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Echoes of Betrayal
     

Echoes of Betrayal

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by Elizabeth Moon, Jennifer VanDyck (Read by)
 

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The action continues fast and furious in this third installment of Elizabeth Moon’s celebrated return to the fantasy world of the paladin Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter. This award-winning author has firsthand military experience and an imagination that knows no bounds. Combine those qualities with an ability to craft flesh-and-blood characters, and the result is

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The action continues fast and furious in this third installment of Elizabeth Moon’s celebrated return to the fantasy world of the paladin Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter. This award-winning author has firsthand military experience and an imagination that knows no bounds. Combine those qualities with an ability to craft flesh-and-blood characters, and the result is the kind of speculative fiction that engages both heart and mind.

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. Clearly, she is hiding something. But what? And why?

Meanwhile, in Tsaia, the young king Mikeli must grapple with unrest among his own nobility over his controversial decision to grant the title and estates of a traitorous magelord to a Verrakaien who not only possesses the forbidden magic but is a woman besides: Dorrin, once one of Kieri’s most trusted captains. When renegade Verrakaien attack two of Dorrin’s squires, suspicion and prejudice combine to place Dorrin’s life at risk — and the king’s claim to the throne in peril.

But even greater danger is looming. The wild offspring of a dragon are on the loose, sowing death and destruction and upsetting the ancient balance of power between dragonkind, humans, elves, and gnomes. A collision seems inevitable. Yet when it comes, it will be utterly unexpected — and all the more devastating for it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781501294112
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
09/01/2015
Series:
Paladin's Legacy Series , #3
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.67(d)

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Meet the Author

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.

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Echoes of Betrayal 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
4deuce More than 1 year ago
Almost thirty years ago I read the three excellent books detailing Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter's adventures and was content. A masterpiece. Brilliantly conceived and well written. It came to an ending that left me wishing for more but happy with the three books. Then, a month ago I discovered The Paladin's Legacy books and I was enthralled. Paks was back, but more, her world was back, with more detail and more exploration of main characters and what were peripheral characters from the first three books. And what these characters, these well-fleshed-out people turned out to be. Dorrin Verrakai! King Kieri Phelan! Arvid Semminson! Jandelir Arcolin! So many others! I swallowed them whole, reading each in a matter of two days and then re-read the original trio of books. Then, I returned to the new ones and read them again. Terrific stuff. I'm sorry if this seems like an over-the-top, kid's piece of work, but they are worth every penny. These three books, "Oath of Fealty," "Kings of the North," and of course, "Echoes of Betrayal" are great. If you like real people, real action, real villains and real adventure in a remarkably real world, you'll love these books. I'm waiting for more!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Moon's new book is my favorite so far. Brilliant details and interweaving of perspectives brings forth amazing depth to the plot and character development that is truly human.
deesy58 More than 1 year ago
The story has many threads that have not, yet, all come together. Too many heroes and too many villains. Additional ones introduced in every new addition to the series, resulting in a confused story. A few minor editing errors that did not, materially, affect the quality of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read - I sure am enjoying this continuing story.
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Outstanding. I can t believe I missed this series when it first came out, but hope for much more.
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AngelGirl68JM More than 1 year ago
The book is very interesting and can't wait for book 4 to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting but no conclusion. The book has left too many loose ends.
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NewPal_IND More than 1 year ago
The interwoven plot threads from prior novels continue to unfold, and readers from prior books in the series will enjoy the new developments involving prior characters and the newer characters they interact with. Moon's past style continues and the book is well written in a manner that captures attention and does not bore. However, do not look for denouement as no plot threads are resolved in this book. In fact, this book introduces more themes for resolution in what one can only hope to be a longer and more resolving next book in the series.
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