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Oath of Gold: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 3 | [Elizabeth Moon]

Oath of Gold: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 3

Paksenarrion, a simple sheepfarmer's daughter, yearns for a life of adventure and glory, such as was known to heroes in songs and story. At age seventeen she runs away from home to join a mercenary company and begins her epic life.
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Paksenarrion, a simple sheepfarmer's daughter, yearns for a life of adventure and glory, such as was known to heroes in songs and story. At age seventeen she runs away from home to join a mercenary company and begins her epic life.

Book Three: Paks the warrior must learn to live with Paks the human. She undertakes a holy quest for a lost elven prince that brings the gods' wrath down on her and tests her very limits.

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

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    William Lindale, TX, United States 02-27-11
    William Lindale, TX, United States 02-27-11
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    "Great Finish to a Great Trilogy"

    Book One was fabulous! Book Two slacked off a little, but was necessary in context to the trials Paksenarrion had to go through to blossom into the Paladin she was meant to be in Book Three. The last installment was the best of the three. I was so glad I took the leap on this Audible series. I loved it so much I bought a NEW COPY of the book to add to my permanent library. This trilogy has become my all time favorite!! Jennifer Van Dyck was a pleasure to listen to the whole way through. She definitely was able to differentiate between different charactors and had a pace and timbre that made it easy to follow along and enjoy. GET ALL THREE BOOKS! This series is a keeper .....

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Moriarty, NM, United States 05-10-12
    Donna Moriarty, NM, United States 05-10-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Getting to like the Narrator better"

    By all account this is the most exciting of the books. There is more growth of all the characters an enough fighting and intrigue to keep you interested. I would recommend.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James Forest Grove, OR, United States 04-18-10
    James Forest Grove, OR, United States 04-18-10 Member Since 2005
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    "In the tradition of heroes"

    Add Paksenarrion (an elfin name) to the pantheon of my heroes. In my review of Sheep Farmer's Daughter, Book 1 of The trilogy Deed Of Paksenarrion, I marveled at Moon's treatment of military issues and her integration of men and women in positions of leadership and of lesser rank. As I read the trilogy, Paks grew on me. I still feel that more character development a la George R. R. Martin and Terry Goodkind, would have fmade the trilogy a richer experience. This said, the trilogy is all about Paks, a remarkably human hero. I was in continual suspense about her fate until near the very end. But Moon does not kill off characters as Martin does. Instead, Moon wraps a gripping and at times spell binding tale around the development of her lead character, Paksenarrion Dorfan's Daughter. A well done first trilogy, in my opinion I am richer for having read it.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Oregon City, OR, United States 04-21-10
    Karen Oregon City, OR, United States 04-21-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Paksenarrion endures"

    By the end of Divided Allegiance, Paksenarrion had become afraid of just about everything. The healing that the Gird Marshals evoked upon Paks rid her of the taint, but took away her courage. In this book, Paks gains further healing from Master Oakhallow and is finally able to continue her calling. Now she understands what it is like to be literally scared stiff. Her trials give her new compassion and strength.

    She receives a red Paladin horse from the gods and he seems to sometimes direct her quests. Paks discovers the true heir King to Lyonya, makes an ultimate sacrifice that she amazingly survives and makes sure the Lyonyan king is able to be accepted to rule.

    I have enjoyed the three audio books that are "The Deed of Paksenarrion." Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Divided Allegiance, and Oath of Gold.

    Jennifer Van Dyck has brought life to the books that have been our family favorites since they were released in 1988 and '89.

    Fans of fantasy genre should thoroughly enjoy the Paksenarrion books. If you are looking for good to triumph over evil, this is the place that has it.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie RIVERTON, UT, United States 04-14-13
    Sallie RIVERTON, UT, United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Series"

    Wow, this is a broad, far reaching story! A fun twist that surprised me. Paks has come a long way since she left her childhood home.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Houston TX 77009 USA 02-09-12
    Colin Houston TX 77009 USA 02-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "One of the best"
    Where does Oath of Gold rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top 5.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Free flowing and very understandable.


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Van Dyck – was your favorite?

    Paks. It was obviously seen from her perspective.


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

    Paladin Sheepfarmer


    Any additional comments?

    It was well read and the subtle voice changes were well done. I found it easy to understand and the pronunciation of the names were how I would have said them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lindie Johannesburg, South Africa 10-09-12
    Lindie Johannesburg, South Africa 10-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I was captivated from Book 1"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Oath of Gold to be better than the print version?

    Yes

    WIth a book I can't wait to see what will happen next I tend to skip a couple of pages, with Audio for some reason I am more patient


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Oath of Gold?

    When she came trough and believed no matter what they did to her.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the King came home


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

    Believe and fight for justice.


    Any additional comments?

    Well done!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    BJ Schultz Michigan USA 05-07-14
    BJ Schultz Michigan USA 05-07-14 Member Since 2013

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    "The elves, dwarves & gnomes voices were terrible."
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    The voices that were used for some of the characters were so terribly executed it was distracting. Who uses a robot voice for an ancient, wise character? Just tell the story without the odd voice changes!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Just Abi Westminster, CO United States 03-13-14
    Just Abi Westminster, CO United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Foreshadowing Goes Nowhere."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who don't actually want to know why she and no one else got special Gird powers.


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah, like an M Knight Shamalan movie, all build up, no bang for buck.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Canberra, Australia 09-12-12
    Michael Canberra, Australia 09-12-12
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    "Great end to a great trilogy"

    This third book in the trilogy brings all the threads together and completes the hero's journey. Jennifer Van Dyke's excellent narration keeps you immersed in the world. There's not much to say for those that have already started listening to this trilogy, but for anyone checking out all three before starting, have no fears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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