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Sheepfarmer's Daughter By Elizabeth Moon Sheepfarmer s Daughter Paksenarrion Paks for short is somebody special She knows it even if nobody else does yet No way will she follow her father s orders to marry the pig farmer down the road She s off to join the army

  • Title: Sheepfarmer's Daughter
  • Author: Elizabeth Moon
  • ISBN: 9780671319649
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Sheepfarmer's Daughter By Elizabeth Moon Paksenarrion Paks for short is somebody special She knows it, even if nobody else does yet No way will she follow her father s orders to marry the pig farmer down the road She s off to join the army, even if it means she can never see her family again.And so her adventure begins the adventure that transforms her into a hero remembered in songs, chosen by the godsPaksenarrion Paks for short is somebody special She knows it, even if nobody else does yet No way will she follow her father s orders to marry the pig farmer down the road She s off to join the army, even if it means she can never see her family again.And so her adventure begins the adventure that transforms her into a hero remembered in songs, chosen by the gods to restore a lost ruler to his throne.Here is her tale as she lived it.
    Sheepfarmer's Daughter By Elizabeth Moon

    Sheepfarmer s Daughter Meet your next favorite book Sheepfarmer s Daughter tells the story of a girl who ditches home to join the army after her father tries to marry her off to a pig farmer There is a lot of marching, and fighting, I Sheepfarmer s Daughter The Deed of Paksenarrion Trilogy Paksenarrion is the daughter of a sheepfarmer She has no wish to be married to another farmer Instead, she wants a life of adventure as a soldier Unfortunately for her, her father has already promised her in marriage There is only one thing a girl in that situation can do She runs off and joins the army It is a mercenary company. Sheepfarmer s Daughter by Elizabeth Barnes Noble Up to sh backSep , Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter may be the daughter of a humble sheep farmer in the far north end of the kingdom, but she dreams of so much After refusing her father s orders to do the sensible thing and marry the pig farmer down the road, Paks, runs away to join a band of mercenaries, dreaming of daring deeds and military glory. Sheepfarmer s Daughter Book by Simon Schuster Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter may be the daughter of a humble sheep farmer in the far north end of the kingdom, but she dreams of so much After refusing her father s orders to do the sensible thing and marry the pig farmer down the road, Paks, runs away to join a band of mercenaries, dreaming of daring deeds and military glory. Sheepfarmer s Daughter Paksenarrion Series Book Feb , Paksenarrion is the daughter of a sheepfarmer She has no wish to be married to another farmer Instead, she wants a life of adventure as a soldier Unfortunately for her, her father has already promised her in marriage. Sheepfarmer s Daughter Paksenarrion, a simple sheepfarmer s daughter, yearns for a life of adventure and glory, such as was known to heroes in songs and story At age seventeen she runs away from home to join a mercenary company and begins her epic life out of stars. Sheepfarmer s Daughter WebScription Ebook Baen Books Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter may be the daughter of a humble sheep farmer in the far north end of the kingdom, but she dreams of so much After refusing her father s orders to do the sensible thing and marry the pig farmer down the road, Paks, runs away to join a band of mercenaries, dreaming of daring deeds and military glory.

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    1. Carol. on said:

      Like a microscope on a game safari, Sheepfarmer s Daughter focuses on exactly the wrong details The classic epic fantasy is notable for a common born female lead, Paks, and the focus on her life after she joins a private military company I enjoyed the writing style and the quality, but felt I would have liked a little character development the times we hear Paks inner dialogue are too far apart, and there is too much description without reflection I can appreciate that the lavish details of the [...]

    2. Dawn on said:

      My oh my Oh my oh my oh my.When I started reading this, I thought I was going to love it It had come with such high recommendations, and it sounded like it was right up my alley I was so excited to finally have time to dive into it Unfortunately, I was ultimately disappointed It just didn t work for me Try as I might, I just couldn t make myself like it.It was just so boring It literally put me to sleep whenever I tried to read it Which was great for those late nights that I just couldn t fall a [...]

    3. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      I have read and reviewed the text version of this book My daughter got me this and the next 2 parts of the trilogy for Christmas this year 2010 I want to review this in that a wonderful book can be read by a not so wonderful reader and be then in audio formt so wonderful That isn t the case here While not the best reader I ve ever heard in an audio book Jennifer Van Dyck does a fine job on the book and only in a couple of places does she miss a cue or fail to carry over the emotion that I believ [...]

    4. Werner on said:

      Note, March 30, 2017 I ve just edited this review to reflect a change of perspective on one point, brought about by being exposed to new factual information in the four years since I wrote it.My wife and I are reading the entire trilogy that this volume opens together and since I have at least one friend who s curious about my reaction, I thought I d review the three novels as we finish them, rather than as an omnibus volume at the end though we re reading the omnibus volume Note I subsequently [...]

    5. R. on said:

      After a promising prologue geared me up for a rousing adventure, I was massively disappointed by how dull this book ultimately was It was the worst kind of dull, in fact, given that it wasn t due to nothing happening, but rather to how the events that did happen were related.In short the prose of this novel has all the spirit and passion of a grocery list And to go along with that the main character, Paks, is painfully flat and uninteresting She s a naive nearly to the point of stupidity and als [...]

    6. Maria on said:

      This is the first book in a trilogy, and it s a realistic depiction of military life in a fantasy world, with just a few hints of magic and evil forces at the end We follow Paksenarrion Paks for short for about three years of her life, from she runs away from home at 18, until she s a veteran soldier in Duke Phelan s mercenary company This was a long awaited re read for me, I first read it when I was 14 or 15, and loved it.The reviews here on GR seems to be quite mixed, and as usual I really lik [...]

    7. Wanda on said:

      3.5 starsI really wanted to like this tale than I actually did It had moments of greatness as when Paksenarrion fights off her father and leaves home to join the army Although, as the daughter of a pig farmer, I will tell you that there are worse men that you could end up married to I read this book while on holiday and it always seemed that I was interrupted right in mid battle, left wondering for many hours how things would turn out That said, the battles were certainly not gritty like those [...]

    8. Evgeny on said:

      I like the main idea for the book to see a rise of the main character from nobody to a legend in great details From these details comes the first problem nothing at all happens in the first half of the book, just the military training in details than I ever cared about, like how to march with a spear In the second half of the book some excitement finally comes up as well as another problem The book is written from the main character s point of view BTW, I challenge everybody to recall her full [...]

    9. Hanne on said:

      This one is old school military fantasy we open with a young adult dreaming of a career as a soldier, signing up in a mercenary squad, and what follows is a lot of drilling, marching, sieging and fighting I will admit to reading very fast over some of the fighting scenes, because they weren t always very interesting But some of the things that happened in between did hold my attention.There is a lot of foreshadowing on who what Paksenarrion will become We open with her father telling the tale, a [...]

    10. JAIME on said:

      I love Elizabeth Moon s chill style writing It s all wonderful and detailed Her heroine never does anything idiotic But, that s not to say she doesn t find herself in situations She is sweet, but not a walk over She is tough, but not Kate Daniels Honest and humble, she should be boring But she really isn t Sheepfarmer s Daughter tells the story of a girl who ditches home to join the army after her father tries to marry her off to a pig farmer There is a lot of marching, and fighting, and marchin [...]

    11. Lorena on said:

      This book the first in a trilogy, which is also collected in an omnibus is interesting to me primarily for its description of the main character s military training The author is a former Marine, and as such, her creation of a female warrior has credibility than most However, as technically accurate as this series may be in terms of military training and strategy, it is seriously lacking in emotional resonance The main character, Paksenarrion Paks , never really connects emotionally with anyone [...]

    12. Traci on said:

      First half low to mid three stars.Second half mid to high three stars.I liked it It just wasn t a book that spoke to me I found it a little clinical Cold Paks wants to be soldier with every fiber of her being but I never once felt that desire None of the characters really came to life for me.I did like that this book s heroine was a strong young woman who knew her own mind If it had been written today she would have followed her first love into the army where she would meet another young man who [...]

    13. Pauline Ross on said:

      I m reading this in the omnibus edition, entitled The Deed of Paksenarrion , but I ll review each of the the three volumes separately, for convenience The series tells the story of Paksenarrion Dorthansdottir, or Paks for short, who runs away from her humble home to join Duke Phelan s army as a way of avoiding a marriage being forced on her by her father This first book is about her training, her first battles and her involvement in the Duke s various military enterprises, and although it starts [...]

    14. Kevin Xu on said:

      The first half of the book I would give it five stars with a girl in the army like the author herself with her background in Vietnam, but the second half was too predictable for me to enjoy it My problem is the second half of the book, it was too cliche as everyone else is in trouble, and the main character somehow always avoid trouble, so that main character has to save everyone even if he or she does not have the ability, but the main character usually has the ability to.

    15. Stephen on said:

      4.5 stars An excellent beginning to what looks to be a superb epic fantasy series Elizabeth Moon writes a great story with well drawn, interesting characters and a tightly focused plot that grabs you from the beginning of the novel and never stalls That is tough to do in a 500 page book, but I was engaged the entire time Highly recommended Winner Compton Crook Award.

    16. Robin on said:

      I picked up The Sheepfarmer s Daughter because I d heard many good things about this epic fantasy It begins very well, establishing Paks s independence, her dedication, passion, her desire to do what is right and good.The story then devolves into a daily account of How to Become a Soldier and, once she s received her training, Paks s story moves into scene after scene of military maneuvers sans any real political groundwork There are pages of scenery descriptions which, while they are lovely, do [...]

    17. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      See my review of the omnibus edition The Deed of Paksenarrion I love these books and highly recommend them Let me say again that I love these books and can t recommend them highly enough I read these books years ago, have read them several times, and will in all probability reread them again and again.This is one of those series I think of them as a single book where when I run on someone who doesn t like them or doesn t get them I am as the saying goes flummoxed.I find these full of life lesson [...]

    18. Rob on said:

      So what does that leave us with Sheepfarmer s Daughter is essentially five hundred pages of Paks going through the motions of becoming a mercenary and finding out how to be a good soldier, a lot of which is no interesting that my average day at the office She does what she is told, never seriously questions what she is doing and turns out to be good at pretty much everything she is required to do In short, neither Paks, or the events described in the novel really managed captivate me It is read [...]

    19. Dan on said:

      First of a series of awesome books I think this is my 4th or 5th re read The series is just that good.

    20. Luce on said:

      A re read This is the first book of a trilogy An epic story of Paksenarrion Paks , who runs away from her family to escape an arranged marriage to a pig farmer She joins mercenary army and becomes a hero many times over.I have the same problem I had the first time reading it Her mercenary company travels throughout the book and for the life of me I could never picture in my head where they were I dug out my old paperback that includes a map later I found it online but it doesn t have enough deta [...]

    21. KatHooper on said:

      ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Brilliance Audio has recently been putting together some fine productions of many classic fantasy novels that deserve to be heard and I, as a reader, couldn t be happier I don t have much free time these days, and most of my reading is now done by audio, so I was thrilled to find that I could finally listen to The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon The first novel, Sheepfarmer s Daughter, has just been released, and the rest are following quickly By th [...]

    22. Gavin on said:

      The first book in the Deed of Paksenarrion series One noun, five sylables, instant red alert.I have to preface this by saying that I found Lord of the Ring s unbearably tedious, and that every time I read or try to 80 s fantasy Wheel of Time in particular I am struck by a profound sadness that Tolkien s ludicrous Middle England populated by gay midgets, gay elves and gay men became the template rather than Le Guin s Earthsea.Sheepfarmer s Daughter really is eighties fantasy A girl with a name lo [...]

    23. Jay Collins on said:

      3.5 Stars, Great start for a series, I did find the story a little slow at times and sometimes it was slow to progress the main plot, but the characters are likable and the story is entertaining On the whole, it is pretty good and I will continue with the series.

    24. Mimi on said:

      I wanted to like this book, but it just did not work for me Although the writing is thorough and descriptive, most of the problems I have with this book come down to its third person sort of limited narration Most of the time, details enhance the story and help build the world, but sometimes they re repetitive and yet you still don t get to know much about the world the story is set in The latter applies to this story There are a few scenes where magic played an important role view spoiler like [...]

    25. David on said:

      This is an off the shelf ADD adventure, with the names barely filed off If you like that sort of thing, it s a decent story and Elizabeth Moon s writing is better than average But it s basically about a sheepfarmer s daughter duh who joins a mercenary company and becomes a fighter, and the whole book is about her training and her first few military campaigns There s only a little bit of magic, but it s obvious Paksenarrion is destined to become a paladin Although I m slightly curious to see how [...]

    26. Choko on said:

      This was a bit too objective of a narrative A bit too impersonal and reeds like a military campaign diary Not bad, but not as good as I expected Will read the next book and see how it goes

    27. Katharine (Ventureadlaxre) on said:

      This is part of my reading challenge for 2017, to expand my woeful knowledge of women in speculative fiction by reading at least 24 books by women that were and are instrumental in our genre.This book was absolutely what I needed at the time I ve fallen behind in my reading challenge currently, and short stories weren t working for me This I couldn t put down We have the usual offspring doesn t want to be a farmer so goes off to join the army trope, but in this the characters feel so utterly rea [...]

    28. Dan Thompson on said:

      I picked this one up because my wife recommended it She said, It saved fantasy for me That was high praise, but I can see now that it was worth it I am also tempted to say that it saved fantasy for me, but I m not sure I ll find much else like it.I do enjoy Urban Fantasy, but I confess I ve never really enjoyed much traditional fantasy, i.e epic sword and sorcercy, though I could never quite put my finger on it The best I could say was that, I just couldn t get into it I figured that the genre s [...]

    29. Tina on said:

      I was reading the newest book in the Paks series,Oath of Fealty and it made me very nostalgic to go back and re read this.I read this book for the first time back in 1994, I think it was Some friends and I were holidaying up along the east coast and we stopped in Martha s Vineyard There is a really cool Hostel there in the middle of the woods the outdoor shower is awesome I didn t want to carry too many books around so I d only had a couple on me and was being stingy about how much I was reading [...]

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