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Divided Allegiance: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 2 | [Elizabeth Moon]

Divided Allegiance: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 2

Paksenarrion, once a sheepfarmer's daughter, now a veteran warrior, meets new challenges as she breaks up a robber gang, dispells an ancient evil possessing an elvish shrine and is accepted for training at an academy for knights. Clearly, a high destiny awaits her.
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Paksenarrion, once a sheepfarmer's daughter, now a veteran warrior, meets new challenges as she breaks up a robber gang, dispells an ancient evil possessing an elvish shrine, and is accepted for training at an academy for knights. Clearly, a high destiny awaits her.

©1988 Elizabeth Moon (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    Donna Moriarty, NM, United States 04-29-12
    Donna Moriarty, NM, United States 04-29-12

    DonnaInNM

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    "Narrator is very bad."

    Loved this book and have approved of all the books in the series. I do not like the narrator at all. She does not change how she describes mundane issues with how she describes fights and battles. It is very hard to get excited about the book the first time through. Definitely would not use this narrator again. Will not seek out books read by her.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis 03-27-13
    Dennis 03-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story"

    A good read, has an unusual ending. I had to purchase the third in the series. I highly recommend this!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie 04-13-13
    Sallie 04-13-13
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    "Lots of Adventure"

    Paks sets out on an adventure and there is plenty in this book. This is completely different than the first book. My only complaint is the narrators choice for the elves. This is silly on my part, but they sound like the aliens in the "Galaxy Quest" movie and it grates on my nerves.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lindie Johannesburg, South Africa 10-02-12
    Lindie Johannesburg, South Africa 10-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Could not stop listening wonderful!!!"
    What did you love best about Divided Allegiance?

    Wonderful story Paksenarrion courage and natural ability to just understand what needs to be done in the face of danger. I would love just a tiny pinch of that.


    What other book might you compare Divided Allegiance to and why?

    The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie they seem to have the same personalities the only difference is that our hero had a family and he is haunted by them but then he starts a new life with a lot of adventure. I would to read the las book though...........AUDIO WHERE IS IT!!!!


    Have you listened to any of Jennifer Van Dyck’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not listened to any other of her book but I will make sure to look for it.


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

    No I would not make a film they are always messed up and I can not beleave that any book writer would allow people to change anything just to make money. Look at Christopher Paolini's wonderful story they messed up his wonderful book with that so called movie and cut out the real story nothing made sense.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Murphy Queensbury, NY United States 08-08-10
    Cheryl Murphy Queensbury, NY United States 08-08-10 Member Since 2009
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    "still love it"

    Read this book about 20 years ago and I loved it that and am happy to say I still love it today

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Scott 02-18-14
    Carol Scott 02-18-14 Member Since 2005

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    "fast moving, keeps you going"
    If you could sum up Divided Allegiance in three words, what would they be?

    so not boring.


    What about Jennifer Van Dyck’s performance did you like?

    For the most Jennifer's perfomance is easy to listen to. there are some parts that get to fast but... oh well the sound of her voice is wonderful. I like it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, wanted to just sit here and listen, but had to things to do. But it is easy to pick it back up and go on with the story line.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 11-02-12
    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2008

    I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.

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    "some odd bits of heroism"

    I understand that the author committed trilogy, and therefore the very disappointing ending can be somewhat ignored. This skirted so closely to asking some real questions about heroism, strength of character and values vs religion. I wish it had gone for it.
    That being said it's a good adventure well told. and I think I need to read the sequel even though I'm much annoyed with the end.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    B. Stoller 09-17-12
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    "Very good fantasy story"
    Would you listen to Divided Allegiance again? Why?

    I have read the story before and enjoyed it again the second time around, years later.


    Any additional comments?

    Van Dyck is a good narrator. Not great, but good. Nobody can compare to George Guidall and obviously this story needs a female narrator so the comparison is unjust. Just a bit over the top as far as theatricality at first, but perfectly fine after getting used to her style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Canberra, Australia 08-09-12
    Michael Canberra, Australia 08-09-12
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    "Loving the flawed heroine!"

    There are times when I find much of the SF/Fantasy genre writers spend too much time outfitting their heros with superpowers and fabulous items that make them almost unassailable. Paksenarrion is not such a character, and Elizabeth Moon is not such a writer. Nuance and subtlety, wrong-headedness and petty disputes, those all-too-human traits, abound in this series, right along with the grand struggle against evil. I would highly recommend buying this and the third book together. You'll want to dive right into the next one when you finish this!

    Perfect narration once again by Jennifer Van Dyck

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    Yvonne Great Falls, MT, United States 02-18-13
    Yvonne Great Falls, MT, United States 02-18-13 Member Since 2006
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    "narrator. I don't enjoy her."
    What disappointed you about Divided Allegiance?

    narration.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Elizabeth Moon again?

    Maybe.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Van Dyck?

    No idea.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I have read it before and enjoyed it. The narration irritated me so much that I could not even begin this one.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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