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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.

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Narrator is very bad.

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.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Lots of Adventure

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.

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still love it

Read this book about 20 years ago and I loved it that and am happy to say I still love it today

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Great Story

A good read, has an unusual ending. I had to purchase the third in the series. I highly recommend this!!

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a fantasy to enthrall

Paks' journey continues through dark days. Chills down your spine evil and fragile human efforts to respond give this branch of the tale emotion that wrings your heart . Onward to the next stage....... quickly, must find out what happens next.!

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great story and good narration

I read this series many years ago, and I still love it. I cant agree that the narration was bad. I enjoyed it very much. Highly recommended.

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great story ark.

The end made me sad. but damn that Is such a great book! I look forward to what happens next.

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The Deed

I dearly love the entire series & recently emailed Mrs Moon suggesting she pick up with some of the other characters..such as Arvid or Dorrin or the new DRAGON King in anther series. I would love to see the story continue..
I would also like to know why the "scroll" sent to her family was incomplete
I recommend this to all lovers of epic adventure fantasy

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Great but hard

this is my third time reading the series. I have fallen in love with Paks and all of her adventures. This book in the series is a little hard as the Hero does always win and you are left defeated but push throw as our hero must as well.

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One of my favorites!

Part two of my favourite book trilogy. Expertly narrated! Can't recommend this series strong enough.

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  • Annica
  • 08-21-17

Love the story, but not the narrator

This is an old time favorite book from my youth and for me the story still holds, I love it.
But I had a huge problem with the narrator sadly, her interpretation of elven voices, especially the half-elf travel companion, was cringe worthy to me.

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  • James
  • 04-26-15

Unbearable narrator, fun book.

Would you try another book written by Elizabeth Moon or narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck?

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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  • Spyro
  • 11-25-17

Great story. Strange reading

The second book in the Paksenarrion set. The story is excellent. Moon obviously learned a lot in the process of writing (and being edited) with the first book, and this one has gone from strength to strength. Paks' trials and tribulations - and her triumphs - are dealt with sensitively and very movingly. The mild cliff-hanger of an ending had me dashing to get the final book of the series. However, the performance really grated on me this time. I didn't mind the narrator's interpretation of the first book, but I found some of the choices this time to be quite strange - the half-elf in particular nearly drove me to returning the book! Because of this narrator, I've gone back to text rather than audio for the final book.

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  • Chantal Perez
  • 11-27-15

Good old-fashioned Fantasy

Would you try another book written by Elizabeth Moon or narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck?

Yes and yes, it's very enjoyable and both do their jobs well.

Would you recommend Divided Allegiance to your friends? Why or why not?

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.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I thought the narrator did an adequate job. I wasn't blown away by it but I enjoyed it enough to continue listening.

Did Divided Allegiance inspire you to do anything?

It reminded me how much I enjoyed sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy.

Any additional comments?

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.