World of the Five Gods: Chalion
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  • 1
    The Hallowed Hunt | Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Hallowed Hunt

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    The half-mad Prince Boleso has been slain by a noblewoman he had intended to defile. It falls to Lord Ingrey kin Wilfcliff to transport the prince to his burial place and to bring the accused killer, Lady Ijada, to judgment. The road he travels with his burden and his prisoner is fraught with danger. But in the midst of political chaos, magic has the fiercer hold on Ingrey's destiny, and Ijada herself may turn out to be the only one he dares trust.

    Another winner from Bujold

    This is another excellent book from the reliable Bujold, and again it is extremely well-read. For the record, this is the third of three books (The f..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2007 by Ethan M. (Philadelphia)
  • 1.5
    Penric’s Demon: A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric’s Demon: A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    On his way to his betrothal, young Lord Penric comes upon a riding accident with an elderly lady on the ground, her maidservant and guardsmen distraught. As he approaches to help, he discovers that the lady is a Temple divine, servant to the five gods of this world. Her avowed god is the Bastard, "master of all disasters out of season", and with her dying breath she bequeaths her mysterious powers to Penric.

    A Kinder, Gentler Demon

    This brief tale is an enjoyable listen if you're a fan of Lois McMaster Bujold's wonderful character-driven fantasy, and if you've already read her ma..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 10 2016 by Carol (Massachusetts)
  • 1.6
    Penric and the Shaman: The Penric & Desdemona Series, Book 2 | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric and the Shaman: The Penric & Desdemona Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In this novella set in the World of the Five Gods and four years after the events in Penric's Demon, Penric is a divine of the Bastard's Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, living in the palace where the Princess-Archdivine holds court. His scholarly work is interrupted when the Archdivine agrees to send Penric, in his role as sorcerer, to accompany a "Locator" of the Father's Order, assigned to capture Inglis, a runaway shaman charged with the murder of his best friend.

    Penric Rides again

    Very fun and enjoyable read w/ a light feel,deft humor, and a moving plot line... It's lighter fantasy w/ an airy and easy mood... The exploration o..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 19 2016 by DobieChuck (Colorado)
  • 1.7
    Penric's Mission: A Novella in the World of the Five Gods: Penric & Desdemona, Book 3 | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric's Mission: A Novella in the World of the Five Gods: Penric & Desdemona, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Learned Penric, a sorcerer and divine of the Bastard's Order, travels across the sea to sunlit Cedonia on his first covert diplomatic mission, to attempt to secure the services of a disaffected Cedonian general for the Duke of Adria. However, nothing is as it seems. Penric is betrayed and thrown into a dungeon, and worse follows for the general and his kin.

    Penric and Desdemona continue

    I have been a fan of Bujold's work for years. Now that she is semi-retired, she seems to be focusing on telling novella length tales about Penric and..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2017 by Amazon Customer (United States)
  • 2
    The Curse of Chalion | Lois McMaster Bujold

    The Curse of Chalion

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    Amidst the decaying splendor and poisonous intrigue of Chalion's ancient capital, Cazaril is forced to confront not only powerful enemies but also the malignant curse that clings to the royal household, trapping him, flesh and soul, in a maze of demonic paradox, damnation, and death for as long as he dares walk the five-fold pathway of the gods.

    What makes a hero... LMB knows

    I have yet to read any of LMB's work that does not play the full range of my emotions. She has an incredible knack of turning a person cursed with see..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2012 by Terri ()
  • 3
    Paladin of Souls | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Paladin of Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    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 Chalion.

    Excellent Sequel

    This is a first class sequel to a first class story (The Curse of Chalion). One could listen to them out of order but would miss a lot, because the a..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 02 2005 by Dave S (Scottsdale, AZ, United States)