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Chalion Index. This page provides links to all the pages on this site which relate to Lois McMaster Bujold’s new fantasy universe, as created in The Curse of. The Curse of Chalion (Chalion series) [Lois McMaster Bujold] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A man broken in body and spirit, Cazaril. Chalion Wiki (aka 5GodsWiki) is a collaborative website to explores the universe of the Five Gods, as revealed by author Lois McMaster Bujold.

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Scientific knowledge, on the other hand, can often stay abstract and theoretical. I loved the character Caz. The impotence in certain ways of the gods dealt nujold in the book brought to mind a Bible verse I Cor.

I’d very much recommend this to fans of George R.

The tide of the tale takes us in, but we follow its erratic swirls observing them from the point of view of a seemingly unimportant shell snatched from the shore. The Curse of Chalion –August — no spoilers 5 7 Aug 03, I can’t find reason to delete a single word from this book because every single detail, as meager as may be, is important chalioj the course of action or building characters; and sometimes they are crucial in more than just one way.

But truly my quibbles were few and minor. There is an interesting mix of characters, somewhat archetypical but done well enough that they developed uniqueness. I have found in Bujold everything I have been looking for and even more than I asked, and I will definitely be continuing the series and reading her other novels. And if from his heart then from the world as well, for the gods may not reach in except through living souls.

The hujold morning, Martou dy Jironal arrives with a company of soldiers and the news that Orico has died; the Royse and Royesse flee while Cazaril blocks the company at the Taryoon castle’s courtyard gate. That Yes in the following reading Ms. View all 20 comments.

The names, for one thing. Other books in the series. Betriz is a likeable romance option for Cazaril but I never really felt that she was a strong character on her own merits. Cazaril turned to an old friend and landed a job as a secretary to her daughter. And yet they never felt in the least bit stereotypical, to me.

Jul 28, Tom Merritt rated it it was amazing. Indeed, chalionn nearly spiritual in all the divine revelations.


Anyway, nobody writes as well in diplomacy as Lois Mcmaster Bujold. The story takes quite a different path from buhold historical one, and the major characters are distinct personalities, not simply versions of historical people. Yet something far more sinister than their scheming hangs like a sword over the royal family: I liked the way he interpreted the voices. Whoever wants to know the coincidences between the world of Chalion and the history of our country at the end of the 15th century I recommend reading this brilliant article by Manuel Alfonseca divulciencia.

Ingrey is an entirely different protagonist bujol Cazaril and Ista — he does not have their uncertainty or wry ubjold of humour or ruminations on theology. The first advice that I give to people who want to learn the readings of Lois McMaster Bujold is that they do not like me and begin the sagas by the principle.

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Only if they borrow or are given will from a willing creature, do they have a little channel through which to act. Some readers might find the shift in Bujold’s typical writing style, from the easygoing wit of the Miles saga to a highly formal language more suited to old-school historical novel writing, to be excessively stuffy and serious, unnecessarily difficult.

Ex-soldier turned secretary whose main ambition was to find a quiet corner where high life would not bother him anymore does not sound terribly exciting, does it? This leaves Iselle the Heiress of Chalion – a very desired person for marriage. So Cazaril rides north-west, to Ibra.

World of the Five Gods (Publication) Series

From that point on, it doesn’t slow down at all. Delving into the world of Chalion is certainly not a curse, it’s a blessing for your soul. That world is a reverse of the Iberian Peninsula map. Arriving at Xhalion, his reception is more than he could have hoped.

I found out that there is a place beyond fear. Another Bujold trademark is unconventional protagonists, she tends to stay away from the fearsomely skilled and well endowed sexy heroic type. Miyuki Miyabe, where also two characters in a world bujld die to save the real world and the magical, and the character while not asked so much as Cazaril a christic figure, is not Christ, but possesses some of his attributes Wataru Mitani must renounce to your your dream to do what is right.

The Curse of Chalion

Cazaril does care which; he decides to attempt death magic, so he gives it a try in Fonsa ‘s Tower, an abandoned tower where death magic succeeded years before against the Golden Generalcurrently given over to a flock of crows. The main plot was straightforward and enjoyable although the prominence of chailon and curses undermined the importance of the characters while making the political machinations seem somewhat trivial.


It’s relatively rare to have the main character be someone who does know exactly how things work. It didn’t hurt that it was nominated for the Hugo, as she had been nominated over and over, winning several for her classic SF series, but I was like, “What? Cover of first edition hardcover. Lists with This Book. Contents [ show ]. 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 cnalion their circle.

Curse of Chalion is Adult Fantasy in a few ways. The first part is magniifica, and is read at a stretch I have to blame one thing factory of Ideas, and it is that chaloin well as some Spanish publishers split the books into two, to win dineto.

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of my favourite authors. I hope the rest of the series lives up to its This is top notch quality fantasy.

World of the Five Gods (Publication) Series by Lois McMaster Bujold

Here the “curse” or “broken blessing” that became a curse is corrected by dy Cazaril allowing the gods to use him, to buold himself to be sacrificed and become a sort of gate the gods can use to get into the world and correct the “screw-up”. I know that I will like the prose, I know that the characters will be interesting and believable, I don’t know if I will like her plot because sometimes I don’t, but even then her books are never unreadable.

A scheming, nepotistic politician motivated by greed and ambition. The Bastard’s death magic is particularly harrowing, and it happens to have the largest role and plot significance in the novel. But have you really understood how powerless the gods are when the lowest slave may exclude them from his heart?