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The Deed of Paksenarrion centers around the life of Paksenarrion, known as Paks, a simple sheepfarmer's daughter.
Paks is a headstrong teenage girl that yearns for a life of adventure and glory, such as was known to heroes in songs and story.
When her father arranges a marriage for her, she decides to flee and take up with a mercenary company.
Through her journeys and hardships in the mercenary company, she comes to realize that she has been gifted as a paladin.
Cazaril is a broken man in both spirit and body. He has been betrayed and used by the current rulers of Chalion.
He has been chosen to be a seacret-tutor to Iselle, the beautiful, strong-willed sister of the impetuous boy who is next in line to rule. This is a task that Cazaril dreads because it will lead him to the royal courts. A place where his powerful enemies who once placed him in chains now occupy lofty positions.
Cazaril must maneuver a complex and dangerous political landscape to help protect Iselle, and himself. He must help out with everything from protecting her from assassins, to matchmaking with a foreign prince.
Is World of the Five Gods good?
The Curse of Chalion is a must-read for any fantasy fan that appreciates good literature.
Lois McMaster Bujold is an excellent author and she is on top of her game in this book.
The Curse of Chalion is not bout an orphan boy that grows to become an overpowered savior of the world. The main character is already an adult with many psychological and physical scars. And the story is more about political intrigues and human relations than war and killing.
Garion is a young boy living on a large farm. He lives there in a peaceful happy ordinary life with his Aunt Pol and his friend Durnik the blacksmith.
One they when the storyteller called Mister Wolf comes on his regular visits, Garion`s life undergoes a dramatic change.
Garion, Aunt Pol, Mister Wolfe, and Durnik set out on a long journey to retrieve a lost item.
Is The Belgariad good?
Pawn of Prophecy, the first book in The Belgariad series, is a splendid book.
It is a very old fashion classic fantasy with a boy growing up with special powers, a traveling quest, black and white morals, and fighting the evil overlord.
But it is written very well and it is absolutely worth reading.
It might be a classic in the fantasy genre.
The World has been a wasteland of ash and mist for over a thousand years. The Lord Ruler of this world, the "Sliver of Infinity", has reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror.
Every revolt against The Lord Ruler has failed miserably.
But then a terribly scarred and heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the Lord Ruler`s most hellish prison snapped. His name is Kelsier, and when he snapped he suddenly found himself with the powers of a Mistborn.
A Mistborn can burn all sixteen of the Allomantic metals.
Kelsier is a brilliant thief, con man, and a natural leader. He decided to turn his talents to the ultimate play.
A play with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.
For this ultimate play, he recruited the underworld`s elite. The smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom capable of burning one of the Allomantic metals.
Kelsier`s plan looks more like the ultimate long shot until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life.
Vin has the potential to become a Mistborn like Kelsier himself.
Is Mistborn good?
This is the first book in the Mistborn series. Both this book and the rest of the series is really good.
This series has detailed world-building, especially the magic system, and an interesting main character. Sanderson shines on these points. Hi is an excellent epic fantasy author.
If you like fantasy books then Mistborn should be a must-read.
Sonea is a young slum rat that suddenly discovers that she has magical potential. She discovered it when she throws a stone through a magical barrier and accidentally hits a magician shielded behind it. Only magic could get through that shield.
The magicians want her to join their guild, but Sonea has an understandable but unnecessary distrust of the magicians. Soo she ends up running away from them.
The magicians must find her before her uncontrolled and untrained powers kill her and possibly destroys the city.
This is not an easy task. Sonea knows the slums and its hidden sewers like only a slum child can.
The guild desperately tries to hunt her down to attempt to convince her to join them and start in their school.
Is The Black Magician Trilogy good?
I liked this book quite well, but I read it back in my earlier days when I was new to fantasy books.
The story in The Magicians' Guild is kind of unoriginal and follows standard fantasy structure. But if you are kind of new to fantasy books or like me, liking these kinds of stories, then it should be a good read.
Bahzell Bahnakson is from the Horse Stealer Hradani.
Hradani is a race known for their uncontrollable rages, bloodthirsty tendencies, and their barbaric conduct. None of the races like them.
Besides being a Heradani Bahzell has other problems. He has violated a hostage bond and has a price on his head.
But if that was not enough, a God has plans for him. Plans he can't get out of. And it's not just any God, its the War God that has plans for him.
Because of this God Bahzell has to deal with political intrigue, assassins, demons, dark gods, good gods, and much more.
All because of some God want to make Bahzell his Paladin.
Is War God good?
War God is an excellent series.
Bahzell Bahnakson is an interesting but reluctant hero. The book have some of the typical good vs evil fantasy themes, but it is still a good book. I guess some tropes are tropes for a reason.
The High King of Osten Ard, slayer of the dread dragon Shurakai, lies dying.
With his death, the Storm King, undead ruler of the elvish like Siti, will finally be free to unleash his plans to regain his lost realm.
Only the League of the Scroll, a small secret group with members scattered all over the world, recognizes the coming danger.
Simon, a castle scullion and an unknowingly apprenticed to a member of this League, will be tossed out in the center of the conflict. The conflict with the Storm King and the Leagues quest for the solution to a riddle of long-lost swords of power.
Simon will be confronted with enemies straight out of a legend-maker's worst nightmares!
Is Memory, Sorrow and Thorn good?
I remember I was spell-bound by this trilogy.
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn was one of the earlier fantasy series I read, and it was really good.
All fantasy fans should read this trilogy.
A Song of Ice and Fire is set in a medieval-like fantasy world. A world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime.
The characters in this epic story are struggling amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, in the only game that matters, the game of thrones.
In the game of thrones, you either win or you die, there is no middle ground.
Is A Song of Ice and Fire good?
This is an excellent book series.
It is sadly not finished jet. It will probably take decades before it is finished unless the author gets his finger out of his ass.
Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself.
The hard-bitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead.
Until the prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her.
Is Chronicles of the Black Company good?
I have only read the first book, and that is many years ago. I remember liking it, but I was no in a reading mood back then, however, I plan to take this series up again.
Tungdil is a blacksmith and the only dwarf in a kingdom of men.
He has never seen another dwarf until he is sent to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people.
Tungdil, who has never been trained as a warrior, finds himself in the midst of a battle. A Battle that dos not only threaten him but the life of every man, woman, and child in Girdlegard.
Can he embrace his true heritage and become the dwarf they all need to save Girdlegard.
Is Dwarves good?
The story is an average fantasy story, and the only thing that makes it unique is that we follow a dwarf. Not too many stories with that viewpoint around.
Yelena is sentenced to death for committing murder, but she is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She gets the opportunity to accept a job with an extraordinarily high chance of death.
She is offered to become the food taster for the commander of Ixia. A person that people are very likely to attempt to assassinate. And Poison is a common assassin method.
The chief of security leaves nothing to chance and deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust, a deadly poison. Only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
Yelena tries to escape her punishment but she gets tied up in rebel plots and here own newly found magical powers that she can't control.
Is The Study good?
Poison Study is the first book in The Study series.
It is an excellent book that is absolutely worth giving a try.
Similar recommendations if you like The Deed of Paksenarrion (The Deed of Paksenarrion #1):
- The Curse of Chalion (World of the Five Gods #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold
- Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad #1) by David Eddings
- Mistborn (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson
- The Magicians' Guild (The Black Magician Trilogy #1) by Trudi Canavan
- Oath of Swords (War God #1) by David Weber
- The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow and Thorn #1) by Tad Williams
- A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin
- The Black Company (Chronicles of the Black Company #1) by Glen Cook
- The Dwarves (Dwarves #1) by Markus Heitz
- Poison Study (The Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder