Book Review, Ciara Ballintyne, Club Fantasci, David Lowry, Dionne Lister, Fantasy, hangout, Lois McMaster Bujold, Melody-Ann Jones Kaufmann, The Curse of Chalion, The Lowry Agency
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.
We will be discussing this book on August 30th at 7:30pm CST. Make sure to join us here to watch the hangout and tweet us @ClubFantasci to join in on the conversation!
Find out more about “The Curse of Chalion” and Lois McMaster Bujold here: http://www.dendarii.com/