Elizabeth Moon, Divided Alliegiance (1988), Oath of Gold (1989)

Ok, so last week I ranted about Halloween and also reviewed Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon. Book I liked very much for reasons then explained. So now, having finished the rest of the Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy, I feel like I should follow up.

I’m not enthusiastic about this task.


2nd and 3rd books are not bad, but slightly disappointing. The warning signs were there, but it could go either way. What happened is a transformation into something similar to good tie-in novels, Pathfinder Tales or classic D&D titles come to mind. Not bad, but not very demanding, mass produced fun for specific target group. In this case I’m in the target group, but after book one I hoped for more.

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Seasonal greetings and paladins (Elizabeth Moon, Sheepfarmer’s Daughter, 1988)

When I think about being sick during my school-years, it is with some nostalgia… twice a year, usually Autumn and Spring, one or two weeks without school, but with lots of hot tea and books. Now I shiver in bed, unable to attend traditional All Saints’ Day ceremonies (religious or not, it’s good to set aside a day for some remembrance… and graveyards looks beautiful today in Poland, with the lights and decorations…), and can’t understand what was so good about it 😉 Continue reading “Seasonal greetings and paladins (Elizabeth Moon, Sheepfarmer’s Daughter, 1988)”