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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.
It is a rare protagonist that holds my attention so firmly as the overburdened and faithful Cazaril. His story had me crying and laughing, and I haven't read such a story in years. Read morePublished 3 days ago by VSJ62
Wish I could give it 6 or 7 stars, it really is that good. Forget about the Vorkosiverse for a while and enjoy discovering the world of the Five Gods (Four Gods if you're one of... Read morePublished 5 days ago by jlmj
This is one of my favorite Lois McMaster Bujold books. Well written and engaging.Published 10 days ago by C. M. Nelson
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 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Ronald Reuben