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Character Appreciation Post: Ista and The Bastard

In The Curse of Chalion, Ista was the god-touched mother of the young Royina, who had spent much of her years trapped within the madness of sainthood. Though others wrote her mind-fogged babbling off as unfortunate insanity, Cazeril, the main protagonist, recognized that there was something more in her perceptions. Freed from the curse and from sainthood, though […]

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“Instructing you, sweet Ista, would be like teaching a falcon to walk up to its prey. It might with great effort be done, but one would end with a very footsore and cranky bird, and a tedious wait for dinner. With a wingspan like yours, it’s ever so much easier just to shake you from my wrist […]

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Book Review: The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold A shadowy curse hangs over the royal family of Chalion and it falls to a broken man to save them from the curse and the political viper pit that threatens to bring them down. I fell in love with Cazaril not long after he was introduced. When […]

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Book Review: Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold

Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Biopunk Series: Book 4 of the Vorkosigan Saga Author’s Information: Website Tiara’s Rating: 3 of 5 stars Leo Graf a talented engineer who finds himself pulled from his current station to a habitat operating in a system on the fringes of intergalactic law. Leo is […]

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Book Review: The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 1 of Chalion Publisher: Voyager (December 1, 2000) Author’s Information: Website Tiara’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars First, I should say that if you enjoy a fantasy story full of action, then, this may not be the story for you. There’s more talk […]

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