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View Poll Results: July 2010 Mobile Read Book Club Vote
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 17 13.08%
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik 13 10.00%
The Deed of Paksenarrion: The Sheepfarmer's Daughter (book 1) by Elizabeth Moon 24 18.46%
Magic Kingdom For Sale — Sold! by Terry Brooks 6 4.62%
American Gods by Neil Gaiman 22 16.92%
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 8 6.15%
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 5 3.85%
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 8 6.15%
The Princess Bride by William Goldman 11 8.46%
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin 16 12.31%
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:47 PM   #91
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Awesome. A book I've actually read and might even be able to go back over and discuss, this time around.

But now I'm kind of curious. Will parts 2 & 3 of Deed of Paksenarrion end up in the noms for next month, just to see if the discussion could be continued?

In any case, one of the other nominations, Naomi Novik's "His Majesty's Dragon" is currently a promo freebie download at Random House's Suduvu Free Library site. It'll probably disappear in a few days, so get it while it's still there if you want it (or know someone who does).

They've also a couple of free short stories by Elizabeth Moon set in the Paksenarrion world. WARNING: the descriptions are a bit spoilery for some stuff that apparently happens in "Deed".
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:09 AM   #92
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But now I'm kind of curious. Will parts 2 & 3 of Deed of Paksenarrion end up in the noms for next month, just to see if the discussion could be continued?
It could be, next month is free for all. However, if book 1 is good, I plan to read the full trilogy... since I will be getting all three books for $6. (yes I know there is a way to get them from free on the bane CD archives).

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I would suggest reading the whole thing if you're able to. I enjoyed the final book in the trilogy the most.
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:49 AM   #94
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I would suggest reading the whole thing if you're able to. I enjoyed the final book in the trilogy the most.
I agree. The whole thing is shorter than LotR. It's got a good healthy page count, but it's not too bad.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:14 AM   #95
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We have a winner!

The Deed of Paksenarrion: The Sheepfarmer's Daughter (book 1) by Elizabeth Moon

Go forth and read. I am really happy this one won.

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Excellent. I shall enjoy the re-read. And then I might go on to the sequel.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:38 AM   #96
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Good stuff... Now where can I find this book?
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:49 AM   #97
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Yes, I just checked my Kindle and to my surprise I already got the book on my Kindle. Must have gotten it from Amazon when it was a freebie or bought it and forgot about it.
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:13 AM   #98
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Good stuff... Now where can I find this book?
It's free.

http://www.webscription.net/p-587-sh...-daughter.aspx

Available in HTML, RTF, Mobi/Kindle, EPub, Microsoftv .lit, Sony LRF and ebookwise/Rocket formats...

All DRM-free.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:05 AM   #99
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I just started reading it. The first 3 chapters rock.
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I started it this morning. Seems okay, but I think I may have lost my taste for fantasy (been years since I read any).
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:12 AM   #101
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I loaded it onto my reader, the opening seems promising....I'm not a big fantasy reader either though...we'll see...
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:59 PM   #102
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I started reading it yesterday, and even though fantasy is not my preferred genre at all, I really got into the book very quickly and, being halfway through, pretty much decided to buy the other parts of "The Deed of Paksenarrion".
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In any case, one of the other nominations, Naomi Novik's "His Majesty's Dragon" is currently a promo freebie download at Random House's Suduvu Free Library site. It'll probably disappear in a few days, so get it while it's still there if you want it (or know someone who does).

They've also a couple of free short stories by Elizabeth Moon set in the Paksenarrion world. WARNING: the descriptions are a bit spoilery for some stuff that apparently happens in "Deed".
Hi,

I followed that link, and I only got a glimpse of the front page before I was redirected to a sign-in page. Is this normal? I don't like it much. I like to have a look at a site and decide whether or not I trust it, before I give them my e-mail address (which I assume is necessary to sign on).

Sorry for being off topic
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Hi,I followed that link, and I only got a glimpse of the front page before I was redirected to a sign-in page. Is this normal? I don't like it much. I like to have a look at a site and decide whether or not I trust it, before I give them my e-mail address (which I assume is necessary to sign on).
Argh. It looks like they've done something to the website so that if it's your first visit on a particular browser, it redirects you to the front page instead.

Idiots. It's like they're trying to drive people away.

Anyways, no need to fill out any email info. Just click on the "Free Library" link on the blue navigation section across the centre-top of their content on the homepage, just below the giant "Suduvu" animation and the ad banner and right above the Search box, and then scroll past the box on the actual "Suduvu Free Book Library" page which asks you for your email to "New Titles This Month", and merrily download away.

"His Majesty's Dragon" is no longer free in the affiliated Kindle/Sony/Nook stores, but you can still download the PDF version (if you can't, please PM me).

The Elizabeth Moon Paksenarrion tie-in stories are under "More Suduvu Free Books". They're PDF only, and the descriptions next to them are spoilery for the Deed of Paksenarrion, so don't read them when you right-click/save if you haven't finished the original trilogy.

They've also some Star Wars novellas and a short story from the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction if anyone's interested.

Hope this helps.

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