Liar’s Oath (The Legacy of Gird, #2)

ISBN: 1841490164
ISBN 13: 9781841490168
By: Elizabeth Moon

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More action-packed fantasy adventure from the author of the acclaimed DEED OF PAKSENARRION trilogy

Reader's Thoughts

Joseph Gudge

Great tie in to the Deeds of Paksennarian. Luap is revealed to be the cause of all kinds of problems. Was very enjoyable to read! I only give it 3 stars because you should read the first book before reading this one.


Weakest in the series. Jumping back past the dramatic finish of Surrender None is an awkward start... and following a basically unlikeable protagonist is a problem throughout. Fortunately it does pick up a bit eventually, but the middle portions are still a bit of a slog.

Ruby Hollyberry

NEVER read this one. I love the Deed of Paksenarrion and am enjoying the new follow-up trilogy so far. Surrender None is not as good, but it is more or less okay and explains some historical and cultural backstory of the continent. This one is terrible and not worth bothering with even for the most obsessed fan of the series.


It fills in the "Legend of Gird" that is mentioned in the Paksennarion Trilogy. This is from the point of view of Gird's right hand man, but I couldn't like him. It was more irritating than enjoyable. It is only interesting as background information for the Paksennarion Trilogy, but not a necessary read.


Companion book to the "Deed of Paksenarrion" - This book gives the backstory about Luap and Gird. I didn't like it as much as the "Deed" and quite frankly thought Luap was a jerk. I didn't regret reading it, but I wasn't too crazy about it either.


Really a slow read. I just can't give up ona book.

Elizabeth Paradise

I read this because I loved Paksenarrion, but this series did not agree with me.

Jeremy Preacher

I am disappointed with this as well as Legacy of Gird. The Deed of Paksenarrion was very good - solid, somewhat pedestrian, but good - but these two follow-ups read like the author's background notes expanded into novel form. The character of Luap is marginally less unsympathetic here than he was in Gird, but only marginally, and there's no mystery - we know how it ends. I would not recommend it, even if you liked Paks.


I rated this while I was reading it originally. But like many of her books, the ending changed the meaning of the whole book! Her description of Luap's problem is so right on, I wonder if this character is a study of the characters in her 'Speed of Dark' book. She has such a deep understanding of people and brings it out in her books that I learn about people from reading some of her most difficult books. This book is very difficult to read because of the flaws in the main character. But that is the beauty of it! She helps us to understand how one flaw can change the lives of a small city or the history of a nation, or the mythology of a people.


Vote: 3,25Class: L-B3 (FP) (*) (final of the two prequels of the Deed of Paksennarion Trilogy)This book is no better than the previous one: certainly interesting and with a well built setting (which helps us to understand more of the world behind the Deed of Paksennarion), it is not even close to be the great fantasy novel the original Trilogy was.The world (3,50) is perhaps the best thing in this book: we came to know much more of its history and people and it's a convincing fantasy world.The characters (3,00) are somewhat shallow and they lack a real personality and are often not true to themselves (they seldom feel real!).The story (3,25) is stretched to give and understanding of what we have found in Luap's stronghold, but like the characters themselves it isn't always coherent.The writing style (3,50) is good; sometimes it's too slow but beautifully written.All in all it was not a really enjoying reading, and I can't recommended it but to fanatic fans of the Paksennarion world. I'm not sure I'll read the sequel to the original Paksennarion Trilogy.(*) I really don't like from the author to insert in a book like this her opinions about homosexual relationships: throughout the original Trilogy and more in this sequel we find references about how it's all the same whom you want to love (especially in regard of the female characters). I don't care either for her characters casual comments about anticonceptionals.Both seem to me best left out from a Fantasy novel for young adult reader.


This series is worth reading, but not all of the books are available at the library.

Vickey Foggin

This book is The Story of Laup. I liked the parts that were NOT about Laup. Laup is a terrible person and it is not fun to spend time with him. I enjoyed the solid friendship between the first paladins, beautiful descriptions of a land clearly modeled on Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Utah, and detail after detail about establishing pre-industrial terrace agriculture that thrilled my archaeologist heart! Like with the previous book...if the subject detailed is interesting to you, you will enjoy reading it. It it is not...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


Had a hard time getting through this book. Not my favorite in the series.


The book's strength is also its greatest weakness: meticulous, subtle characterisation of an essentially unlikeable character. Not exactly an enjoyable read, then, but it's worthwhile for the backstory, and I liked the two kids who basically ride around inventing the paladin class.

Mike (the Paladin)

Not nearly as good as The Deed of Paksenarrion (which is among my favorite books easily in the top 10 maybe the top 5). It will give you a deal of the back story however.

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