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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It took me a little bit to warm up to, but in the end I found this an enjoyable read. There are lots of excellent character development scenes and thoughts I felt very pertinent chslion the plot. View all 3 comments. It’s relatively rare to have the main character be someone who does know exactly how things work. It’s funny the sort of crap that people do highlight on Kindle books. Feeling physically miserable but bored, I picked up The Curse of Chalion in hopes that I could make the time fly by.

A listing of her awards and nominations may be seen here: View all 9 comments. There are no dragons or wizards or werewolves in this tale.

World of the Five Gods (Publication) Series

The contrast between how behaves Cazaril, and Miles Vorkosigan Vorkosigan is one of the three examples that the pro-life can be used in the world of fantasy against abortion, because he was born with a physical disability, other examples are Tanis of the universe of the Dragonlance product of a violation although it seems that in the end it wasn’t for bothand “crepusculo” Rynesme that have it meant the the death of a mother.


There are many reasons why readers are interested in books of any genre, fantasy books are no different. Ista, the dowager queen of Chalion, has been freed from the terrible curse placed on her, but everyone around her still believes she needs to protected from herself.

One of my slightly unusual 5 stars. This is the first book in a trilogy, but it really feels complete to me as it is.

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

Here the people are trapped in a curse they can’t get out of that resulted from a plan or possibly an intended blessing from one of the books 5 deities that sort “misfired” or was “spilled”. What is the purpose of this book? No long background speeches about how the world works, it’s government etc.

They are dark or grimdark or “realistic”. The story followed Lord Lupe dy Cazaril. Humor is less prominent in this book than in other Bujold stories, but it works its way nicely into the fabric.

However, he ends up finding a place as the secretary-tutor to the royal princess, and with it come all the expected dangers of court, and some unexpected supernatural dangers.

View all 41 comments. It’s quiet and beautiful, perhaps sophisticated sometimes. The soul searching and attempts by Cazaril to make meaning of his fate feel like a creative way to lighten his load.


In fact, this was politics that Isabel, followed while her husband more Fox served as a model to the “Prince” Although it is dedicated to Cesar Borgia except for Isabel, and the Queen Hedwig in Poland the monarchs of that time were very similar.

No hard feelings if you’re missing out on one very layered, very charming character in fantasy. His pondering about the spirituality of life xhalion a galley-slave seemed forced and sometimes preachy. Dedicated to Manuel Alfonseca https: I feel a lot of sympathetic love for Cazaril and the characters that he loves.

Despite being listed as Chalion, 1 by good reads, this is a stand alone story. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It’s a slow start – I didn’t see what the point of it all was for quite a while.

He is saved from poverty by getting offered the job of tutor to the teenaged princess, Iselle, and older companion and cousin, Betriz.

You have to read it in order to discover more about the curse and how successful or not he is in his noble pursuits. It featured a pre-occupation with court intrigue which has never really interested me.