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.
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.
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.
Read this book about 20 years ago and I loved it that and am happy to say I still love it today
I've been an avid reader since my college days. I've read over a thousand books and find that reading is the key to unlocking all worlds!!!
liked it much better than the first book, hated how it ended, not sure way authors do that, but such is life and of course onto the next book!!!
"Good old-fashioned Fantasy"
Yes and yes, it's very enjoyable and both do their jobs well.
I would and have. It's a light read with just enough depth in it to keep it compelling and everything about it is enjoyable.
I thought the narrator did an adequate job. I wasn't blown away by it but I enjoyed it enough to continue listening.
It reminded me how much I enjoyed sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy.
Paks is a great heroine to follow, she's a traditional hero type with a sweetness to her that belies her love of fighting. It's also really refreshing to read a story without romantic entanglements and where a woman is not defined by how many men want her.
"Unbearable narrator, fun book."
I'd try another book written by Elizabeth Moon. But I hope that I'll never have to listen to Jennifer Van Dyck again. She does not understand what is happening in the book and speaks ridiculous voices. I found it very hard to listen to.
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