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Crown of Renewal: Paladin's Legacy, Book 5 | [Elizabeth Moon]

Crown of Renewal: Paladin's Legacy, Book 5

The mysterious reappearance of magery throughout the land has been met with suspicion, fear, and violence. In the kingdom of Lyonya, Kieri, the half-elven, half-human king, struggles to balance the competing demands of his heritage while fighting a deadly threat to his rule: evil elves linked in some way to the rebirth of magic. Meanwhile, in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia, a set of ancient artifacts recovered by the former mercenary Dorrin Verrakai may hold the answer to the riddle of magery’s return.
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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed author Elizabeth Moon spins gripping, richly imagined epic fantasy novels that have earned comparisons to the work of such authors as Robin Hobb and Lois McMaster Bujold. In this volume, Moon’s brilliant masterwork reaches its triumphant conclusion.

The mysterious reappearance of magery throughout the land has been met with suspicion, fear, and violence. In the kingdom of Lyonya, Kieri, the half-elven, half-human king, struggles to balance the competing demands of his heritage while fighting a deadly threat to his rule: evil elves linked in some way to the rebirth of magic.

Meanwhile, in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia, a set of ancient artifacts recovered by the former mercenary Dorrin Verrakai may hold the answer to the riddle of magery’s return. Thus Dorrin embarks on a dangerous quest to return these relics of a bygone age to their all-but-mythical place of origin. What she encounters there will change her in unimaginable ways - and spell doom or salvation for the entire world.

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    Donna Moriarty, NM, United States 06-15-14
    Donna Moriarty, NM, United States 06-15-14

    DonnaInNM

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    "Closure"

    I enjoyed the wrap up of the multiple story lines. Was a little disappointed with Camwin's story but others more than made up for it. I would recommend especially if you are a big fan of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anita 06-05-14
    Anita 06-05-14

    artist for 10 yrs I've worked in the realm of 3D environments for miniature wargames. I Lstn while I work Re: Foofighterubu Wargame Terrain

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    "Soooo.... that's it?"
    What did you love best about Crown of Renewal?

    I'm a Moon fan from way back>
    There aren't too many authors I read everything I can get my hands on.
    Elizabeth Moon is constantly one of them.
    She doesn't forget about details and weaves a good long tale.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paks of course, but she scarce.


    What aspect of Susan Ericksen’s performance would you have changed?

    Sounded very painfully deliberate.
    voicing accents and giving good performances is well within her preview, but this book began stilted and wound up passably awkward.

    STILL, miles beyond and above Dawe.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no... we didn't stay with anyone or any one situation long enough to care.


    Any additional comments?

    Additional comments...
    Sigh... yeah.
    I follow Moon's twitter and there have been some real world interruptions that can derail a good book.
    This was a contractual completion and it shows>
    I would HAPPILY have waited another two years to have had this NOT seem like a rushed wrap-it-up-and-move-on effort.

    In disappointment I shall return to the best of all of the Elizabeth Moon book and reread The Deed of Paksinarion trilogy and be soothed and sated.

    Other recommndations from this author.
    the Vata Saga (5 books)
    Remnant (Novella)
    Speed of Dark (Novel)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trudy Nelson Louisiana 06-10-15
    Trudy Nelson Louisiana 06-10-15 Member Since 2008

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    "The end left me wanting more."
    Would you listen to Crown of Renewal again? Why?

    Yes- easy listen and I am devoted to the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way this episode wrapped up all of the loose threads made it a satisfying end.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    Duke Veriki.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A story that leaves you wanting even more.


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    JEAN M. Halsey West Palm Beach, Fl. 05-18-15
    JEAN M. Halsey West Palm Beach, Fl. 05-18-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great read"

    Great story I cannot wait to start the next book in this series I started reading this series years ago when the first book came out I was very happy to find recently that there were more books in the series I am thoroughly enjoying it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth albuquerque, NM, USA 05-02-15
    Kenneth albuquerque, NM, USA 05-02-15 Member Since 2007
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    "change not always good"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    i love this series. the narrator prefaced the performance with an announcement that all word pronunciations went through the author. I knew that had to be bad news. most of the significant names and locations including the MAIN CHARACTER are different. Right or wrong I've purchased and listened to the previous 4 books excellently narrated by Jennifer van dyke. now the flow is broken every time I have to translate the word that was said into the familiar places and people I've gotten to know so well.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

    maybe. does she have a habit of jumping in and changing things her way? she tends to speak in a slow and ponderous manner.


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    Patricia Gribben Sarasota, Fl 11-07-14
    Patricia Gribben Sarasota, Fl 11-07-14 Member Since 2006
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    "It's finished, but I want more!"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved this series, but the ending of some subplots seemed to be the beginnings of another book. I want to hear about Dorrin's adventures, what Gird has in store for Arvid, how the new mageborn handle their powers and are trained!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Shaffner 07-21-14
    T. Shaffner 07-21-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Too easy"

    The earlier books were enjoyable, but the trend that began in them, of solutions to problems magically (literally or metaphorically) appearing just when needed, has grown to an annoying extent in this. You don't understand the basis of the magic, you aren't aware of sub plots going on, problems are set up, and then just when they start to seem hopeless a miracle happens and they're done. A curse suddenly fixes things, a magical downpour suddenly fixes the world, a confrontation with the enemy results in his death while the character is literally unconscious, an all powerful villain suddenly is easy to beat. It gets to a point where you just wait for the expected magical solution to arrive.

    So if you're looking for some mindless escapism with some interesting characters this isn't bad, but if you're looking for real plot instead of deus ex machina look elsewhere.

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    Edward Falieri Tx 06-08-14
    Edward Falieri Tx 06-08-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Ditto...Anita"
    If you could sum up Crown of Renewal in three words, what would they be?

    Dorinsanarrion, mage's daughter. Not dis-ing this book or previous ones. It just felt like Dorin's journey to paladin(?)-hood. Only Dorin suffered the torture earlier in her life than Paks did.

    Still LOVE Ms Moon and her magical characters. I followed her first then stumbled across Janny Wurtz. Not her recent stuff. Her Daughter of the Empire series with Feist is somewhat similar in it's flow and heroine. Although they start from much different strata of society, Wurtz's protagonist is worth reading if you're hungering for more alternative female heroes.


    If you’ve listened to books by Elizabeth Moon before, how does this one compare?

    Good. Missed the mercenary-campaigning of the original Paks series but it's hard to come up with something new every time. Narrator was ok. Not my first choice but it's the story that keeps me coming back. If there's gonna be something to come back to.


    What aspect of Susan Ericksen’s performance would you have changed?

    Ooops, see above. Military campaign.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    None. Nothing that was disappointing either. Pleasurable steady ride.


    Any additional comments?

    Thought I had read there was one more book in the series. Feelin' kinda depressed/sad if this is the farewell. But that happens with all great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Douma 05-30-14
    S. Douma 05-30-14
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    "Finally an ending..."
    What did you like best about Crown of Renewal? What did you like least?

    Loooong series, sad to say it probably would have been a tighter tale as a three book edit, meanwhile it's also an attempt to tie up multiple sprawling plotlines, each of which felt like it ought to take up it's own book. Mediocre success in crossing the two. Not her best work, either one book more or two less might have helped. If you're a fellow dedicat of the author and series, buy, if only for the answers to questions, otherwise, visit your public library and get on the waiting list. There will be one.


    If you’ve listened to books by Elizabeth Moon before, how does this one compare?

    Not her best work. Rushed and overstuffed at the same time. I enjoyed the previous books more. They were better and more evenly paced, this was by turns overly brief, poorly focussed or plodding. She's clearly a Tolkien worshipper, and I love it when authors do their homework the way she does.


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