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ISBN: 5552554833
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Language: English
Publisher: Baen Books (June 1990)
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.4
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This is a work of fiction.

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. This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. A Baen Books Original. Baen Publishing Enterprises.

Divided Allegiance is the second book following Paks. It is easy to like the characters and identify with them. It is well written and Elizabeth Moon shows a distinct talent for giving the reader just enough information to make one wonder at the grand scheme of things

Divided Allegiance is the second book following Paks. In this novel she breaks away from the mercenary company and trys to find her own way. The first third of the book was interesting. It is well written and Elizabeth Moon shows a distinct talent for giving the reader just enough information to make one wonder at the grand scheme of things. She also leaves the explanations for a riper time.

The middle book of the series is set up as a series of adventures, D&D style, in which Paksenarrion is initially rewarded with the chance at what she most desires only to be faced, first with the cost.

Divided Allegiance book. Divided Allegiance; Elizabeth Moon Second of the Sheepfarmer's Daughter series

Divided Allegiance book. Divided Allegiance; Elizabeth Moon Second of the Sheepfarmer's Daughter series. Taking up the story right where it left off in the first book, it follows the continuing adventures of Paksenarrion as she leaves the Duke's army to seek a higher calling. I noted in the first novel that there was a darkness to her career as a mercenary that wasn't common in most high fantasy tales but it was done purposefully to map out the ground-up creation of a hero.

Paks said nothing, and after awhile they rode back silently.

All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental luding the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. Baen Publishing Enterprises PO Box 1403 Riverdale, NY 10471 ISBN: 0-671-69786-2 Cover art by Keith Parkinson Chapter One ^ When all Siniava’s troops had surrendered, Kieri Phelan’s troops assumed they’d be going back to Valdaire-even, perhaps, to the north again.

DIVIDED ALLEGIANCE This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental

DIVIDED ALLEGIANCE This is a work of fiction.

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Now a seasoned combat veteran, Paksenarrion must seek the fabled stronghold of Luap far to the west. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. Divided Allegiance (1988) is the second fantasy novel in the Deed of Paksenarrion series, following Sheepfarmer's Daughter. In the previous volume, Paks, Canna and Saben escaped crosscountry from Count Siniava's troops besieging Dwarfwatch, but Canna was wounded in the shoulder.

Comments:

Gavikelv
Oh.My.Gerd.

Divided Allegiance is the second book following Paks. In this novel she breaks away from the mercenary company and trys to find her own way. The first third of the book was interesting. This section of the book felt more personal than the first book did, probably because it felt less choppy.

Positives:
+ Paks is on a journey of learning. Just because she spent 3+ years becoming a great swordsman doesn't mean she knows everything. And that is one of the things that this book does really, really, well. I enjoyed this 'learning adventure' instead of Paks being an invincible/infallible character.
+ The conflict scenes in this book are interesting and unique. This first one is probably the worst written.
+ That ending. Wow!

Negatives:
- I was really hoping that she would choose a different career path ~50% into the book. And her capitulation into that career path felt unrealistic. Why did she suddenly agree? It wasn't conveyed clearly.
- I am still disappointed in the details. What happened to the Pony? The whole Halveric thing? Her distrust of elves? Why did they go on the quest if they were so short on men? Why did the dark elves did what they did?
Shaktiktilar
One of, if not the, first major fantasy story to feature a female hero... I have read the whole series multiple times. The first it was loaned to me by a friend who wanted to share. Then a few years later I hunted it down to buy so I could read it and keep a copy for myself. Then when I finished, I loaned my books out to another friend's daughter, because I wanted to share...
The Hero herself is never interested in sexual relations so other than brief mentions of subject it isn't an issue in the story. There are no explicit sex scenes; however, the hero is assaulted, beaten, and raped early in the stories. Though it isn't detailed, thankfully, as a sex scene might be, it is a subject matter that some may find difficult. For the hero it is one of several defining moments. The author, a woman, took great care to present a hard topic rarely truly included in such stories, and handled it in a way that benefit the story without making lite of the subject or being overly offensive. And that is only a chapter or two of the dozens that will entice and ensnare your mind in this series.
Lightseeker
First book, GREAT! World building, character development, believability... wonderful. Second book, slow story build up, further development, further buy into the Paks as she goes off on an adventure, and BANG! She destroys everything you’ve come to love about the series and the character itself. Why would anyone buy the next book??

Horrible!
Sardleem
The first volume of the Paksenarrion trilogy saw the young girl, Paksenarrion, seek her fortune as a mercenary soldier. She proved an apt pupil and was fortunate to work with an honorable company where she distinguished herself. Fantastical elements like elves, dwarves, mages and such were present in the first book but they were a very peripheral part. That changes in this, the second installment.

Paks has left the company of Duke Phelan. Although she loved the organization and the people, she could not handle the horrors of their last assignment. It went against her nature to protect. So it is that she is sent out on her own, with the Duke's blessing, to seek more training. She is welcome back at any time. Her travels expose her to the more magical elements of this realm and she continues to distinguish herself as she grow in experience, skill, and knowledge of herself. She does not seem to recognize just how remarkable she is but nobody is more please than she is when she is chosen for training as a paladin. Her training, however, exposes her to great evil and makes her vulnerable. The forces of evil wish to destroy her and her effectiveness. By the time she gets done with her quest, she is a very ill young lady indeed but her companions know that something more is in store. That will have to wait, however, for the next volume.

This is a very readable book. It is easy to like the characters and identify with them. It is well written and Elizabeth Moon shows a distinct talent for giving the reader just enough information to make one wonder at the grand scheme of things. She also leaves the explanations for a riper time. It works. It hooked me. I have to read the next book.
Voodoogore
The Deed of Paksenarrion is one of my favourite fantasy series of novels that I read again about once a year. It shares company with Tolkein's novels, Cherryh's Chronicles of Morgaine, Cornish's Monster Blood Tattoo series and other great series. If you like your fantasy stories to have great plots, excellent characters and to be really well written, then this series, beginning with Sheep Farmer's Daughter, is well worth reading.

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