The Hallowed Hunt

Mass Market Paperback, 436 pages

English language

Published May 30, 2006 by Eos.

ISBN:
978-0-06-057474-1
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4 stars (34 reviews)

An acclaimed legend in the field of fantasy and science fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold returns to the vivid and perilous world of her previous masterworks, the Hugo Award-winning Paladin of Souls and Hugo and World Fantasy Award-nominated The Curse of Chalion, with an epic tale of devotion and strange destiny.Prince Boleso is dead -- slain by a noblewoman he had intended to defile.Lord Ingrey kin Wolfcliff has been dispatched to the remote castle of the late, exiled, half-mad royal to transport the body to its burial place and the accused killer, the Lady Ijada, to judgment. Ingrey's mission is an ugly and delicate one, for the imminent death of the old Hallow King has placed the crown in play, and the murder of his youngest son threatens to further roil already treacherous political waters. But there is more here than a prince's degenerate lusts and the fatal retribution it engendered. …

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4 stars

4.25 A good, very unconventional fantasy story. As in the first two books, there's ancient history and magic at the centre of the tale. The characters are rounded and serve to surprise the reader a couple of times. Unfortunately, the protagonist is a little more boring than most of the others (no Caz or Ista) and I would have liked to see a bit more from the female lead. Still, it's head and shoulders above the usual and a very enjoyable if somewhat darkish read.

Review of 'The Hallowed Hunt' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

These three books all have a common thread for me: Somehow, I can't pick them up. Repeatedly. I get half way through and just never want to read 'em again. And there's a push for that third quarter, and then they pay off insanely well.

Unlike most of Bujold's work, I probably won't be rereading these a lot, but they're extremely well done. This one's probably the least approachable of the lot, and ended up being my favorite in the same way An Exchange of Hostages (Matthew's work) was. Very uncomfortable in a lot of ways, but presenting a mad, agonizing thing as a whole that functions within itself.

shrugs

Definitely gonna be reading some fluff next, though.

Review of 'The Hallowed Hunt' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This is an okay story. It is very slow to get going, which is tough when I've already recently read two books in this world. I cannot place the time of the story. It seems to me it must be centuries before the other novels. I also cannot place the place of this story. It seems to be a country not or only briefly mentioned in the Chalion books. Chalion is briefly mentioned in this one. Darthaca, familiar, is mentioned many times with King Audar the star from there. I don't recall if Audar was ever mentioned in the other books. I don't like floundering in the setting of a book when the time and place should be familiar. The problem seems to be that Ms. Bujold had this great idea that expanded upon her religion of 5 gods that she liked, but could not incorporate it into her Chalion …

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Subjects

  • Fantasy - Historical
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - Fantasy
  • Fantasy
  • Fantasy - Epic
  • Fiction / Fantasy / General
  • Fantasy - General