P – Paksennarion, Deed of

The Deed of Paksenarrion: A Novel
Loved: I’m actually still in the middle of this one, but its opening pages sucked me in better than just about anything. It’s a tale told in front of a crackling fireplace about a pair of old swords and mysterious family legends!

Learned: This is another interesting one in terms of how it stacks up today. On one hand, it’s a brilliant example of a strong female MC in epic fantasy. On the other, it feels almost old school compared to the expected “heroines” of today.


  1. I've never heard of this one but it sounds good. I like legend stories. Especially if they're mysterious. :)

  2. This is one of the books/series which really sealed the deal on my love of fantasy :) Hope you love it!

  3. It's got a cool cover! I like stories with a strong female MC.

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  4. I've always felt that the modern version of the strong female character was unrealistic and uninteresting.

  5. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds interesting -- Let us know how you feel about it after you've finished!

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  7. Interesting title, the book does have an "old school" feel to it. The premise reminds me a little bit of Alanna.

    Nicole I wanted to let you know that I have included your site on my link for "Other Great Blogs" Thanks!


  8. We need real, strong female characters in Fantasy. I've heard there's a move to find male voices now, however. I'm not sure what a modern strong female character is...I think if it's a norm, I probably disagree with it...lol.

    1. Agreed - I love strong female characters!