This fabulous prequel to the DEED OF PAKSENARRION omnibus consists of SURRENDER NONE and LIAR'S OATH, now in one adventure-filled volume.
In a future age, Gird will be known as the patron saint of warriors. And although he inspired legend, he was once just a man with a cause.
Poverty, fear and anger shaped Gird, as he struggled to survive under an oppressive aristocracy of mageborn magic-wielders. His innate hunger for justice and love for his people have taken him from humble beginnings to leadership of a peasant army. Where reason has failed, it seems the only way to end tyranny is rebellion, with perhaps some help from the gods. But Gird s fondness for drink threatens his mission and his life, as his strengths are tempered with weakness.
In his passion to achieve his goals, Gird has also overlooked a great danger in his own camp. He knows his follower Luap is the bastard son of a king. But in spite of Luap's oath to seek no throne and to renounce his mage heritage, he cannot forget his past. And this will shape the Fellowship of Gird in a way no one wanted or predicted.
'A highly entertaining adventure ... thrilling' Locus
'Full of the finely detailed settings and excitement that Moon's readers have come to expect' Publishers Weekly
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Elizabeth Moon served in the US Marine Corps, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant during active duty. She has also earned degrees in history and biology, run for public office and been a columnist on her local newspaper. She lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband and their son. Twenty-six of her books are in print, and she won the Nebula Award with her science fiction novel Speed of Dark (also shortlisted for the Clarke Award), and was a finalist for the Hugo in 1997.