Paladin of souls: Curse of Chalion Series, Book 2
One of the most honored authors in the field of fantasy and science fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold transports us once more to a dark and troubled land and embroils us in a desperate struggle to preserve the endangered souls of a realm.
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 all Chalion.
Yet something else is free, too -- something beyond deadly. To the north lies the vital border fortress of Porifors. Memories linger there as well, of wars and invasions and the mighty Golden General of Jokona. And someone, something, watches from across that border -- humans, demons, gods.
Ista thinks her little party of pilgrims wanders at will. But whose? When Ista's retinue is unexpectedly set upon not long into its travels, a mysterious ally appears -- a warrior nobleman who fights like a berserker. The temporary safety of her enigmatic champion's castle cannot ease Ista's mounting dread, however, when she finds his dark secrets are entangled with hers in a net of the gods' own weaving.
In her dreams the threads are already drawing her to unforeseen chances, fateful meetings, fearsome choices. What the inscrutable gods commanded of her in the past brought her land to the brink of devastation. Now, once again, they have chosen Ista as their instrument. And again, for good or for ill, she must comply.
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|Grouping Author||bujold lois mcmaster|
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|Last Indexed||2018-09-23 04:38:04AM|
|author||Lois McMaster Bujold|
|author2-role||Reading, Kate.|Narrator, hoopla digital.|
|author_display||Bujold, Lois McMaster|
|available_at_louisville||Louisville Public Library|
|detailed_location_louisville||Boulder Main Sci Fi/Fantasy, Louisville Sci Fi & Fantasy, Online OverDrive Collection|
|display_description||This winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel of the Year takes readers to a land threatened by war and beset by demons. A royal dowager, released from the curse of madness and manipulated by an untrustworthy god, is plunged into a desperate struggle to preserve the endangered souls of a realm.|
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|isbn||9780380818617, 9780380979028, 9781483070438|
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|owning_library_louisville||Louisville Public Library|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT10028355|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2005.|1 online resource (1 audio file (16hr., 30 min.)) : digital., ils:.b1544627x|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|EOS,|2003.|456 p. ; 24 cm., ils:.b17785509|Book|Books|1st HarpterTorch pbk. ed.|English|HarperCollins,|2005, c2003.|482 p. : maps ; 18 cm., overdrive:29fe0ca0-bda5-47ba-a990-0e6541d10546|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2005||
|subject_facet||Fantasy fiction, Queens -- Fiction|
|title_display||Paladin of souls|
|title_full||Paladin of Souls Curse of Chalion Series, Book 2, Paladin of souls / Lois McMaster Bujold, Paladin of souls [electronic resource] Bujold, Lois McMaster.|
|title_short||Paladin of souls|
|title_sub||Curse of Chalion Series, Book 2|
|topic_facet||Fantasy, Fiction, Queens|