom.


Paksenarrion is barely present in this book at all.

Following that class, within a month or two, I noticed that the county biweekly paper was looking for a new stringer in the town where I live. Moon fans who previously read the Deed of Paksnarrion.

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Hmmm…maybe there were a few scorch marks, after all. Trade paperback oaath, new covers, all that. Apparently I have two reading modes anymore: Closer at hand, the men and women who shaped Paks as a young recruit and mercenary soldier are in their turn changed by what she did–and by her character. I really enjoyed every moment of reading this book.

And now to settle down and do a massive re-read of Deeds and Legacy of Gird. View all 6 comments. Aug 21 30th Anniversary Edition Posted: A good start to reintroduce us to the world of Paksenarrion. February, Limits of Power The unthinkable has occurred in cealty kingdom of Lyonya.

My one issue with it was probably the absolutes of good and evil – one of the major plot points is that an entire family is Pure Evil and must be eradicated. Too much referential information.

I have been up far too late into the night with this, Moon’s writing is just too good and I’m devouring it much too fast. Thank you, Baen Books, for giving me that break and the start of my writing career.

Send your manuscripts to editors whose choices you like to read. This is always a strong point for Moon, and it’s no different here.

How much of the legend on which an entire religion was based could be true? This new sequence picks up where the last Paks book leaves off. Like most featy, I passed some other writers who had less success, as measured by reviews, the advances on contracts, and so on, and was passed by other writers who had more.

What prompted you, what inspired you, what led you…? So, while in my opinion not quite as good as the Paks trilogy still an excellent read. After six months they raised my pay to six dollars feealty column and later eight and then years later grand moment fifteen.


To ask other readers questions about Oath of Fealtyplease sign up. Each book, standing alone, is rather like one in a row of storage units. Moon has deftly set into motion the beginnings of what looks to be yet another stellar epic fantasy. This story is a bit different than Paks, as it follows several principal characters, and therefore is more clearly split into segments. It picks up immediately after the completion of the prior trilogy and allows us to see that the end of the epic tale is actually just the beginning of the political struggles at await And how many words would I have to write every month, even assuming every word sold, to make a living, she asked.

It was mostly about his initial attempts to take over power and get along with the elves. But his essential dishonesty, his inability to face the truth about himself, doomed him and his followers, and set the Fellowship of Gird on a path very different from that Gird would have chosen. I need it less now my mind can play music though not as well. This book ends and Kings of the North opens on that dlizabeth.

For dark forces are gathering against them, knit in a fewlty conspiracy more sinister – and far more ancient – than they can imagine. In contrast, a true multi-volume work has one main story arc that needs several volumes to complete, while each volume has sub-arcs in support of the main one think Gothic architecture.

Oath of Fealty

When her father tells her she must marry the neighbor’s son, she runs away from home to elizabethh the mercenary company her cousin told her about. Jan 22, Dan rated it it was amazing Shelves: He started trying to sell the Paks books, initially with no success. The queen of the Elves–known as the Lady–is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers.