The Legacy of Gird

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Paksenarrion was the finest paladin her world would ever see. But Paksenarrion could never have become a fighter at all had it not been for he who had come before: Gird, the liberator, who taught his people that they could fight—and win—against their Mage-Born rulers.

And after Gird came one more: Luap, Gird’s sworn follower and the king’s half-breed bastard. Riven by internal conflict, Luap dare not lie and cannot tell the truth, nor face the future.

Collects Surrender None and Liar’s Oath. Published as A Legacy of Honour in the UK.

For more set in the Deed of Paksenarrion universe, read Elizabeth Moon’s The Deed of Paksenarrion and Paladin’s Legacy Series.


“A massive and brilliant book, with Moon’s unsurpassed military and historical expertise very much to the fore. Close behind it is her concern with ethics, which elevates her characterization as far above the fantasy average as her worldbuilding […] a model of how to write historically informed fantasy.”

Chicago Sun Times

“A detailed look into a fantasy medieval culture as seen from the peasant’s point of view […] A wonderful prequel and lead into the author’s trilogy, THE DEED OF PAKSENARRION.”


“Fans of THE DEED OF PAKSENARRION have been waiting for this book, but newcomers to Moon’s vision should not fear jumping right in […] I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.”


Awards & Accolades


#3 Waldenbooks Bestseller List