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The Curse of Chalion

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Publisher Comments:

A man broken in body and spirit, Cazaril returns to the noble household he once served as page and is named secretary-tutor to the beautiful, strong-willed sister of the impetuous boy who is next in line to rule. It is an assignment Cazaril dreads, for it must ultimately lead him to the place he most fears: the royal court of Cardegoss, where the powerful enemies who once placed him in chains now occupy lofty positions.

But it is more than the traitorous intrigues of villains that threaten Cazaril and the Royesse Iselle here, for a sinister curse hangs like a sword over the entire blighted House of Chalion. And only by employing the darkest, most forbidden of magics can Cazaril hope to protect his royal charge — an act that will mark him as a tool of the miraculous...and trap him in a lethal maze of demonic paradox.

Review:

"Nicely detailed and wittily accented....Here's hoping it launches a series of tales as well told as the Vorkosigan volumes." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"This is one of the great ones." Science Fiction Chronicle

Review:

"[Bujold] turns her hand as competently and engagingly to the fantasy genre in a tale of quiet heroism and self-sacrifice. Compelling characters and richly detailed world building make this a strong addition to fantasy collections." Library Journal

Review:

"Boilerplate fantasy, with characters too often indistinguishable and, later, the deflating disclosure that everything that happens is some sort of divine plot. Overall, no better than average, but probably adequate for Bujold fans." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Subtle yet powerful language raises this fantasy above most others in its genre, making it impossible to put down....Bujold's latest novel might just be what older Harry Potter fans are yearning for." VOYA

Review:

"A finely balanced mixture of adventure, swordplay, court intrigue, romance, magic, and religion makes this book a delightful read." School Library Journal

About the Author

One of the most respected writers in the field of speculative fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold burst on to the scene in 1986 with Shards of Honor, the first of her tremendously popular Vorkosigan Saga novels. She has received numerous accolades and prizes, including the Nebula Award for Falling Free and three Hugo Awards for Best Novel for The Vor Game, Barrayar, and Mirror Dance, as well as the Hugo and Nebula Awards for her novella Mountains of Mourning — she has, in fact, won more Hugo Awards for Best Novel than any other author with the exception of Robert A. Heinlein. The Curse of Chalion was on the final ballot for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards for Best Novel and it won the Mythopoeic Award. The mother of two, Bujold lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061134241
Author:
Bujold, Lois McMaster
Publisher:
Voyager
Author:
by Lois McMaster Bujold
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Blessing and cursing
Subject:
Romance - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
EOS Trade Pbk
Publication Date:
April 11, 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 in 11.52 oz

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Product details 448 pages Eos - English 9780061134241 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Nicely detailed and wittily accented....Here's hoping it launches a series of tales as well told as the Vorkosigan volumes."
"Review" by , "This is one of the great ones."
"Review" by , "[Bujold] turns her hand as competently and engagingly to the fantasy genre in a tale of quiet heroism and self-sacrifice. Compelling characters and richly detailed world building make this a strong addition to fantasy collections."
"Review" by , "Boilerplate fantasy, with characters too often indistinguishable and, later, the deflating disclosure that everything that happens is some sort of divine plot. Overall, no better than average, but probably adequate for Bujold fans."
"Review" by , "Subtle yet powerful language raises this fantasy above most others in its genre, making it impossible to put down....Bujold's latest novel might just be what older Harry Potter fans are yearning for."
"Review" by , "A finely balanced mixture of adventure, swordplay, court intrigue, romance, magic, and religion makes this book a delightful read."
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