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Limits of Power (Paladin's Legacy Series #4)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fabulous read, waiting on pins and needles for the final novel!

Great addition to the series. Pak's will be proud!! Fantastic series from 'Sheep Farmers Daughter' to this one. Keep up the great work!

posted by AnonymousRH on July 15, 2013

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Magic is on the rise and people's lives are being destroyed indi

Magic is on the rise and people's lives are being destroyed indiscriminately. The elves have suffered a terrible loss and their home is threatened to disappear without someone to hold the taig. It is difficult to tell who is friend and who is foe.

This is a world were ...
Magic is on the rise and people's lives are being destroyed indiscriminately. The elves have suffered a terrible loss and their home is threatened to disappear without someone to hold the taig. It is difficult to tell who is friend and who is foe.

This is a world were many creatures exist with different levels of ability. The threat comes when one species is more magically inclined. Jealousy and infighting has risen to new heights, in an effort to calm the tensions engagements were arranged between the elves and the humans. Although the ½ breeds are looked down upon and it doesn't help the building tension. Some relief comes when dragons intercede and help bridge the divide. 

As human's start to show magical abilities, they are persecuted and or killed. Hiding abilities leaves many of the characters in a precarious position. There is extreme mistrust of all magical abilities except healing, but even there is a thin line.

Limits of Power was a highly complex and slow moving fantasy. Not reading past installments in this series, I found it difficult to follow. But once I caught on I found the plot very ingruing and enjoyable storyline. There was a lot of character interactions, rehashing (catching up) and getting reacquainted and not a lot of action. Limits of Power is a nice, enjoyable but complex fantasy read.

This ARC copy of Limits of Power was given to me by Edelweiss and Random House - Del Ray in exchange for an honest review. Publish Date June 11, 2013.

posted by Sailon on June 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Fabulous read, waiting on pins and needles for the final novel!

    Great addition to the series. Pak's will be proud!! Fantastic series from 'Sheep Farmers Daughter' to this one. Keep up the great work!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    The Saga continues

    This was a great read.....only problem is, I want more, more, more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2014

    Cant wait for the next one.

    I loved the first trilogy, the books are falling part I've read then so much. I expect these will be the same way soon. I have loved every book in the series. This does not disappoint.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

    Another engaging, well written book that I will re-read with pleasure!

    Elizabeth Moon is one of the better authors out there in both Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her main and supporting characters are both interesting and engaging. I really care what happens to them as I read. Its a shame that she is not more well known, as she has been an inspiration for many authors, including David Weber for his Honor Harrington series. I unreservedly recommend her for teens and adults.

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  • Posted December 16, 2013

    Elizabeth Moon is one of my favorite authors. She knows her wor

    Elizabeth Moon is one of my favorite authors. She knows her world and creates great societies and worlds. That being said I read the second and third book of this series with some trepidation.
    I like finding out about characters that were minor in the Paks trilogy, but sometimes they felt a little stretched. Limits of Power restored my confidence. Yes she is weaving several strands and yes there is no 'evil' person. However we do have 'good' people being ambivalent or if not 'bad' then not behaving well. We have a 'bully' in Regar among the Girdsmen, the elves are not always above suspicion.
    Arvid Semmison's transformation is worth almost the whole book. I am looking forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    Excellent

    Although not as overwhelmingly outstandiing as the previous book, this is still one of the best books I've read this year. The characters are all complex and interesting, and can still surprise you, even in this fourth book. I hope this series goes on for a long time, and that the author does not skimp on fully unfolding all the major characters' plot lines just to satisfy those who want everything wrapped up neatly in each volume.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Moon hits it out of the park.

    A required read for any SF fan. Great character development and attention to detail. Every moment until the next book in this series will be agony.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Great book

    Really enjoyed

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