The Curse of Chalion
Publish date: February 3rd 2003
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: Chalion (#1)
"The Curse of Chalion"'s protagonist, Cazaril, finds himself unexpectedly in the role of secretary to the fiercely independent royesse Iselle of Chalion. While his work mainly consists of managing her household and teaching her at rural Valenda, things take a turn for the worse when her elder brothe...
It's strange, but in a lot of fantasy books it's obvious to me if they are written by a man or a woman. This novel's atmosphere was similar to the novels written by Michelle West. I can't put my finger on it exactly where in the style such a thing manifests, but it's there all the same. Descriptions...
Liked it, didn't love it. But the writing is good, and the world interesting enough that I've already started the next one.
This book had a much slower pace than I'm used to, nor do you see any magic first-hand until about 200 pages in. But it was worth it. I learned a great deal of writing technique from this book, I think. I only hope I can retain it! Her characterizations are flawless. I never doubted who is a main ch...
"The Curse of Chalion", Lois McMaster Bujold's first foray into fantasy is a literally one of the best books in the genre I had read. The story follows Cazaril going from barely above being a vagabond to servicing as secretary and advisor to the young, yet intelligent princess of Chalion. Then Cazar...