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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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ISBN13: 9780061748905
ISBN10: 0061748900
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One of the most honored authors in the field of fantasy and science fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold transports us once more to a dark and troubled land and embroils us in a desperate struggle to preserve the endangered souls of a realm.

Three years have passed since the widowed Dowager Royina Ista found release from the curse of madness that kept her imprisoned in her family's castle of Valenda. Her newfound freedom is costly, bittersweet with memories, regrets, and guilty secrets — for she knows the truth of what brought her land to the brink of destruction. And now the road — escape — beckons. . . . A simple pilgrimage, perhaps. Quite fitting for the Dowager Royina of all Chalion.

Yet something else is free, too — something beyond deadly. To the north lies the vital border fortress of Porifors. Memories linger there as well, of wars and invasions and the mighty Golden General of Jokona. And someone, something, watches from across that border — humans, demons, gods.

Ista thinks her little party of pilgrims wanders at will. But whose? When Ista's retinue is unexpectedly set upon not long into its travels, a mysterious ally appears — a warrior nobleman who fights like a berserker. The temporary safety of her enigmatic champion's castle cannot ease Ista's mounting dread, however, when she finds his dark secrets are entangled with hers in a net of the gods' own weaving.

In her dreams the threads are already drawing her to unforeseen chances, fateful meetings, fearsome choices. What the inscrutable gods commanded of her in the past brought her land to the brink of devastation. Now, once again, they have chosen Ista as their instrument. And again, for good or for ill, she must comply.

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A sequel to The Curse of Chalion finds Ista dy Baocia, the Dowager Royina of Chalion, struggling with painful memories and undertaking a pilgrimage to make a personal atonement to the gods, a quest that is threatened by an evil force. Reprint.

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Caroline Berg, December 13, 2010 (view all comments by Caroline Berg)
Lois McMaster Bujold does a wonderful job of taking Ista, a minor character from the Curse of Chalion, and fleshing her out into a deeply intriguing woman. After years of pretending to be insane, Ista finds that she is tired of always being treated like she doesn't matter. So she embarks on a pilgrimage and finds out that she matters in far more ways than she could imagine... Bujold excels at writing strong female heroines who are older than the usual fair (here the heroine is in her forties.) A delightful book that is filled with madness and demons, magic and religion, and how the mistakes of the past do not need to chain you down forever.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061748905
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Author:
Lois McMaster Bujold
Author:
Bujold, Lois McMaster
Subject:
Romance - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050426
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
482

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Product details 482 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061748905 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Follow Lois McMaster Bujold, one of the most honored
"Synopsis" by , A sequel to The Curse of Chalion finds Ista dy Baocia, the Dowager Royina of Chalion, struggling with painful memories and undertaking a pilgrimage to make a personal atonement to the gods, a quest that is threatened by an evil force. Reprint.
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