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Publication Order of The Deed of Paksenarrion Books

Sheepfarmer's Daughter (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divided Allegiance (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oath of Gold (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Paladin's Legacy Books

Oath of Fealty (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kings of the North (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes of Betrayal (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Limits of Power (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crown of Renewal (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Legacy of Gird Books

Publication Order of Serrano Legacy Books

Hunting Party (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sporting Chance (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winning Colors (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once a Hero (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rules of Engagement (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Change of Command (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Against the Odds (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Paksenarrion Books

Deeds of Honor (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords Against Darkness (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deeds of Youth (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Paksenarrion series is a series of science fiction and fantasy novels written by famous American novelist Elizabeth Moon. There is a total of 10 novels in the series divided into 3 different series, namely the Deed of Paksenarrion, the Legacy of Gird and the Paladin’s Legacy. The Deed of Paksenarrion series is the original Paksenarrion series featuring 3 novels. All the novels under the Paksenarrion series were published between the years 1988 and 2014. The series is also famous by other names such as the Paksenarrion Universe and the Paksworld Universe. Author Elizabeth Moon began writing the series in the year 1988 when wrote and published the first novel titled ”The Sheepfarmer’s Daughter. The other two parts of the series contain 2 and 5 novels respectively. Author Elizabeth Moon is still working on the third segment of the Paksenarrion Universe, the Paladin’s Legacy. The first novel of the Deed of Paksenarrion series went on to win the Compton Crook Award in the category of Best First Fantasy Novel, which was awarded by the Baltimore Fiction Society. The novels of the first two series were first published in the form of mass market paperback editions and then were later collected in as trade paperbacks in the omnibus editions. Apart from these, the novels of the third part of the series are being published as hardcovers. Author Elizabeth Moon Had written the first trilogy series in the form of one long story, but later divided into three novels.

All the novels of the series revolve around the life of the main character Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter, who is also known as Paks. She belongs to the community of the Three Firs. Paksenarrion is depicted as living in a fictional world set in the medieval period of the different kingdoms of dwarfs, elves, gnomes, and humans. The storyline of the Paksenarrion Universe series begins with the introduction of Paks as an eighteen year old girl with a headstrong personality. She runs away from her home in the Three Firs community in order to flee from an arranged marriage at the orders of her father, that she did not wish to take place the young age of 18. She joins a mercenary company and undergoes a number of journeys full of hardships and difficulties. Through the journeys she realizes that she is a gifted Paladian, in a rather unusual way. The deed of the story of the series unfolds when Paks recognizes that her first commanding officer named Duke Kieri Phelan is the rightful heir of the Loyna Kingdom by blood. He had received his dukedom because of his excellent military skills, which allowed Paks to realize his true importance as the actual heir of Loyna Kingdom.The kingdom of Loyna was dwelled by both humans and elves and hence Paks convinces the community of elves that Kieri Phelan was actual and worthy king of the kingdom. The elves had always known about the true ancestry of Kieri Phelan, but had not told anyone about it. Throughout the series Paksenarrion tries to do all that she can with her works, fightings and her sacrifices in order to see Kieri Phelan get established as the king of Loyna. While doing so, she fights the opposing forces of the evil humans, gods, and other evil forces.

The first novel of the Paksenarrion series written by author Elizabeth Moon was published under the title ‘Sheepfarmer’s Daughter’. It as published by the Baen Books publishing house in the year 1988. The plot of this novel introduces the main character Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter and is set in a fictional world of the medieval kingdom of humans, elves and other types of creatures. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Paksenarrion or Paks, as she is often called as by her friends and colleagues, is depicted as a special person in her her community situated in Three Firs. Even though other people seem to be unaware of her special powers, she knows that she is better than everyone else. She is ordered by her father to marry a pig farmer from her community village, which she does not wish to follow. In order to get away from it and save herself from getting married a very young age, Paksenarrion runs away from her home and joins a mercenary army company. Before taking such a step, she makes up her mind that she will not see her family again, if she has to, but will not marry the pig farmer and destroy her life. She goes on to a memorable adventure and undergoes a number of journeys that help her get transformed into a hero and get remembered in many heroic songs. She considers herself chosen by the gods to help a lost ruler restore the throne of his kingdom. The ruler is introduced in the form of Kieri Phelan, the duke of the kingdom of Loyna. The plot of the novel tells the life story of Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter as she lives through it. The novel proved to be a brilliantly written and exciting description of brave and heroic adventures. The readers liked the superb cast of the protagonists and supporting characters depicted in the plot of the novel. They also seemed enchanted and very much impressed by the efforts of author Elizabeth Moon in writing down the interesting story of Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter.

One of the other initial novels of the series was titled ‘Kings of the North’, which was published in the year 2011 by the Del Rey Books publishing house. Author Elizabeth Moon has once again tried to bring out an exciting novel involving meticulous world building, bold and imaginative fights, dangerous military action and some deft characterizations. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, it is shown that the kingdoms of Loyna and Tsaia get restored to peace and order. This is made possible only because of the crowning of the kings Mikeli and Kieri Phelan in their respective kingdoms. Kieri is described as a mercenary captain with royal blood in his body. His heritage as half elf is resented by the humans and the elves of the kingdom of Loyna alike. People look forward to hope and promise when trouble seemed to be brewing underneath. Because of the evil remnants of the Verrakaien magelords being at large, Mikeli cannot sit quietly on his throne. Kieri seems to be hounded by everyone to get married and provide an heir to the kingdom, which does not seem to be a major concern for him. Soon, a strange rift develops between him, his grandmother, and the co-ruler, the queen of the immortal elves called as the Lady. Kieri also faces problems from an ex-pirate known as Alured, who tries to seize his throne as well as Mikeli’s for himself. In the meantime, the kingdom of Pargun in the north gets invaded. After this, the two kings get divided as the war seems to erupt from the inside as well as the outside. The alliances and old friendship bonds seem to be tested like never before as everything seems to get changed after a shocking discovery.

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