Saturday, June 8, 2013
Paladin of Souls - Lois McMaster Bujold
On a whim, Ista decides to make a pilgrimage, and with a priest, a few warriors, and a courier as serving woman, she sets out to visit some holy sites as far away in Chalion as she can possibly be from her old life. On the borders with Jokana, she finds herself in the middle of a war, one with implications for all of Chalion. Ista had been touched by the gods one, and never wanted to be again, but before her lies a path where she may have to surrender to that power to save the entire realm.
I loved The Curse of Chalion, and I’ll admit I was wondering exactly what Bujold was going to do with a relatively minor character from that story. Can I just say, Wow. Ista’s journey is so compelling, just so real. I loved this book – finished it as fast as I possibly could. I’m starting to get a little irked with myself for not having picked up some Bujold earlier…