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"Fresh, intriguing, and as always from Lois McMaster Bujold, superb."
Robert Jordan, New York Times best selling author of The Wheel of Time Series

“Bujold continues to prove what marvels genius can create out of basic space operatics.”
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Battered ex-soldier Lupe dy Cazaril returns home only to be swept up in court and theological intrigue as tutor to the Royesse Iselle of Chalion. Cazaril's honor and courage in the face of not only his former adversaries but the demands of Chalion's five gods shine through in this spellbinding tale of hard-won triumph. "Fresh, intriguing, and as always from Lois McMaster Bujold, superb" - Robert Jordan, author of The Wheel of Time series.

"Buy this book! I don't care if you have to steal Junior's lunch money -- buy this book! THE CURSE OF CHALION is Lois McMaster Bujold at the very top of her form, which says a great deal indeed. She proves she's at least as good at writing fantasy as she is at science fiction: among the best in the business, in other words. Here she's created a fascinating world full of interesting people, all of whom feel real and convincing. And, in meeting Cazaril, her hero, even Miles Vorkosigan might acknowledge there are some problems he's been lucky enough never, ever to imagine."
- Harry Turtledove author of THE GUNS OF THE SOUTH and TWO FRONTS

"In here are magic and mystery, prophecy and peril, treachery and treason. In here is a splendid tale marvelously told. In here is writing as good as it gets."
- Dennis McKiernan, author of AT THE EDGE OF THE FOREST and The Mithgar series

"A finely balanced mixture of adventure, swordplay, court intrigue, romance, magic, and religion makes this book a delightful read."
- School Library Journal

"Compelling characters and richly detailed world building make this a strong addition to fantasy collections."
- Library Journal

"Fresh, intriguing, and as always from Lois McMaster Bujold, superb."
- Robert Jordan, author of The Wheel of Time series

“Bujold continues to prove what marvels genius can create out of basic space operatics.”
- Library Journal

“Bujold is not just a master of plot, she is a master of emotion.”
- SF Site

“Bujold is one of the best writers of SF adventure to come along in years.”
- Locus Magazine

“A superb craftsman and stylist, Ms. Bujold is well on her way to becoming one of the great voices of speculative fiction.”
- Rave Reviews

"Boy, can she write!"
- Anne McCaffrey

“Bujold has a gift, nearly unique in science fiction, for the comedy of manners.”
- Chicago Sun Times

Bujold's "work remains among the most enjoyable and rewarding in contemporary SF."
- Publishers Weekly

Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction.  She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children.  She began writing with the aim of professional publication in 1982.  She wrote three novels in three years; in October of 1985, all three sold to Baen Books, launching her career. Bujold went on to write many other books for Baen, mostly featuring her popular character Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, his family, friends, and enemies.  Her books have been translated into over twenty languages.  Her fantasy from Eos includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 797 KB
  • Print Length: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc. (23 June 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DLIK1X4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,391 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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