" is the second volume in the fantasy trilogy
"The Deed of Paksenarrion
" by acclaimed fantasy
and science fiction author Elizabeth Moon
In the first volume, "Sheepfarmer's Daughter", the author focuses on practical, physical elements, mainly the transformation of the heroine Paksenarrion (or Paks for short) from a farmer's daughter to an experienced soldier.
In "Divided Allegiance", the author starts to pay more attention to the psychological and spiritual development of the main character. We learn more about the religions and their meaning in the fantasy world, and their significance in the conflict between good and evil. The story is much darker and slower than the fast-paced first volume, but at the same time both the heroine and the world become more substantial.
If you enjoy good fantasy, you will probably enjoy this trilogy. If you enjoyed "Ash: A Secret History" by Mary Gentle and "The Black Company" by Glen Cook, you absolutely have to pick up "Sheepfarmer's Daughter" as soon as possible.
"The Deed of Paksenarrion" concludes in the final volume, "Oath of Gold".