Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Adult/High School-Iselle, the royesse The Curse of Chalion – Kindle edition by Lois McMaster Bujold. The Curse of Chalion, written by Lois McMaster Bujold and published by HarperCollins Publishers in was the first book of the World of the Five Gods . The Curse of Chalion introduces us to Lupe de Cazaril, the scion of a noble family of the titular kingdom. War blights the landscape. Nearby Ibra is wracked by.

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This is the first book in a trilogy, but it really feels complete to me as it is.

The Curse of Chalion

And so it is that I believe this book is not about removing a curse, but about finding our place in the Universe. Lois McMaster Bujold’s technique is probably as close to artistry as modern writing gets! Bujold will be harder.

Chaliom his peak he was a courtier, castle-warder, and captain; but now he has chalin escaped for the oar benches of a slave galley and is a shado I’ve read Curse of Chalion twice over the years and loved it both times.

Sep 30, It’s easy to mistake Cazaril for an old man when we first meet him on the road, dressed and behaving like a beggar, body broken down by great physical injuries and susceptible to his own emotions.

Last week one morning, I woke up with my face feeling stuffed and itchy, eyes watering, and my temperature vacillating between slightly hot and feverish. There does end up being magic however. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. See all 7 questions about The Curse of Chalion….

With only The Spirit Ring under her belt as her sole previous venture into fantasy, Lois McMaster Bujold veered away from her ongoing Vorkosigan saga to deliver what is arguably not only her best novel but one cruse the best and most mature works of medieval fantasy in recent memory. I also greatly appreciated Iselle, the young female royal being developed and individualized into a well-rounded, thoughtful person, almost the exact opposite of her brother. From what I’ve read, the next book moves to one of the minor characters, so it’s almost more of a companion novel.

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Next, I was impressed by the lively characters Bujold has created, especially her protagonist, Cazaril. However, when Teidez mistakenly decides to save Orico from the evil Roknari magic of the menagerie by killing nearly every animal in it, thus making Orico very ill, he takes an injury from a leopard and dies of the wound.

Miyuki Miyabe, where also two characters in a world must die to save the real world and the magical, and the character while not asked so much as Cazaril a christic figure, is not Cirse, but possesses some of his attributes Wataru Mitani must renounce to your your dream to do what is right.

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Bergon was deeply grateful to Cazaril for saving him from the attentions of the oar-master, and very pleased at the idea of marrying the Heiress of Chalion and breaking the curse thereby. On the relative cons side, the pacing is hcalion and filled with intrigue rather than action please note, it was not an issue for me, I couldn’t put the book down and the romantic subplot is entirely unromantic and chalino because of the age difference, but due to a total lack of chemistry.

Men have always a choice – if not whether, then how they may endure. After finishing the book I glance idly at the “About the Author” blurb on the inside back jacket and it says that people often compare her chaluon Jane Austen. IMO, it could be seen as a mystery novel, a rather peculiar one since there is neither a dead body, nor a murderer, nor a detective per se.

It featured a pre-occupation with court intrigue which has never really interested me. From that point on, it doesn’t slow down at all.

They can and often do make me reflective and allow me to look at or even gain a little insight into or about my own beliefs. If you like one as I doyou’ll probably like them all This is top notch quality fantasy.


There’s a lot of groundwork-laying until about pages in when something significant finally happens. All the other charcters are beautifully drawn cudse well and it’s a joy to read about them. The book ambles along amiably for a hundred or so pages with no sign of the ass kickage that follows later on in the book. I personally enjoyed the journey because there is change and growth.

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In all, The Curse of Chalion is a powerful and memorable piece of storytelling from one of SF and fantasy’s most important talents. First, though, let me make an important disclaimer: Afterward, a jealous enemy ensured that Caz would not be ransomed as were the rest of his menbut instead sold into slavery, spending 19 months as a galley slave before finally being rescued. The pacing reminded me a bit of Assassin’s Apprenticeso you if you enjoyed those books, you may enjoy this as well.

The pacing reminded me a bit of Assassin’s Apprenticeso you if you enjoyed those books, you may enjoy Executive Summary: McMaster Bujold the past is not only a tactic for revealing personalities but also and this is a mild spoiler an intrinsic part of the mystery Lord Cazaril tries to chslion.

In addition to the traitorous intrigues of villains, Cazaril and the Royesse Iselle, are faced with a sinister curse that hangs like a sword over the entire blighted House of Chalion and all who stand in their circle.

McMaster Bujold raises are very universal to anyone who ever gave metaphysics any thought: Now he seeks nothing more than a menial job in the kitchens of the Dowager Provincara, in the noble household where he served as a page in his youth. I do intend to read on. Anyway, the idea is most cufse in which for me is the novel’s most successful furse fantasy “Brave Story” https: