Crown of Renewal (Paladin's Legacy Series #5)

Crown of Renewal (Paladin's Legacy Series #5)

by Elizabeth Moon
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Crown of Renewal 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Ariana_EJR More than 1 year ago
Wow. Like many others of Elizabeth Moon's fans, I had been waiting for this book. It did what was expected, and a little more. Almost all of the loose thread were tied off, and it left you with a nice feeling. I have only one complaint and that is of my own making. I hadn't read Liar's oath so wasn't able to enjoy this as much as I might have. This book more than the others harks back to conditions when Gird first started his rebellion. It will be interesting to see what comes next. The story does leave things open to be further explored such as what the kingdoms are going to do with all those with mage talents
Anonymous 3 months ago
I true loved this series. Can't wait 20 years for the follow-ups to these. 2 paladins oh the what a great series that will make. Semper Fi Ms Moon retired GySgt Micheal Walkner
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started off great but the 100 or so pages seemed a bit rushed in order to tie up the lose ends.  I was glad that Kieri was able to see the end  of his torturer, Sekkady.  And I was thrilled that Dorrin appears to be a paladin of Falk.
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have enjoyed all her books......this book and the series does not disappoint.....more please
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed in this book. I've loved the Paks series since Sheepfarmer's daughter but this book left a bad taste in my mouth. The Dues Ex Machina was quite literal in this book as at every turn everything was done but the god, saints or dragon leaving the characters quite flat. Even when that wasn't the case, the characters were too powerful; the great powerful enemy too easily defeated. I felt like I was reading a fairly bad fanfiction... The futures of some of the characters were beaten until the horse was dead (and then continued beaten until it was horsemeat) while others, including the whole reason for the series, Paks, was....nothing. I would have loved to have seen the ending including Paks returning home, the exact place 'Sheepfarmer's Daughter' started. I am still an Elizabeth Moon fan...Vatta's War, Serrano Legacy and the entire Paksworld up to this one were outstanding...but I can't help but feel very disappointed in this one.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
I am sorry to miss other books in this series, I fell in love with Elizabeth Moons as a writer, when she began working with Anne Mccaffrey. This book lends its strength and scope to this inspirational working partnership. Crown of Renewal is the accumulating adventure about a dynamic and open mystical world. The main characters of this book, have worked together to save and lead the world. And now they have gain control of the political structure of a number of countries. Their wise and supportive union may bring peace to their world. But they have many dark and dangerous enemies, those who would kill children for their political gain, destroy countries, and control dark magic. With the Crown and jewels of unknown power they may find the peace they seek. This is a dynamic story with various characters that raise the simplicity of the story to an epic, with characters you need to know what happens next. I will go back and read the rest of this series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series was wonderful and this book tied up all the loose ends. I was left wanting more (especially about Dorrin and Camwyn) and hope that Elizabeth Moon provides it in the future.
Eruvanna More than 1 year ago
An excellent conclusion to a wonderful series. There are a couple more loose ends I'd like to see wound up, but we can always hope for another series :)
CannyClaire More than 1 year ago
This concluding book made me very pleased that I own the entire series. Went back and read them in sequence...such fun. I own copies of everything she has published...her development of characters is a joy and a delight.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just started reading , and i am so happy to be back in the world of Paks. This is a great series. while i do prefer he first books, i am enjoying these continuations also
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ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
Solid Ending to an Exciting Epic Fantasy Series I would like to thank NetGalley and Del Ray for the opportunity to read this e-book. Although I received the e-book for free, that in no way impacts my review. <blockquote>Eight kingdoms in danger, an enemy that cannot die... Count Jeddrin has received a grisly message. His son, Filis, is dead, brutally killed by Alured the Black - the first move in his plan to take the eight kingdoms. But Filis managed to send his own message, telling of the dark forces that control Alured, warning of something more than human behind the man's eyes... Meanwhile, Dorrin Verrakai, last of a long line of magelords, must forever leave the home she loves in order to protect powerful magic relics created by her ancestors. For their power is desired both by Alured, and by the dark elves infesting the kingdoms. Searching for answers, her friend and King, Kieri, considers waking the magelords from their ancient slumber...<blockquote> The final book in this epic fantasy that was twenty-plus-years in creation untangles most, but not all, of the remaining snarled skeins that woven together formed the story as a whole. Although Ms. Moon has stated that this will be the final book in the series, and possibly in the Paksworld universe, she didn't tie-off any single thread belonging to the protagonists; leaving vast doorways through which one could come back to this world, refreshed, renewed, and ready to continue the story. While each of the main protagonists had their time in the limelight, overall it felt that more time was spent with Arcolin, Kieri, and Dorrin. That's not to say that other characters were ignored, for example we were treated to some more fascinating stories and pieces to help complete the gnomish puzzle. We also saw Mikeli, king of Tsaia, mature beyond his years, becoming a solid ruler and force for good. Nor was young Camwyn left out in the cold. . . his sense of right and wrong, combined with his love of Dragon, sent him on an unbelievable journey. Arvid, the Marshal-General, and many others are also featured, but with somewhat smaller roles to play. Duke Arcolin faces increased challenges, both at home and while on campaign. He has dealings with the horse nomads, several varying tribes of gnomes, facing off against evil iynisin, and increased responsibility from his liege lord, king Mikeli. He takes to marriage well, having selected an excellent partner, and loves his adopted son, so not everything he faces is a challenge, but much of it in loves new things for him to learn and adapt to. Being the only human gnome prince is just one of the things that requires continual adaptation and willingness to never stop learning, showing that he has grown past his fears of not meeting the standard set by the former Duke Kieri (now king Kieri). King Kieri has been tasked by the western Elves with waking the sleeping magelords in Kolobia, and transporting them out of Kolobia; allowing Dragon to seal the rock imprisoning the iynisin before even more escape into the world to inflict further damage. Yet the Elves can only tell Kieri that the magelords in Kolobia were enchanted with a combination of magery: magelord, Elven magery, and Old Human magery. Paks has also stopped to visit he and Arian and meet their twins. While she is there Kieri tells her of finding the glade where he and his mother were attacked, which somehow leads to a discussion of Sekkady, the evil magelord that had held the young Kieri captive, torturing and terrorizing the boy. Paks suggests to Kieri something he should have realized much sooner, and that conversation may be instrumental in saving his life later on. Dorrin is sent away by king Mikeli after an attack on the palace by some iynisin. She is told to take the enchanted regalia as far from Tsaia as possible - back to old Aare. They both realize that odds of her survival, let alone her return, are virtually nil. To do this she must give up her title, the cozy home she made, and means she won't get to see her people continue to prosper, nor will she see all her planned improvements. Yet she goes, and takes a route she hopes few will suspect, one which leads her through Lyonya, allowing her to say goodbye to Kieri and Arian. Her timing couldn't be better, as she is able to help Kieri detect bad magelords from good, getting rid of all the evil ones before she leaves. Dorrin's journey is not as she expected, nor is the ending expected. Though this book wraps up the series it felt both a bit rushed in places, and too tidy in others. There were characters that I felt were left hanging; it seemed as if they were being set up for something larger, but their situations were never completed. However, as I read the series straight through, but slightly out of order (<em>The Deed of Paksenarrion (Omnibus), Oath of Fealty, Kings of the North, Echoes of Betrayal, Limits of Power</em>, and then <em>The Legacy of Gird (Omnibus)</em>), that may have some impact on how I view the arrangement of the material. Even feeling that things were tied up too neatly in the end, my overall impression of the series as a whole is that it is clearly a 5 star series. This series is what many other epic fantasies strive to be, but few achieve.</blockquote></blockquote>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I too received the book icon without a book attached to it. I hope this will be fixed soon.