Echoes of Betrayal
The action continues fast and furious in this third installment of Elizabeth Moon’s celebrated return to the fantasy world of the paladin Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter. This award-winning author has firsthand military experience and an imagination that knows no bounds. Combine those qualities with... show more
The action continues fast and furious in this third installment of Elizabeth Moon’s celebrated return to the fantasy world of the paladin Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter. This award-winning author has firsthand military experience and an imagination that knows no bounds. Combine those qualities with an ability to craft flesh-and-blood characters, and the result is the kind of speculative fiction that engages both heart and mind.All is not well in the Eight Kingdoms. In Lyonya, King Kieri is about to celebrate marriage to his beloved, the half-elf Arian. But uncanny whispers from the spirits of his ancestors continue to warn of treachery and murder. A finger of suspicion has been pointed toward his grandmother, the queen of the Ladysforest elves, and that suspicion has only intensified with time and the Lady’s inexplicable behavior. Clearly, she is hiding something. But what? And why?Meanwhile, in Tsaia, the young king Mikeli must grapple with unrest among his own nobility over his controversial decision to grant the title and estates of a traitorous magelord to a Verrakaien who not only possesses the forbidden magic but is a woman besides: Dorrin, once one of Kieri’s most trusted captains. When renegade Verrakaien attack two of Dorrin’s squires, suspicion and prejudice combine to place Dorrin’s life at risk—and the king’s claim to the throne in peril.But even greater danger is looming. The wild offspring of a dragon are on the loose, sowing death and destruction and upsetting the ancient balance of power between dragonkind, humans, elves, and gnomes. A collision seems inevitable. Yet when it comes, it will be utterly unexpected—and all the more devastating for it.
Publish date: February 21st 2012
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 451
Edition language: English
Series: Paladin's Legacy (#3)
This reader's personal opinion, ©2015, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Google Play, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers* Utterly fascinating. Can I stop there? I still have a book hangover several days later and it's hard to put into words just how amazin...
1/7/14 ** Re-reading in preparation for the 4th and 5th books in the series. Moon has a penchant for teen boys to make bad choices!9/19/12 ** Well, after I got into the book, I realized that I had read it last spring, when it was released. Just didn't put it on GoodReads then.9/14/12 ** I ranted a...
It's easier to say what I don't like about this book... It is a cliffhanger. Argh! On the flip side, I have the next book waiting so it's not too bad. It's still hard to give my overall thoughts on this book... Or the previous two because it very much feels like all four (soon to be five) of the boo...
Reviewing 'Echoes of Betrayal' and 'Limits of Power' together, because I read them back-to-back, and there isn't any radical distinction between them.Both books are very middle-y. Not really middling, just middle-of-series-y. You're expected to know the characters already (that's OK, because I do), ...
4 1/2 out of 5Eep cliffhanger! I hope the next book in the series comes out soon. I am so happy that Jennifer Van Dyk is narrating this series again! It was so strange that King of the North was narrated by some else. This is get high fantasy and I highly recommend starting from the Pakkenarion tril...