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Oath of Gold Audiobook

Oath of Gold: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 3

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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 .....

    7 of 8 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 2011
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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 9 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 05-10-12
    Michael 05-10-12

    Michael

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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 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen M. Krettler Oregon City, OR United States 04-21-10
    Karen M. Krettler Oregon City, OR United States 04-21-10 Member Since 2016

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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 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Central Texas 06-13-16
    Amazon Customer Central Texas 06-13-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Lots of action"

    story really gets put together in this one. Lots of characters to keep track of with similar names plus a lack of any romance at all, gives this 4 stars from me.

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    Elisa Hordyk 12-24-15
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    "Always gives me goose bumps"

    loved this book, have read it many times and always gives me goose bumps. the reading was well done. I think the reader really does the book credit. an excellent finish for the story of paks.

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    Jeffrey W. McClure Salado, Texas United States 09-15-15
    Jeffrey W. McClure Salado, Texas United States 09-15-15 Member Since 2012

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    "An Amazingly Detailed and Richly Written Story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Oath of Gold the most enjoyable?

    Character and story development


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

    Pak's self discovery.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Pak's transcendence during torture


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

    Pak's ability to forgive and reconcile as she led the Gird's militia.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the third book of a classic series. Elizabeth Moon has done the best job in my extensive reading and listening experience of expanding the Tolkienian universe and has lent it depth beyond even the writings of Tolkien! The deep wisdom and experience she imparts in this book come as a result of her experiences as a Marine officer and her history with horses and blades. She has brought that hard-edged experience into the soft, academic world of Tolkien and the nitty-gritty reality evoked makes the story come alive.

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    T. Seck Grain Valley, FL 05-31-15
    T. Seck Grain Valley, FL 05-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not my favorite, but still very good"

    Not sure why she felt the need to go into such detail on the torture or why she spent so long on it. After about 20 minutes, with no end in sight, I ended up fast-forwarding through about 15 more minutes of a torturous depiction of torture. As far as the narrator, I think she did well, but I didn't like her interpretation of the elven voices in any of the books.

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    Amazon Customer 04-08-15
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    "Best Paladin Story Ever!"

    I absolutely loved this book. The epic climax of this trilogy didn't dissappoint at all!

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    Scott Flint, MI, USA 03-13-15
    Scott Flint, MI, USA 03-13-15 Member Since 2012

    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!!!

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    "ended well"

    Great ending to a great series. No one will be disappointed with the way this book ends glad to have read it and you will be to!!!

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