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Books: Oath of Fealty

I returned to the Deed of Paksenarrion twenty years later, with Elizabeth Moon's latest book. In it, time has not passed. We enter the kingdom of Lyonya to follow Duke Phelan's coronation and the conclusion of Oath of Gold into the "so now what happens?" to everything he left behind, including Captain Arcolin and the Duke's former lands in the north. Dorrin Verrakai's sudden ascendance to her family's duchy, and all of the turmoil involved with her, is centerpoint to the plot, but is left with some unresolved issues (and people!) at the end of the book. I think that Sgt. Stammel's fight with the demon was probably the most interesting, and that plot string was left slightly unwoven in the end as well.

This is the start of a new series, and not a stand-alone book. With that understanding, I'm reasonably pleased with it. Moon took the story to four different locations, and set up four different main characters. All of them have meaning and the plot lines are obviously going to weave together in multiple ways over the next few books. Let's see how it goes...
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