Paksenarrion, once a sheepfarmer's daughter, now a veteran warrior, meets new challenges as she breaks up a robber gang, dispells an ancient evil possessing an elvish shrine, and is accepted for training at an academy for knights. Clearly, a high destiny awaits her.
©1988 Elizabeth Moon (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
Yes and yes, it's very enjoyable and both do their jobs well.
I would and have. It's a light read with just enough depth in it to keep it compelling and everything about it is enjoyable.
I thought the narrator did an adequate job. I wasn't blown away by it but I enjoyed it enough to continue listening.
It reminded me how much I enjoyed sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy.
Paks is a great heroine to follow, she's a traditional hero type with a sweetness to her that belies her love of fighting. It's also really refreshing to read a story without romantic entanglements and where a woman is not defined by how many men want her.
I'd try another book written by Elizabeth Moon. But I hope that I'll never have to listen to Jennifer Van Dyck again. She does not understand what is happening in the book and speaks ridiculous voices. I found it very hard to listen to.
"Narrator is very bad."
Loved this book and have approved of all the books in the series. I do not like the narrator at all. She does not change how she describes mundane issues with how she describes fights and battles. It is very hard to get excited about the book the first time through. Definitely would not use this narrator again. Will not seek out books read by her.
"Lots of Adventure"
Paks sets out on an adventure and there is plenty in this book. This is completely different than the first book. My only complaint is the narrators choice for the elves. This is silly on my part, but they sound like the aliens in the "Galaxy Quest" movie and it grates on my nerves.
"still love it"
Read this book about 20 years ago and I loved it that and am happy to say I still love it today
A good read, has an unusual ending. I had to purchase the third in the series. I highly recommend this!!
"One of my favorites!"
Part two of my favourite book trilogy. Expertly narrated! Can't recommend this series strong enough.
"Rise & Fall"
This second book chronicles the rise and fall of Paksenarrion. It ends on a sad note, but leaves you longing for more.
"experience something new everytime "
I have listened and read this book many times and everytime it is like the first time. an excellent read. the reader does the book justice.
Good overall reading, strong storytelling, weak male voices, many distinct and distinguishable voices, well portrayed characters; an engaging listen.
Can't wait to start book three, hoping for the best for Pox. can't think of more to write, without spoilers.
"much better than the first, but the ending stunk!!"
liked it much better than the first book, hated how it ended, not sure way authors do that, but such is life and of course onto the next book!!!
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