Former Marine Elizabeth Moon is the author of many novels, including Victory Conditions, Command Decision, Engaging the Enemy, Marque and Reprisal, Trading in Danger, the Nebula Award winner The Speed of Dark, and Remnant Population, a Hugo Award finalist. After earning a degree in history from Rice University, Moon went on to obtain a degree in biology from the University of Texas, Austin. She lives in Florence, Texas.
Divided Allegiance (Deed of Paksenarrion Series #2)by Elizabeth Moon, Jennifer Van Dyck
Now, though, Paks feels spurred to a solitary destiny. Against all odds she is accepted as a paladin-candidate by the fellowship of Gird. Years of
Once a sheepfarmer’s daughter, now a seasoned veteran, Paksenarrion has proven herself a fighter. Years with Duke Phelan’s Company taught her weaponry, discipline, and how to react as part of a military unit.
Now, though, Paks feels spurred to a solitary destiny. Against all odds she is accepted as a paladin-candidate by the fellowship of Gird. Years of study will follow, for a paladin must be versed in diplomacy and magic as well as the fighting arts. But before she is fully trained, Paks is called to her first mission: to seek out the fabled stronghold of Luap far to the west. The way is long, the dangers many and not even the Marshal-General of Gird can say whether glory or ruin awaits.
“Full of virtues . . .” Chicago Sun-Times
“This trilogy builds in power and intensity . . . all the sweep and majesty of the finest heroic fantasy . . .” VOYA
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A wonderful heroine. Coninues the story from Sheepfarmer's daughter.
This is a great 2nd book in the Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy. Elizabeth Moon has continued the story with eloquence and intrigue. In this book, Paksenarrion faces one her first major challenges and experiences the suffering and helplessness of everyday people. Her struggles are inspiring and kept me reading late into the night. Also, her adventures were riddled with moral quandaries that had me questioning my own beliefs. Paksenarrion must choose between loyalty and morality, creating a "divided allegiance." This is a must-read book. The ending is a major cliffhanger, so make sure you have the 3rd book on hand!
I loved how this book continued the series and quest of Paksenarrion. Truly, one would have to read it to make an informed opinion on the matter.
This book is short on plot directon and long on unexplained jumps. Moon has most of the elements of good story-telling, but seems to misfire quite often. Disappointing and not realisitc as the back cover suggests.