Sheepfarmer's Daughter

Sheepfarmer's Daughter
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Total Pages: 539
Release: 1988-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1618240846

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Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter may be the daughter of a humble sheep farmer in the far north end of the kingdom, but she dreams of so much more. After refusing her father’s orders to do the sensible thing and marry the pig farmer down the road, Paks, runs away to join a band of mercenaries, dreaming of daring deeds and military glory. But life in the army is different than she imagined, and her daydreams at first seem to be turning to nightmares. But Paks refuses to let her dreams die—and does her duty with honor and integrity. Her path is an arduous one, but it will transform her into a hero remembered in songs, chosen by the gods to restore a lost ruler to his throne. The Compton Crook Award‑winning first novel from Nebula‑winning author Elizabeth Moon. The first in the Paksenarrion Trilogy—now with an all‑new introduction by the author. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Independent People

Independent People
Author: Halldor Laxness
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2020-10-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1101908270

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A beautifully jacketed hardcover edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author's beloved epic novel about a stubbornly independent Icelandic sheep farmer and his spirited daughter. Set in the early twentieth century, Independent People recalls both Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter. If Bjartur of Summerhouses, the book's protagonist, is an ordinary sheep farmer, his flinty determination to achieve independence is genuinely heroic and, at the same time, terrifying and bleakly comic. Having spent eighteen years in humiliating servitude, Bjartur wants nothing more than to raise his flocks unbeholden to any man. But Bjartur's spirited daughter wants to live unbeholden to him. What ensues is a battle of wills that is by turns harsh and touching, elemental in its emotional intensity and intimate in its homely detail. Vast in scope and deeply rewarding, Independent People is a masterpiece.

Sheepfarmer's Daughter

Sheepfarmer's Daughter
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Baen Books
Total Pages: 973
Release: 1988-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0671654160

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Paksenarrion--Paks, for short--refuses her father's orders to marry the pig farmer down the road and is off to join the army. And so her adventure begins--the adventure that transforms her into a hero remembered in songs, chosen by the gods to restore a lost ruler to his throne.

Divided Allegiance

Divided Allegiance
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1988-06-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1625794452

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Once a sheepfarmer's daughter, now a seasoned veteran, Paksenarrion has proven herself a fighter. Years with Duke Phelan's Company taught her weaponry, discipline, and how to react as part of a military unit. Now, though, Paks feels spurred to a solitary destiny. Against all odds she is accepted as a paladin-candidate by the fellowship of Gird. Years of study will follow, for a paladin must be versed in diplomacy and magic as well as the fighting arts. But before she is fully trained, Paks is called on her first mission: to seek out the fabled stronghold of Luap far to the west. The way is long, the dangers many--and not even the Marshal-General of Gird can say whether glory or ruin awaits. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Deed of Paksenarrion

The Deed of Paksenarrion
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2001-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1618243055

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Complete at Last in a Single Hardcover Volume ¾the Finest Trilogy of Epic Fantasy in a Decade Paksenarrion, a simple sheepfarmer's daughter, yearns for a life of adventure and glory, such as was known to heroes in songs and story. At age seventeen she runs away from home to join a mercenary company and begins her epic life . . . Book One: Paks is trained as a mercenary, blooded, and introduced to the life of a soldier . . . and to the followers of Gird, the soldier's god. Book Two: Paks leaves the Duke's company to follow the path of Gird alone¾and on her lonely quests encounters the other sentient races of her world. Book Three: Paks the warrior must learn to live with Paks the human. She undertakes a holy quest for a lost elven prince that brings the gods' wrath down on her and tests her very limits. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "Engrossing . . ." ¾Anne McCaffrey "A tour de force . . ." ¾Jack McDevitt "Worldbuilding in the grand tradition, background thought out to the last detail." ¾Judith Tarr "Superlative . . ." ¾Booklist "Brilliant . . . the excitement of high heroic adventure . . . will enchant the reader." ¾Bookwatch

The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds
Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2010-05-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0061990477

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One of the most beloved novels of all time, Colleen McCullough's magnificent saga of dreams, struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian outback has enthralled readers the world over. The Thorn Birds is a chronicle of three generations of Clearys—an indomitable clan of ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land while contending with the bitterness, frailty, and secrets that penetrate their family. It is a poignant love story, a powerful epic of struggle and sacrifice, a celebration of individuality and spirit. Most of all, it is the story of the Clearys' only daughter, Meggie, and the haunted priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart—and the intense joining of two hearts and souls over a lifetime, a relationship that dangerously oversteps sacred boundaries of ethics and dogma.

Navy Rules

Navy Rules
Author: Geri Krotow
Publisher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-06-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1459230868

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Wounded during a military rescue, Commander Max Ford returns to a naval base on Whidbey Island to recover. And part of his treatment involves working with a therapy dog. Max is surprised to learn that the dog's owner is Winnie Armstrong, widow of his closest friend. She and Max were close in those months following her husband's death. But they drifted apart, until that one night two years ago. The night friendship turned to passion… Now he's even more shocked to learn that Winnie has been keeping a secret from him. A baby girl. His daughter. It's even more important he heal so he can be a part of his child's life—and Winnie's. Because all the attraction that pulled them together that one night is still there…only stronger.

Crown of Renewal

Crown of Renewal
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-05-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0748133860

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Eight kingdoms in danger, an enemy that cannot die... Count 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 more than human behind the man's eyes... Meanwhile, Dorrin Verrakai, last of a long line of magelords, must forever leave the home she loves in order to protect powerful magic relics created by her ancestors. For their power is desired both by Alured, and by the dark elves infesting the kingdoms. Searching for answers, her friend and King, Kieri, considers waking the magelords from their ancient slumber...

Sheepfarmer's Daughter

Sheepfarmer's Daughter
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2013-05-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1405530421

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Paksenarrion defies her father's orders to marry the pig farmer down the road, instead, she's off to join the army. So her adventure begins - the adventure that transforms her into a hero chosen by the gods to restore a lost ruler to his throne.

Once There Were Wolves

Once There Were Wolves
Author: Charlotte McConaghy
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2021-08-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1250244137

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Blazing...Visceral" (Los Angeles Times) · "Exceptional" (Newsweek) · "Bold...Heartfelt" (New York Times Book Review) · "Thought-provoking and thrilling" (GMA) · "Suspenseful and poignant" (Scientific American) · "Gripping" (The Sydney Morning Herald) From the author of the beloved national bestseller Migrations, a pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish Highlands. Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of Alaska. Inti is not the woman she once was, either, changed by the harm she’s witnessed—inflicted by humans on both the wild and each other. Yet as the wolves surprise everyone by thriving, Inti begins to let her guard down, even opening herself up to the possibility of love. But when a farmer is found dead, Inti knows where the town will lay blame. Unable to accept her wolves could be responsible, Inti makes a reckless decision to protect them. But if the wolves didn’t make the kill, then who did? And what will Inti do when the man she is falling for seems to be the prime suspect? Propulsive and spell-binding, Charlotte McConaghy's Once There Were Wolves is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves—if she isn’t consumed by a wild that was once her refuge.