Mar 31, 2020
Crown of Renewal
Posted by Elizabeth Moon

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWSAcclaimed author Elizabeth Moon spins gripping, richly imagined epic fantasy novels that have earned comparisons to the work of such authors as Robin Hobb and Lois McMaster Bujold In this volume, Moon s brilliant masterwork reaches its triumphant conclusion The mysterious reappearance of magery throughout the lanNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWSAcclaimed author Elizabeth Moon spins gripping, richly imagined epic fantasy novels that have earned comparisons to the work of such authors as Robin Hobb and Lois McMaster Bujold In this volume, Moon s brilliant masterwork reaches its triumphant conclusion The mysterious reappearance of magery throughout the land has been met with suspicion, fear, and violence In the kingdom of Lyonya, Kieri, the half elven, half human king, struggles to balance the competing demands of his heritage while fighting a deadly threat to his rule evil elves linked in some way to the rebirth of magic Meanwhile, in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia, a set of ancient artifacts recovered by the former mercenary Dorrin Verrakai may hold the answer to the riddle of magery s return Thus Dorrin embarks on a dangerous quest to return these relics of a bygone age to their all but mythical place of origin What she encounters there will change her in unimaginable ways and spell doom or salvation for the entire world.Praise for Crown of Renewal Mesmerizing Elizabeth Moon offers convincingly realized characters persuasively shaped by the extraordinary richness, depth and texture of the world they inhabit Such is the allure of an extremely talented writer at the the height of her powers Kirkus Reviews starred review Elves, demons, warped magicians, ancient artifacts, time travel, and an agrarian based society make for an evocative story The depth of each character s emotions show the author s writing power Booklist Praise for Elizabeth Moon Limits of Power Thoughtful and deeply character driven, full of personal crises as heartbreaking and hopeful as any dramatic invasion Fantasy fans will be delighted by this impressive foray Publishers Weekly starred review Echoes of Betrayal This is an excellent series, and Echoes of Betrayal is particularly well done Moon is a consistently entertaining writer, and this book lives up to her standards San Jose Mercury News Rousing action and intriguing plot twists Kirkus Reviews Kings of the North Moon s characters navigate an intricate maze of alliances and rivalries Close attention to military detail gives the action convincing intensity The Star Ledger Her storytelling is as electrifying as ever, and her readers should be delighted with this new vista of a well known world Booklist

  • Title: Crown of Renewal
  • Author: Elizabeth Moon
  • ISBN: 9780345533098
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Crown of Renewal NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWSAcclaimed author Elizabeth Moon spins gripping richly imagined epic fantasy novels that have earned comparisons to the work of such authors as

    Mike (the Paladin)

    I may come back and say about this book later I loved Ms Moon s Paksenarrion books the trilogy The Deed of Paksenarrion is always one I recommend to readers who haven t found it and is among my top all time favorites I followed this series from the first though it took Ms Moon about 20 years to get here it seems We followed some of the characters from the trilogy onward in their lives here If I need to put it this way I thought this book might have been just a little weaker than the rest of the [...]


    Lynmars

    I m a little ambivalent, having just finished this a couple hours ago I may need to go back and reread the rest of the Paladin s Legacy series to get a better sense of things It felt a bit rushed I kept wondering how Moon was going to tie up some loose ends, and some of them were adequately tied, while others were intentionally left dangling for possible future stories Prince Camwyn s story, for instance while others simply weren t satisfying.As much as I liked Kieri Phelan in the original Deed, [...]


    Mike (the Paladin)

    I may come back and say about this book later I loved Ms Moon s Paksenarrion books the trilogy The Deed of Paksenarrion is always one I recommend to readers who haven t found it and is among my top all time favorites I followed this series from the first though it took Ms Moon about 20 years to get here it seems We followed some of the characters from the trilogy onward in their lives here If I need to put it this way I thought this book might have been just a little weaker than the rest of the [...]


    Judy Lesley

    Ever since I first discovered this series written by Elizabeth Moon she has struck me as an author who goes in the direction she wants with her novels, even if that might not be what satisfies the majority of readers The Paladin s Legacy series is coming to a close in this fifth book in that portion of the series and readers will not find fairy tale happily ever after endings for all the characters If you ve read all the novels you know the earliest books began with the three novels contained in [...]


    Althea Ann

    Crown of Renewal is the final book in a 5 book series Paladin s Legacy , which in turn follows two trilogies The Deed of Paksennarion and The Legacy of Gird I ve read all of Paladin s Legacy but not the two earlier trilogies.I do appreciate the author s note at the beginning of the book that this is not intended to be a stand alone novel Too many books omit that While I wouldn t say this is the ideal place to jump in to this saga, I think I would ve enjoyed it even if I d read nothing else Moon [...]


    Catherine Ford

    I really love this world and its characters.I wish I could say this was the perfect ending to the series, but unfortunately it just wasn t I think the problem was that over the 5 books so many characters were followed and so many different directions taken that it was almost impossible to wrap it all up Unlike the last Paks book there were no epic struggles of endurance or final battles in this book, it sort of just ran on finishing certain storylines and leaving others hanging It felt incomplet [...]


    David Ketelsen

    I received an advanced readers copy ARC of this novel from Net Galley in exchange for a book review.For me, all books by Elizabeth Moon must be compared to The Deed of Paksenarrion, her first series of 3 books It set the mark for how military fantasy novels should be written a pure 10 out of 10 On that scale, this book is a 7 and the Paladin s Legacy series is an 8.In this, the 5th and last volume of the Paladin s Legacy series, two serious villains rock the proverbial boat as well as a semi org [...]


    Elizabeth Galewski

    I didn t get an advance copy from the publisher I was the first on the list to read Crown of Renewal at my local library.Ponderous.That s the word that comes to mind when I think of the fifth and final book in the Paladin s Legacy series I was hoping that this book would tie all of the series loose ends up with a soaring, dramatic conclusion While the book does indeed resolve all of the questions that readers will pose, having read the other books, it does it in a rather anticlimactic fashion Fo [...]


    Jeffrey

    Crown of Renewal is the concluding volume of Elizabeth Moon s Paladin Legacy and Moon does a good job concluding the various story lines in this very long series, while still leaving the story open to a further volume As readers of this series know, Paladin s Legacy is really a continuation of Moon s great Deed of Paksnarrion, a trilogy that is the essential medieval swordswoman series.Paksnarrion, a great character, was a mere sheepfarmer s daughter who joined a mercenary band and rose to promi [...]


    Chelle

    I love the Pak s World however this book was a slough fest and I was listening to the audiobook This book felt rushed in some arcs and unpolished in others The fight scenes felt anti climatic and we hardly experience any of the action except a few I love Elizabeth Moon s writing for the detail, world building and strong female characters There was a lot of arcs to wrap up in this series finale and I think that it ended up like George R.R Martin s last Song of Fire Ice book very disjointed especi [...]


    kaśyap

    This is the final book in paladin s legacy The events in paladin s legacy start where the events of the deed of paksenarrion end I enjoyed the first book in this series a lot After the end of fourth book, I wondered how she would be able to wrap up all the threads in a single book She did manage to wrap up all the threads but in a rush Wasn t a very satisfying conclusion.Dorrin is the best character in this work too but like in the previous books, it was King Kieri s character that was flat and [...]


    Isis

    I would like to thank NetGalley and Del Ray for the opportunity to read this e book Although I received the e book for free, that in no way impacts my review.Eight kingdoms in danger, an enemy that cannot dieCount Jeddrin has received a grisly message His son, Filis, is dead, brutally killed by Alured the Black the first move in his plan to take the eight kingdoms.But Filis managed to send his own message, telling of the dark forces that control Alured, warning of something than human behind th [...]


    Allison

    That moment at the end of a series when you turn the last page and wish there were .


    Sidney Jr.

    Having read the entire series, I found this book to be a solid conclusion to the series I started the series reading in hardcover and finished it via electronic editions I liked the entire arc of the series and felt like most of the major characters got their time on stage I probably would not characterize this book as a good first book in the series obviously, as it is the conclusion , but the sheer number of characters and their relationships to one another are something that the author rightl [...]


    Clay Kallam

    Elizabeth Moon wraps up her long series, the Legends of Paksennarion, with Crown of Renewal Del Rey, 26, 498 pages , and though it s not quite the epic finale one would hope for, given the quality of what went before, it s still a professional effort that gets the job done.Moon s first book in this 12 book collection came out in 1988 Sheepfarmer s Daughter, if you want to begin at the beginning , and she s built a complex pre industrial world with magic, demi gods and well developed characters U [...]


    Clare O"Beara

    I had not read the previous books and found this hard to get into as a consequence There are many characters, lands and alliances, with the action following on from the earlier stories Those following the series would probably enjoy it The start is unpleasant with curses, flaying, vengeance and the rest between warlords Then there are soldiers guarding frontiers and black cloaked intruders, horse nomads and gnomes If you don t know who is on which side, or which side is which, it s hard to feel [...]


    Joe Howe

    I enjoyed the book and felt it was an interesting example of a work that tackled bigger issues than its plot The pace was set at a sort of sedate speed, but where the default mode in fantasy fiction is to let the issues of the work be solved by the furious action of the plot this slower speed let the reader and characters spend a lot time with the problems involved As a result, by the end of the fiction you had a greater scope of respect for these characters as heroes Their decisions and inclin [...]


    Ron

    Elizabeth Moon draws the tale of Paks and her Paladin s Legacy to a close in Crown of Renewal She ties up many of the loose ends of her characters while leaving open development of individual tales Kieri faces his worst fear and conquers it Dorrin returns the crown to its homeland and is confronted with needing to choose her future In the end, the book feels a bit rushed as the author switches from one character to another And the ending does not have Paks, but then this series was not about her [...]


    Lisa

    asks What did you think And I have to say that I don t really know I feel like the last 100 pages the last 100 in the 5 book series raced along at a pace quite unlike the rest of the books Things are going somewhat badly for all our protagonists for 4.5 books that s a bit of an exaggeration, but not too much , and then suddenly, things start to go their way Even so, there are loose ends that do not get wrapped up.I dunno I guess I need to go bak and read the origin books contained in the Legacy [...]


    Nate

    I read this mostly because I read the others and it is the last in the series It felt very much like a book to wrap up loose ends The dialog was dull and lifeless The action felt like someone describing the way their role playing sessions played out Moon is capable of much better work, but I suppose that those that reall I like the continuation of the Paksenarrion story line will like it I would recommend stopping with the original books skip the Gird prequels and the Kieri et al sequels.


    Tracy

    I read it to complete the series but s my feeling that the author wrote five books when it should have been three There are too many characters, too many subplots and a great majority of them don t move the story forward Yes, I feel bad Aris is missing his friend, but I don t need a whole chapter on raising horses What are those horse nomads doing over there Why do we care about them I just feel like the book is padded waaay out However, I have a mysterious fondness for Gird s Cow.


    Fredrick Danysh

    Evil is returning to the land as is magery After attacks to possess ancient relics, the king tasks Duke Dorrin to remove them as targets as she is the only one who can Forced to give up her title and lands to accomplish the task, Dorrin sets off on a dangerous adventure to return the relics to their ancient home.


    Jennifer

    A very good series overall with a traditional epic fantasy feel I would call this a character driven fantasy rather than plot based which I prefer Dorrin s storyline was my favorite by far.I did not like how rushed the ending was It felt way too short and anticlimactic I would ve liked to see an epilogue for a few of the characters for a sense of closure.


    Barb in Maryland

    Excellent conclusion to this saga Well done and the ending is perfect Happy book noise One quibble though the map I found it totally inadequate, as at least half of the book took place off the map given to us I was spoiled by Tolkien and perhaps unrealistically would like other authors to live up to his standard.


    Clinton

    Well I am sad to see this series come to an end but overall most things were wrapped up pretty well in this final book I cant help but to feel like the book was kinda rushed and that it could have been fleshed out seeing how this is the final book in the series.


    Jennifer

    I thought it wrapped things up a little too nicely in a nice bow but it can still go on with some of the ribbon ends I would love to see of Camwynn and Dorrin.


    Micaho

    Decent conclusion to a promising series.The series as a whole lost interest because the primary characters were ridiculously overpowered, but you can get past that Really, the final book was kind of disappointing because the series started up so many interesting new ideas and viewpoints, but then everything seemed to wrap up without a lot of satisfaction all at once There were bunches of hanging plot threads.An interesting series if you d already read Deeds of Paksenarian, but unlike the origina [...]


    Benj

    A pretty good ending to this series, but not brilliant Everybody lived happily ever after, except the bad people who died It felt strangely rushed at the end, which, considering that the first four chapters were all about Arcolin and the gnomes don t get me wrong, I like the gnomes, but these chapters just dragged felt unbalanced view spoiler I found the ending a bit odd The ease with which Kieri dealt with his arch enemy felt completely wrong, and Dorrin s strange apotheosis just confused me An [...]


    Shelley

    Mixed feelings This book was very good, and the series is very good The characters are unique and amazing The storylines are many and complex This is a long series of very large books and I went a long time between reading the different books and was still able to follow the stories, but I did get confused on occasion Perhaps the storylines are too many and too complex for me to rave about, but this is definitely a series worth reading.


    Patricia Litz

    Well it cleared up a few of my questions however, it rambled I was glad to have some of the evil persons knocked out Did she leave herself room for another book or was she trying to figure out how to end it



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