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August 16th, 2011, 00:18
Has anyone read the Chalion series by Lois McMaster Bujold?

In the past, overviews of her award winning / nominated novels didn't grab me (court intrigue, in particular), so I've put off reading her for years. I am happy to report that the awards are well warranted, even for someone with differing perferences like myself. I finished the first 2 books, "Curse of Chalion" and "Paladin of Souls", and have started "The Hallowed Hunt"

The first 2 developed into amazing page turners that kept me awake into the wee hours on school nights. For shame.

The Curse starts slow. Lots of new names, words, ranks of nobility, countries, and a new theology are thrown at you. But the build up of intrigue, dangers, and elevation of the underdog protagonist is amazing.

The Paladin starts a little faster, and has some nice surprises along the way, as well as heart pounding dangers, but I preferred the first's story about the noble unbelievably self-effacing underdog.

Highly recommended!
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