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Autumn Adventures

My retreat from the post-Amazon-apocalypse-GoodReads. My shelves and my reviews, I hope, will find a safe haven here.


I like to read epic fantasy (the bigger, thicker and longer, the better) and science fiction (perfer space operas).  I also enjoy the occasional biography or history non-fiction.


Out in the real world, I'm an IT professional in the Legal industry.  Tech doesn't scare me or phase me.

Currently reading

Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles, #3)
Luke Daniels, Kevin Hearne
Progress: 94 %

Oath of Fealty

Oath of Fealty - Elizabeth Moon

Highly anticipated return to Paks' world which mostly fizzled for me. Paks had a couple of cameos, but the lion's share of the storylines fell to Dorrin, by far the most interesting of the points of view presented. Arcolin's story felt and looked like filler. Except for the scene in the ossuary, Kieri's tale barely bumped through a two-dimensional plane. The most tragic loose end hinges on the fate of Stammel.


The abrupt and anti-climactic ending left me feeling ambivalent. My emotional line graph would resemble a near dead person's EKG - a few squiggles, but no mountainous peaks or terrifying plummets.


Since it's been years (translated decades) since I read The Deed of Paksenarrion, I felt detached from all these characters, even Dorrin, though her struggles proved the most exciting and enlightening. I can't say I didn't enjoy reading Oath of Fealty, but I feel somewhat let down; perhaps my expectations aim too high.

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