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REVIEW ↠ Oath of Fealty Paladins Legacy #1 à ❰Ebook❯ ➦ Oath of Fealty Paladins Legacy #1 Author Elizabeth Moon – Elizabeth Moon’s bestselling science fiction novels featuring Kylara Vatta have earned her rave reviews and comparison to such giants as Robert Heinlein and Lois McMaster BujoldSuddenly faces the threat of a coup Acting swiftly Mikeli strikes at the powerful family behind the attack the Verrakaien magelords possessing ancient sorcery steeped in death and evil Mikeli’s survival and that of Tsaia depend on the only Verrakai whose magery is not tainted with innocent blood   Two kings stand at a pivotal point in the history of their worlds For dark forces are gathering against them knit in a secret conspiracy sinister and far ancient than they can imagine And even Paks may find her gods given magic and peerless fighting skills stretched to the limit and beyond. The Paladin's Legacy series picks up surprisingly immediately after the end of the original Paksenarrion trilogy There are a number of things left unsettled by Duke Phelan's elevation to king of a different kingdom and that is pretty much the glue that holds what could be a disjointed book togetherOverall there's four different plot threads with limited mobility between them and Oath of Fealty swings through the set of them two or three times The opening concentrates on part of Phelan's mercenary company and Arcolin who finds out he is now the pro tem head of the company at the start of the novel This is the second biggest thread of the novel and is very well done with the internal workings of the company sliding into the particulars of a contract This is always a strong point for Moon and it's no different hereThe smallest arc deals with PhelanKieri himself and has some very interesting moments and I expect this will lead into much important doings in later books But at the moment it's mostly just there It does spin off the fourth arc of the book featuring Dorrin and the Verrakai family that has been a source of villains This gets a lot of attention in the middle and opens up some new cans of worms before merging with the second arc or the book Second in that it is the second one you encounter reading the book and deals with doings in the capital of Tsaia and provides some of the initial 'push' of the plotPaksenarrion is barely present in this book at all She does show up and helps out at some important points but this is really of a history of the area that Deed of Paksenarrion takes place in that is Tsaia Lyonya and parts of Aarenis than any sort of work focused on one person as the original trilogy effectively was Despite that it's tightly written enough to still work and comes to a satisfactory ending It has been just long enough since I read the original books that I needed a fair amount of mental prodding to remember many details and therefore I feel some confidence in saying you can pick up the books at this point though I definitely recommend reading Deed first


Elizabeth Moon’s bestselling science fiction novels featuring Fealty Paladins Epub #217 Kylara Vatta have earned her Oath of PDFEPUB or rave reviews and comparison to such giants as Robert Heinlein and Lois McMaster of Fealty Paladins Epub #217 Bujold But as Moon’s devoted fans know she started her career as a fantasy writer The superb trilogy known as The Deed of Paksenarrion is widely judged to be one of the great post Tolkien fantasies a masterpiece of sustained world building and realistic military action Now Moon returns to this thrilling realm for the first time in nearly twen. OkayI was going to go 4 stars on this because it's not as good or absorbing as the Paksenarrion Trilogy On the other hand it's better than many books I've given 4 stars limited options here Again with half star wish Oh well I'll compromise For now I won't put it among my favorites But it is an excellent readThe book is billed as being in the Paksenarrion universe and it is Paks herself is in the background of the story showing up as a sort of bit player Or possibly than that but without playing a large part at least here In this volume we pick up almost at the moment of the closing of Oath of Gold and go on with the stories of the Duke Kieri Phelanaka King Dorrin and others I read one reviewer who said that this would be a good place to start if you hadn't read the trilogy as it starts coherently This is true but if you haven't read the trilogy don't miss it As good as this volume is and it's excellent the trilogy that sets it up The Deed of Paksenarrion is superb and even betterI was prepared when I started here to be disappointed as I've not been enthralled by Moon's space operas and as anyone who's read my reviews and comments knows I loved the Paks books The idea that I wasn't continuing the story of Paks herself was a bit of a put off for me I'm glad to say that I was wrong 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 satisfyingDo they have a drawback I'd say that the plot construction is a bit weak as it's so decentralized However that may be taken care of when all three of these books are published The first book ends or less at a sort of pause in the action and the next book Kings of the North as mentioned above picks up as this book is ending Literally This book ends and Kings of the North opens on that sceneSo while in my opinion not uite as good as the Paks trilogy still an excellent read Speaking for myself I enjoyed it immensely Update Originally reviewed May 2012Just a noteI now know this isn't a trilogy as I finished the third book and it ends in a cliff hanger type endingsigh Well I'll have to call it a series not a trilogy I guess They're still good though UpdateUpon thinking it over I came back and upped the rating to 5 stars 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 starsso 5 stars and recommended

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Oath of Fealty Paladins Legacy #1Ty years The result another classic in the makingThanks to Paks’s courage and sacrifice the long vanished heir to the half elven kingdom of Lyonya has been revealed as Kieri Phelan a formidable mercenary captain who earned a title and enemies in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia Now as Kieri ascends a throne he never sought he must come to terms with his own half elven heritage while protecting his new kingdom from his old enemies and those he has not yet discoveredMeanwhile in Tsaia Prince Mikeli prepares for his own coronation But when an assassination attempt nearly succeeds Mikeli. This is definitely Elizabeth Moon at her very best The difference between her writing now and when she wrote the original Paks trilogy is huge and Oath of Fealty is far multi layered and less Dungeons and Dragons y than the first three Paks booksOath sees a change of focus from Paks onto other people in the novels bringing into focus Kieri the new King of Lyonya and Dorrin originally one of Kieri's captains but now promoted to Lord Verrakai as all her relatives are placed under attainder because of their use of magery for evil in the previous book Oath of Gold The development of Dorrin's character and storyline is especially gripping and I found myself reading far too late into the night as I just wanted to know what happens next It's nice to see a new visit to a beloved fantasy world All too often a return like this can seem forced or stale but Elizabeth Moon has brought new multilayered life to Paksworld and it's all the better for itUpdated May 2014 Rereading and still as gripping as the first time around 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 Love the Stammel storyline what a horrible thing to happen to one of the best characters from the original series