|A Legacy of Honour is the precursor to
Elizabeth Moons The Deed of Paksenarrion presented in one
volume and combines the two novels Surrender None and Liars
A Legacy of Honour is the story of the folk hero Gird
and his immediate legacy in freeing the land of Finaarenis from the magelords of Aare.
Apart from a three page prologue to the Liars Oath there is no mention of
Paksenarrion in Girds story this is a standalone series and in this
reviewers opinion a better crafted one than the blockbuster of its progenitor The
Deed of Paksenarrion.
A Legacy of Honour presents two distinct cultures in mutual
incomprehension of each other, with one group visibly subservient to the other. The
differences are drawn with a light but convincing hand and illustrate the depth of thought
that Ms Moon has expended in her world building for this heroic story. Nor are the
characters neglected, especially Gird. While in later books in the Paksenarrion cycle Gird
has risen to the status of a demi-god here he is a rude and simple rustic, struggling with
the fact he has risen above the habits of deference and acceptance that are the common lot
of his kith and kin.
A Legacy of Honour is a very satisfying read and underlines why Elizabeth
Moon has a legion of devoted fans. Read it, youll be glad you did.