Paksennarion:Paladin's Legacy

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747 ratings

Oath of Fealty Publisher's Summary

In the original trilogy starring Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter, headstrong daughter of a farmer on the north edge of the kingdom, Paks follows her dream of becoming a hero out of legend by running away to join the army. Military life and warfare aren't anything like she imagined - yet she holds to both her duty and her dreams. Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Divided Allegiance, and Oath of Gold tell of her rise to become the paladin who saves a kingdom. In this new trilogy, Paks's former comrades in Duke Phelan's Company assume new roles and the story turns to follow their adventures.

Thanks to Paks's courage and sacrifice, the long-vanished heir to the half-elven kingdom of Lyonya has been revealed as Kieri Phelan, a formidable mercenary captain who earned a title - and enemies - in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia. Now, as Kieri ascends a throne he never sought, he must come to terms with his own half-elven heritage while protecting his new kingdom from his old enemies - and those he has not yet discovered.

Meanwhile, in Tsaia, Prince Mikeli prepares for his own coronation. But when an assassination attempt nearly succeeds, Mikeli suddenly faces the threat of a coup. Acting swiftly, Mikeli strikes at the powerful family behind the attack: the Verrakaien, magelords possessing ancient sorcery, steeped in death and evil. Mikeli's survival - and that of Tsaia - depend on the only Verrakai whose magery is not tainted with innocent blood.

Two kings stand at a pivotal point in the history of their world. For dark forces are gathering against them, knit in a secret conspiracy more sinister - and far more ancient - than they can imagine.

©2010 Elizabeth Moon (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Oath of Fealty

    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 813
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650

    Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter follows her dream of becoming a hero out of legend by running away to join the army. Military life and warfare aren't anything like she imagined - yet she holds to both her duty and her dreams. Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Divided Allegiance, and Oath of Gold tell of her rise to become the paladin who saves a kingdom. In this new trilogy, Paks's former comrades in Duke Phelan's Company assume new roles and the story turns to follow their adventures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Moon Magic

    • By James on 04-20-10

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Kings of the North

    • Legend of Paksenarrion, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 619
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 524
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530

    Peace and order have been restored to the kingdoms of Tsaia and Lyonya, thanks to the crowning of two kings: Mikeli of Tsaia and, in Lyonya, Kieri Phelan, a mercenary captain whose royal blood and half-elven heritage are resented by elves and humans alike. On the surface, all is hope and promise. But underneath, trouble is brewing. Mikeli cannot sit safely on his throne as long as remnants of the evil Verrakaien magelords are at large.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely worthless

    • By FM on 02-08-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • Echoes of Betrayal

    • Paladin's Legacy, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461

    All is not well in the Eight Kingdoms. In Lyonya, King Kieri is about to celebrate marriage to his beloved, the half-elf Arian. But uncanny whispers from the spirits of his ancestors continue to warn of treachery and murder. A finger of suspicion has been pointed toward his grandmother, the queen of the Ladysforest elves, and that suspicion has only intensified with time and the Lady’s inexplicable behavior.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome. You'll Love this

    • By Daniel on 02-24-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 4

    • Limits of Power

    • Paladin's Legacy, Book 4
    • By: Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    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

    Regular price: $23.09

  • Book 5

    • 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 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    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
    • Closure

    • By Michael on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $23.09