|Plot Summary of The Deed of Paksenarrion|
I just got done reading one of the best epic fantasies I've read! Like the medieval ministrels Moon tells us a tale of great deeds, tragedies and truimphs of a unforgettable heroine, Paksenarrion, or Paks to her friends as you will soon be as you read her story. You will follow Paks as she decides to defy her father and not marry a pigfarmer and follow her dream to become a great warrior. You watch her as she joins a mercenary company of the leadership of the noble Duke Phelan and see the world. And what is Paks world you might ask? Paks'world is place with it's own set of myths and legends,beauty, great evil and greater good. You will watch Paks as she grows from a starry-eyes young private to a seasoned veteran in scenes of battles and wars.Moon's description of life of a medieval fantasy mercenary so realistic you would swear she was one herself.You will also see bit by bit Paks true destiny which is to become a Paladin knight in the service of Gird.Another thing that makes her endearing is that Moon makes Paks a real person.She is no unstoppable Xena clone but a real flesh and blood person with her own fears which she must conquer to reach her great destiny.Moon's world-building skills are quite impressive as you see Paks' world through her eyes.You will watch as our heroine battle great evil like followers of the sinister gods like Achrya the spinner of webs and Liart the master of Torments.The book is one of the most deeply spirtual fantasies I've ever read because there are scenes where Paks is tortured by her enemies and only her faith of her god and Gird are her only weapons.Finally you will watch as Paks fulfills her destiny by restoring a king to his kingdom and help defeat the forces of evil.I implore Ms. Moon to write another Paks novel because I want to read more of her adventures and see more of her beautiful and unforgettable world through her eyes!
This synopsis report prepared by Rodney Powell
|Chapter Analysis of The Deed of Paksenarrion|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- great warrior
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
If magical mental powers:
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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