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Offline Smoooom

Elizabeth Moon
« on: January 30, 2011, 01:14:11 PM »
I first read her Deed of Paks  (I can not spell her whole name) Years ago.  I'd like to have it on my I Pad since I re read it often.  She is in my opinion one of the few writers who crosses the line well.  She also writes Great Space Opera.  Her latest book Oath of Fealty was great in many ways, mostly because it opened up Paks's universe again.  The second book in that series is due out soon.  (I can't check when my Ipad is in the bed room) 

What do others think?
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Offline The Mad Hatter

Re: Elizabeth Moon
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 12:13:07 AM »

The original trilogy was called The Deed of Paksennarion and consisted of:

Sheepfarmer's Daughter
Divided Allegiance
Oath of Gold

Just posting so that there's a link to the Wikipedia article.

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Re: Elizabeth Moon
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011, 09:59:47 PM »
I've got to say I think Elizabeth Moon's Paks trilogy was absolutely horrific. I managed to read the first book, and I've rarely been so annoyed by how an author has dealt with a protagonist in non-romantic areas. She was absolutely invincible, and it grated with me.

To contrast with that, I read the first Vatta's War book and loved it. Anyone else prefer her sci-fi to her fantasy?

Offline Mr Soul

Re: Elizabeth Moon
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 01:01:39 PM »
I enjoyed the Paks books very much.

But I much prefer Moon's SF work to her fantasy. I've read all the Heris Serrano and Vatta' War books.

Guess I've got a thing for intelligent, strong and competent female characters.

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Re: Elizabeth Moon
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 02:48:59 PM »
Seriously? The Sheep Farmer's Daughter?could be a classic but no way am I gonna be seen in public reading a book with that title!
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Offline Mr Soul

Re: Elizabeth Moon
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2011, 03:07:37 PM »
Seriously? The Sheep Farmer's Daughter?could be a classic but no way am I gonna be seen in public reading a book with that title!

Good point.

Imagine my surprise when I went to see the movie with that name.

Offline Overlord

Re: Elizabeth Moon
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2011, 03:09:55 PM »
Seriously? The Sheep Farmer's Daughter?could be a classic but no way am I gonna be seen in public reading a book with that title!

Haha - That's certainly the kind of thing I'd be thinking about :P
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Re: Elizabeth Moon
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2011, 03:20:14 PM »
Seriously? The Sheep Farmer's Daughter?could be a classic but no way am I gonna be seen in public reading a book with that title!
You could just buy the omnibus edition, y'know.

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Re: Elizabeth Moon
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011, 03:50:26 PM »
Maybe I m just a sick puppy, but I am hoping its the tale of the mutant offspring of a Welsh sheepfarmer and his sheep, Flossy.
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Offline Dornish First Sword

Re: Elizabeth Moon
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 04:44:36 PM »
Seriously? The Sheep Farmer's Daughter?could be a classic but no way am I gonna be seen in public reading a book with that title!

Another benefit of a kindle, no one can see what embarrassing titles you are reading, or laugh at the bad cover art on your book.
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Offline betsdavies

Re: Elizabeth Moon
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 02:22:45 AM »
I've never read her, so I hit up this thread hoping for some direction in the mixed reviews I've found, only to get mixed reviews.  Sigh.