I picked this book up, because Elizabeth Moon's Deed of Paksenarrion was an excellent read.
This book is actually made up of 2 books. The first tells the tale of Gird, Paksenarrion's patron saint. It begins with Gird as peasant boy, and follows his life as he leads the peasant revolt against the mageborn.
The second book focuses more on the life of Laup, Gird's friend and chronicler, who also happens to be mageborn.
Although the books are written well they were not as good as the original trilogy of Paks, and should only be read by the most devout readers, who want to gain more insight into the life of Gird.
The story just seemed plain old fantasy with nothing really new to the world....Continua