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This is one of the rare exceptions - a fun, light read that is nonetheless filled with realistically three dimensional characters, politics. religion, and much much more.
Bujold's gift for characterization -- especially strong female characters who are in no way masculine -- is unequalled, in my opinion.
A well written book that I started reading with no expectations (I'd actually managed not to read any of Lois McMaster Bujold's other books until now) -- It found it both funny and... Read morePublished 1 day ago by GHL
I really loved this book. One of the things that really captures me is when an author deeply develops a character. This book had no shortage of that. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Absolutely brilliant. I don't know how to say it better. I should have reviewed this book first instead of the sequel, Paladin of Souls, because everything I said for that one... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Darragh V. Metzger
"The Curse of Chalion", Lois McMaster Bujold's first foray into fantasy is a literally one of the best books in the genre I had read. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Matthew Ries
Excellent world building. Five gods who pursue an enigmatic purpose through the mortals. A curse that haunts the house of Chalion. Believable characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ronald Reuben
This is Lois Bujold at the top of her game, and there are few who can match that standard. The world building is integral to the story, brilliant, and original. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of my favorite books. The story flows wonderfully, sensibly, and decisively. Bujold is a wonderfully subtle writer with an ability to write fictional characters who... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cameron Erickson
Good reading-really enjoyable-great story of fantasy that is woven in a wonderful world of royalty how one man changes all.Published 2 months ago by Dr Patty
With "young adult" fantasy books the current fashion, actual adults are somewhat neglected.
This is one of the rare exceptions - a fun, light read that is nonetheless... Read more