In the third book in the Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy, Paksenarrion faces her destiny as she is called to save the country from internal and external forces that threaten to destroy everything that she holds dear.
Two realms face an unstable change of rule: in Tsaia, a long Regency is nearly over, and in Lyonya, a dying king has no legitimate heir. The sword which could declare the rightful heir of Lyonya is lost, and Paksenarrion – now a paladin – swears an Oath of Gold to find it and restore peace to her land.
Elizabeth Moon is an American fantasy and science fiction author. She was born born 1945. She grew up on the Texas-Mexico border. She has degrees in history and biology, and she programmed computers while in the Marine Corps.
She began writing stories in childhood, but didn't make a fiction sale until she was forty. She has several books in print, including The Speed of Dark. She and her husband live in Central Texas; their son, in his early twenties, is autistic.
She loves the outdoors, rides horses, sings in a choir, and would rather do anything than clean house.
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Photo: Elizabeth Moon at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Photographer: Szymon Sokół.