This is a very enjoyable Fantasy/Action novel. It's got well written and developing characters who really interact with each other and are not purely good or evil. This is one of those rare stories where you can really believe in the rules of the world and the people within in it.
The Curse of Chalion is a well written book with very well defined characters, plots and story lines. This story can of course be classified as fantasy with it's few instances of magic, but I found it to be more a description of mediaeval life with the typical superstitions of the time. Weather it's fantasy or history you will enjoy if you like a well written story.
A captivating story that takes a lot of traditional fantasy archetypes (curses, gods, and unwilling protagonists) and makes them new. The reader is also a superb voice actor.
Great storytelling and the narrator does nice work. I have not read fantasy in years, but any book by Bujold seems to be a good bet. This isn't swords and sorcery and non-stop action, but I found the subtle interplay of gods and humans to be intriguing. It drew me in. And, yes, I've now gone on to the next book, Palladin of Souls, which I'm also liking very much.
I wasn't sure about this book at first but it really gets good once you start to get all the plot straight in your head, the narrator does a great job also. Highly reccomended !!
I havn't listened to a fantasy epic like this one since the Hobbit. Its sort of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and your favorite reluctant hero wraped together.
This was an enjoyable book, although somewhat lacking in depth compared to what I expect from one of her books. The Miles series somehow seemed to have more depth to plots than this one does. Never the less that is a great book and once I got into it I didn't want to stop reading it until the end. I liked the characters, and this is one of Lois's great abilities, is she creates fantastic believable and interesting characters.
The plot felt a little forced in a few places, most notablly towards the start of the book, and it didn't flow quite as well as it could have.
This is the first book I downloaded by this author and am now a fan. Not for the "need for speed" readers. Obviously not everyone's style but it does rate as a great read. I am used to a faster pace story but enjoyed this one just the same. The slower pace developed the characters so well that you could visualize the events as they unfold as well as understand the society structure and culture of that time. A great story, now I am listening to the next story in this series. Paladin of Souls.
The story and the reading are both absolutely riveting. The reader adds character to the people in this book, so much so as a matter of fact that one cannot help but wonder if he worked closely with the author. Bujold, of course, is at the top of her field, and this story is no different. When I read SPIRIT RING years ago, I was tremendously disappointed because it was so uninteresting. Because of that I waited an extra year before paying attention to this tome. I should not have. This story is rich beyond imagining in tragedy and triumph, and the reader just makes it better. I have already decided to snarf up PALADIN OF SOULS when my next allotment of books becomes available.