paperback, 416 pages

Published Jan. 31, 2003 by Harpercollins Pub Ltd.

ISBN:
9780007133611

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4 stars (20 reviews)

2 editions

A review from Goodreads

5 stars

This was an unexpected book for me! When I read the book description, I confess I was not so excited about it.

However, I was not disappointed! It is a very elegantly written tale, and the world building is amazing! I thought it had a slow start at the beginning. At 30% of the book I was feeling nothing was going to happen, the pace was slower than I would have enjoyed. The main character, Cazaril, is presented as a broken man, escaped from slavery, and returned to his Kingdom (Royacy) searching for shelter. At these introductory chapters, I wrongly suspected there would be no magic or fantastic events in the story.

The author slowly builds the characters and unravels the magical and religious background of the kindgdom of Chalion. After it is clear that there is a dark curse going on and that Cazaril is the “hero” who takes …

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4.0 stars

This book didn't overcome me with strong emotions that I sobbed or love the characters so much it makes my heart ache. But there's such a satisfaction in a book that does exactly what it needs to do and is so well-constructed. This is like the quintessential Good Fantasy Novel. Bonus points for actually having interesting things to say about religion and faith.

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