THE CURSE OF CHALION

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The Curse Of Chalion

Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN : 9780061793042
Genre : Fiction
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A man broken in body and spirit, Cazaril returns to the noble household he once served as page and is named secretary-tutor to the beautiful, strong-willed sister of the impetuous boy who is next in line to rule. It is an assignment Cazaril dreads, for it must ultimately lead him to the place he most fears: the royal court of Cardegoss, where the powerful enemies who once placed him in chains now occupy lofty positions. But it is more than the traitorous intrigues of villains that threaten Cazaril and the Royesse Iselle here, for a sinister curse hangs like a sword over the entire blighted House of Chalion. And only by employing the darkest, most forbidden of magics can Cazaril hope to protect his royal charge -- an act that will mark him as a tool of the miraculous . . . and trap him in a lethal maze of demonic paradox.
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Paladin Of Souls

Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN : 0061748900
Genre : Fiction
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One of the most honored authors in the field of fantasy and science fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold transports us once more to a dark and troubled land and embroils us in a desperate struggle to preserve the endangered souls of a realm. Three years have passed since the widowed Dowager Royina Ista found release from the curse of madness that kept her imprisoned in her family's castle of Valenda. Her newfound freedom is costly, bittersweet with memories, regrets, and guilty secrets -- for she knows the truth of what brought her land to the brink of destruction. And now the road -- escape -- beckons. . . . A simple pilgrimage, perhaps. Quite fitting for the Dowager Royina of all Chalion. Yet something else is free, too -- something beyond deadly. To the north lies the vital border fortress of Porifors. Memories linger there as well, of wars and invasions and the mighty Golden General of Jokona. And someone, something, watches from across that border -- humans, demons, gods. Ista thinks her little party of pilgrims wanders at will. But whose? When Ista's retinue is unexpectedly set upon not long into its travels, a mysterious ally appears -- a warrior nobleman who fights like a berserker. The temporary safety of her enigmatic champion's castle cannot ease Ista's mounting dread, however, when she finds his dark secrets are entangled with hers in a net of the gods' own weaving. In her dreams the threads are already drawing her to unforeseen chances, fateful meetings, fearsome choices. What the inscrutable gods commanded of her in the past brought her land to the brink of devastation. Now, once again, they have chosen Ista as their instrument. And again, for good or for ill, she must comply.
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Penric S Fox

Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN : 1596068639
Genre : Fiction
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Lois Mcmaster Bujold

Author : Janet Brennan Croft
ISBN : 9780786468331
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Lois McMaster Bujold has won a shelf full of awards for both her science fiction and fantasy writing. This collection of fresh essays aims to present a variety of critical perspectives addressing many aspects of her writing. Attention is given to both her Miles Vorkosigan science fiction series and her Chalion and Sharing Knife fantasy series"--Provided by publisher.
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Lois Mcmaster Bujold

Author : Edward James
ISBN : 9780252097379
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel, a number matched only by Robert Heinlein. Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and explorations of themes such as bias against the disabled, economic exploitation, and the role of women in society. Acclaimed science fiction scholar Edward James traces Bujold's career, showing how Bujold emerged from fanzine culture to win devoted male and female readers despite working in genres--military SF, space opera--perceived as solely by and for males. Devoted to old-school ideas such as faith in humanity and the desire to probe and do good in the universe, Bujold simultaneously subverted genre conventions and experimented with forms that led her in bold creative directions. As James shows, her iconic hero Miles Vorkosigan--unimposing, physically impaired, self-conscious to a fault--embodied Bujold's thematic concerns. The sheer humanity of her characters, meanwhile, gained her a legion of fans eager to provide her with feedback, expand her vision through fan fiction, and follow her into fantasy.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Complete Scribes Of Speculative Fiction

Author : Cristopher DeRose
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Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Complete Scribes of Speculative Fiction: A Collection of Interviews In this combined and updated omnibus edition of Scribes of Speculative Fiction I and II, Cristopher DeRose sits down with over seventy of the best known names in the world of Speculative Fiction writing and gets the real story. Within these pages, you'll find advice, hints, history, and more than a few surprises. As a Speculative Fiction writer himself, Cristopher DeRose has the right background to ask incisive questions about of the authors of legendary storytelling about their style and experience. Cristopher has not only provided interviews, but insights into the minds of some of Speculative Fiction’s most popular voices. With introduction by Scott Edelman, this collection is a must-have for any aspiring writer or any fan of the world of Speculative Fiction. “In his fiction, Cristopher writes characters that feel as real as true souls, so there is no better interviewer to get to the creative souls of the writers in this book.” – Bruce S. Larson, author of Nightmares and Other Vices, and the Within and Beyond Series
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Penric And The Shaman

Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN : 1596068159
Genre : Fiction
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Gentleman Jole And The Red Queen

Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN : 9781625794802
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A NEW NOVEL IN THE AWARD WINNING SERIES FROM MULTIPLE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD! Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan returns to the planet that changed her destiny. FUTURE TENSE Three years after her famous husbands death, Cordelia Vorkosigan, widowed Vicereine of Sergyar, stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, Admiral, Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her web of plans in ways hed never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his career. Meanwhile, Miles Vorkosigan, one of Emperor Gregors key investigators, this time dispatches himself on a mission of inquiry, into a mystery he never anticipated _ his own mother. Plans, wills, and expectations collide in this sparkling science-fiction social comedy, as the impact of galactic technology on the range of the possible changes all the old rules, and Miles learns that not only is the future not what he expects, neither is the past. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Lois McMaster Bujolds Vorkosigan Saga: _Fans have been clamoring for Hugo-winner Bujold to pen a new Vorkosigan Saga novel. . . her deft and absorbing writing easily corrals the complex plot.îÊPublishers Weekly on Cryoburn _Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character developmentÑ[E]normously satisfying.îÊPublishers Weekly. _One of sfs outstanding talents . . . an outstanding series.îÊBooklist _. . . an intelligent, well-crafted and thoroughly satisfying blend of adventure, sociopolitical commentary, scientific experiments, and occasional perils . . . with that extra spicing of romance. . . .îÊLocus About Vorkosigan series entry Captain Vorpatril's Alliance: _. . .this may be one of the most anticipated and long-awaited entries to Bujolds acclaimed Vorkosigan saga. For years fans have clamored for Ivan Vorpatrils story, and at last Bujold delivers something that will both thrill the devoted audience and entrance new readers . . . Longtime readers will love seeing a new side of Ivan as well as hearing his views on many of the series characters. New readers can enjoy Ivans story on its own . . . Essential for all SF collections and a must-read for Bujold and Vorkosigan fans.îÊBooklist About Vorkosigan series entry Diplomatic Immunity: _Bujold is adept at world-building and provides a witty, character-centered plot, full of exquisite grace notes. . . fans will be thoroughly gripped and likely to finish the book in a single sitting.îÊPublishers Weekly The Vorkosigan Series in Story-based Chronological Order Falling Free Shards of Honor Barrayar The Warrior's Apprentice The Vor Game Cetaganda Ethan of Athos Borders of Infinity Brothers in Arms Mirror Dance Memory Komarr A Civil Campaign Diplomatic Immunity Captain Vorpatril's Alliance CryoBurn Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
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The Vorkosigan Companion

Author : Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN : 9781618247063
Genre : Fiction
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Master the Vorkosiverse! "I've always tried to write the kind of book I most loved to reacharacter-centered adventure. Readers return to such books because those characters have become their friends, and there is no limit to the number of times you want to be with your friends again." ¾Lois McMaster Bujold, from The Vorkosigan Companion. It's the companion for everything Miles and Vorkosigan: Insightful essays, encyclopedic entries on the characters, the plots and¾most of all¾the fantastic world-building! Plus, an extensive story-behind-the-story essay on the creation of the books, and a Bujold mini-biography! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "Bujold mixes quirky humor with action [and] superb character development. [E]normously satisfying." ¾Publishers Weekly
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