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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 Member Since 2010
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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 6 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 9 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 11 people found this review helpful
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    BJ Schultz Michigan USA 05-07-14
    BJ Schultz Michigan USA 05-07-14

    real life coinsure

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    "The elves, dwarves & gnomes voices were terrible."
    Any additional comments?

    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!

    1 of 1 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

    DonnaInNM

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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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    Coredapple Milford, DE, United States 12-07-14
    Coredapple Milford, DE, United States 12-07-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great trilogy"

    The first book got me a bit bored with her daily military life but in the 2nd and 3rd books, she gets more of her own adventures and got me more interested that it was hard to stop. It does get quite descriptive that I have dozed unintentionally a few times, but then again, it does tend to happen after a long day at work or I've been reading for hours already. I'm definitely interested in reading the continuation of her adventures in the next series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. E. Neves 09-25-14
    D. E. Neves 09-25-14

    Lover of bicycles, Lomos, and old Mercedes diesel

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    "The amount of detail in this story will amaze you"
    What did you love best about Oath of Gold?

    I first read the Deed of Paksenarrion years ago, and was amazed by how rich in detail and character it was. This story features a really special female protagonist, and you follow her through good, bad, illness, battle, ruin and redemption.


    What other book might you compare Oath of Gold to and why?

    It reminds of Enders Game, and the Mists Of Avalon. The detail of the lives of all characters, the many layers, the overall complexity of the stories all stand out.


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

    This is my first audiobook by this performer...she is obviously a real pro. top marks.


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

    I could not tear myself away from this on at times. I was late to work once because I had it plaing in my car.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend all of the Paksenarrion series by Elizabeth Moon. Well written, interesting, and beautifully performed by Jennifer Van Dyck.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie 04-14-13
    Sallie 04-14-13
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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 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    "Cannot listen to this narrator."
    Would you try another book from Elizabeth Moon and/or Jennifer Van Dyck?

    Elizabeth Moon - maybe. Jennifer Van Dyck - not if I can help it. I wish Audible would allow you to block an author or narrator if you don't like them. Kind of like blocking a phone number only here a narrator.


    Has Oath of Gold turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


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

    Anyone. I am usually not picky.


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

    Cannot remember. I read it years ago, liked the series, and decided to buy all three books in the series and enjoy them again. After I discovered how much I don't like this narrator I didn't even attempt to listen to this book.


    2 of 4 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 4 people found this review helpful
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