Oath of Fealty (Paladin’s Legacy Series) [Elizabeth Moon, Jennifer VanDyck] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the original trilogy starring . For the first time in nearly twenty years, Elizabeth Moon returns to the thrilling realm of her superb Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy. Thanks to. In Oath of Fealty, book one of Paladin’s Legacy, two neighboring realms each get a new king–and both kings face personal danger and social unrest.

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Or some of them. The story arc is complete in each volume, though elements detective, sidekick, office politics may carry through. Dorrin herself is a mage and her taking over her family holdings and finding out just how evil they were and working to undo it all is the stuff of real exciting high fantasy. Some readers may think they’re too good, but I find it so refreshing in these days of grim and morally gray fantasy.

Oath of Fealty

Dorrin Duke Verrakai, meanwhile, in her role as Constable of Tsaia, faces her severest challenge yet when a member of the royal succession manifests the felaty talent Tsaian law will not tolerate while under her guardianship. Jim Baen changed his mind, read the books, and then published them.

Joshua went back to Baen, pointing out that his writer was a Mopn veteran, and the dismissive rejection without reading was an insult. When I first saw her, and the state of her front feet, and the generally depressed, miserable expression, I almost walked away.


This last question is sort of explained toward the end of the book. I haven’t read the Paks books in years, so in some ways I was like elizabsth new reader. Worse, we follow two other characters, who likewise are faced with a laundry list of mundane business. And that brings up the issue of a series versus a multi-volume story. Book One Author s: After that the novel is split into basically three stories – Dorrin, who is now a Lord charged with cleaning up her family’s holding using her magery against their evil magery; Arcolin, now head of Kieri Phelan’s feallty troop and his travels with a single cohort and Kieri Phelan’s story as he tries to take over as King.

He dlizabeth himself and his ability to fill the shoes of the man the went before him, a man that the entire Company respected beyond measure.

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Acting swiftly, Mikeli strikes at the powerful family behind the attack: Onewooga You absolutely can, though I think the Paks books are well worth the read and still my favorite, even though I’m enjoying reading this new series. Feb 04, Vyvyan rated it it was ok Shelves: This is definitely Elizabeth Moon at her very best. Molly — three days ago. Like real life, more things keep happening They encounter challenges, each one handled absolutely perfectly as the honestest, justest, honorablest person could ever handle the situation.

A lot of the other characters are in these books, but you don’t really need the full back story to get them.


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The kid was miserable at the thought. No one understands why magery is appearing now–what caused it, who is responsible, how it can be stopped–or how society can change to live with it.

It’s a limited rating system and while I can’t say I like these as well as I do the Paksenarrion trilogy there are a lot of books I don’t like that well that I rate 5 stars Moreover he told that story on himself, repeatedly. While I don’t like this these as I’m halfway through Kings of the North nearly as well as the trilogy, I do find them well done and satisfying.

I’ve never been a big sci-fi fan but a elizabetj of the stories in that book were very entertaining.

Oc now know this isn’t a trilogy as I finished the third book and it ends in a cliff hanger type ending Where are your streams of revenue and how many campaigns do you need to do to support your villagers? But things are once more beginning to tick over in writer-brain.

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