Paladin of Souls

Paladin of Souls

Book - 2003
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Ista dy Baocia, the Dowager Royina of Chalion, struggles with painful memories and undertakes a pilgrimage to make a personal atonement to the gods, a quest that is threatened by an evil force.
Publisher: New York : EOS/HarperCollins, c2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780380818617
Branch Call Number: SF BUJOLD, LOIS
Characteristics: 456 p. ; 24 cm.


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SPPL_János Mar 13, 2018

This character-based adventure shares the well-realized medieval world of "The Curse of Chalion" but works as a standalone. Bujold builds a detailed plot involving political intrigue and a surprisingly interesting theology of gods and demons around her likeable characters. There's some action and a good dose of romance, weaving into a very satisfying whole.

Jul 23, 2015

Really enjoyed this fantastical story of Ista's battle with the darkness that surrounds her. A lovely follow up from "The Curse of Chalion" but can be read as a stand alone.

Mar 11, 2015

One of best books I've read in a while. It has everything you need for a good story, action, faith, war, demons, and gods. I also appreciated the strong older female character. I especially enjoyed that she had a romantic relationship develop but it was managed tastefully and joyously. This is a book ii highly recommend to anyone who loves a good story, but especially those who want to see women portrayed in a range of roles.

Jul 28, 2012

One of my favorite books in the whole world. Whenever a friend wants a book recommendation, this is the one I hand them. One of Bujold's best works, deep and entertaining at the same time.

Incinerated_Newt Mar 04, 2011

This book gives a lot to think about in terms of divine intervention, fate, damnation and redemption. It's also nice to see a story with an older protagonist. It helps if you've read "Curse of Challion" first, but it's not necessary.

Apr 10, 2010

This follows after the curse of
challion. AgIN CHARACTER is very important.

Jul 26, 2008

finally, a fantasy book about an older female character. The queen mother goes on a pilgrimage, spirits and magic ensue. A dark story with demons and battles.


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