“This is an excellent series, and Echoes of Betrayal is particularly well done. [Elizabeth Moon] is a consistently entertaining writer, and this book lives up to her standards.”—San Jose Mercury News
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, and a finger of suspicion points in a shocking direction. Meanwhile, in Tsaia, the young king Mikeli grapples with unrest among his own nobility after granting the title and estates of a traitorous magelord to a Verrakaien—who not only possesses the forbidden magic but is a woman. The controversial decision and its consequences put the king’s claim to the throne in peril. But even greater danger looms. A dragon’s wild offspring are sowing death and destruction, upsetting the ancient balance of power. A collision seems inevitable. Yet when it comes, it will be utterly unexpected—and all the more devastating for it.
“Fans of epic fantasy . . . should enjoy this series.”—Library Journal
“Rousing action and intriguing plot twists.”—Kirkus Reviews
Includes a preview of the next book in the Paladin’s Legacy series, Limits of Power.
Paladins, insists one of Moon's characters, "come into the world to change it, and that's always trouble for someone." The actions of Paladin Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter in Oath of Fealty and Kings of the North have indeed left a legacy of change and trouble. King Kieri of Lyonya is preparing to marry Arian, his half-elven love, but the bones of Kieri's family warn of danger and betrayal, possibly from the mostly absent elves. Dorrin, newly Duke Verrakai of Tsaia, remains an object of deepening suspicion even as she takes on a challenging task where either success or failure could damage her liege, young king Mikeli. Moon's pacing is as leisurely as a snowball rolling down a mountain, and it leads just as surely to catastrophe; every crisis solved reveals two larger ones, and the intriguing characters must frantically build strength and courage to survive.
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All I have to say is that the ending will have your jaw dropping. The opening chapter, though, was confusing; it wasn't set up in the previous book, and I just couldn't see Arvid automatically volunteering for...well, who he volunteered for...just out of the kindness of his heart. At least, not yet.
Page turner. Enough said!