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Patricia Gribben

Sarasota, Fl
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  • Crown of Renewal

  • Paladin's Legacy, Book 5
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

The mysterious reappearance of magery throughout the land has been met with suspicion, fear, and violence. In the kingdom of Lyonya, Kieri, the half-elven, half-human king, struggles to balance the competing demands of his heritage while fighting a deadly threat to his rule: evil elves linked in some way to the rebirth of magic. Meanwhile, in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia, a set of ancient artifacts recovered by the former mercenary Dorrin Verrakai may hold the answer to the riddle of magery’s return.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo.... that's it?

  • By Anita on 06-05-14

It's finished, but I want more!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-14

Any additional comments?

I loved this series, but the ending of some subplots seemed to be the beginnings of another book. I want to hear about Dorrin's adventures, what Gird has in store for Arvid, how the new mageborn handle their powers and are trained!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Limits of Power

  • Paladin's Legacy, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433

The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves - known as the Lady - is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family - rich and poor alike.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good story but cant stand the narrator

  • By James Ellis on 06-23-13

Poor narrator for a good story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Limits of Power to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her pronounciation of various place names and characters' names is inconsistent with the audio versions of the first 6 books. I went straight from Limits of Power to this book and it was a jolt to hear familiar names "mispronounced". Obviously the narrator had no familiarity with the first books.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction. I thought it was, like all of the Paksenarrian/Paladin books, very well written.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful