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The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Title:The Hallowed Hunt
Authors:Lois McMaster Bujold
Info:Harper Voyager (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Collections:Reviewed, ebooks
Tags:fiction, fantasy, romance, high fantasy, demons

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The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Think and chunky plot soup served with buttery character toast. Yum. ( )
  bemidt | Apr 20, 2016 |
Think and chunky plot soup served with buttery character toast. Yum. ( )
  bemidt | Apr 20, 2016 |
3/18/14 ( )
  magerber | Feb 22, 2016 |
I have to agree with others who have said "good, but not as good as the first two." However - it's still squeaking into the 4-star range.

I also feel that in this case, marketing this as "Chalion #3" is doing the book a disservice - though set in the same world as 'Curse of Chalion' and 'Paladin of Souls,' this is a fully self-contained, stand-alone novel.

Ingrey, a bad-ass but good-hearted soldier, who just happens to have been saddled with a forbidden spirit-animal as a young man, is sent to deal with the fallout of a crime - a woman has murdered the prince. However, upon arrival, he believes Lady Ijada's story - she killed in self-defense, while the prince was assaulting her as part of an occult ritual sacrifice. Now she also, as a result of that ritual, has a spirit animal.

Ingrey finds himself taking Ijada's side, as they find themselves caught up in a complex spiral of religious manifestations, magical plots, and political machinations...

Ingrey is an enjoyable character, but my favorite character was actually the Learned Hallana - a motherly, powerful, demon-possessed doctor-sorceress with a down-to-earth attitude. I want more of her! ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
When when Prince Boleso is killed by a noblewoman, Ingrey is sent to investigate and bring the woman and the prince's body back for a funeral and a trial. However, it is soon apparent that things are not what they seem and old powers are beginning to resurface. This is the third book in the Chalion series. Like the earlier novels in the series, I really liked the mythology of the world and how the five gods manipulate the inhabitants. The characters were strong and likable. I wish we were given more time with the secondary characters. I wanted to know more about them and their stories, but felt like we were just given a small glimpse of their potential. Unlike the first too books, I was a little disappointed in the amount of time the story and mystery was moved along by long winded conversations where the hero is just told what is happening. He didn't do much to discover stuff on his own and it seemed a little convenient that he was given the information when he needed it. Although it was the weakest of the three novels, I still recommend it. Bujold is a talented writer how always seems to breath fresh air into the fantasy genre. ( )
  Cora-R | Jan 13, 2016 |
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Bowers, David MCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060574747, Mass Market Paperback)

A magnificent epic tale of devotion, possession, obsession, and strange destiny from the author of the Hugo Award-winning

Paladin of Souls

Lois McMaster Bujold

The half-mad Prince Boleso has been slain by a noblewoman he had intended to defile -- and Lord Ingrey kin Wilfcliff must transport the body to its burial place and the accused killer, the Lady Ijada, to judgment. With the death of the old Hallow King imminent and the crown in play, the road they must travel together is a dangerous one. And though he is duty-bound to deliver his prisoner to an almost certain death, Ijada may be the only one Ingrey dares trust. For a monstrous malevolence holds the haunted lord in its sway -- and a great and terrible destiny has been bestowed upon him by the gods, the damned, and the dead.

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A forbidden spirit now inhabits the soul of Ijada, giving her senses she never wished for and an obligation no one sane would desire. At once psychically linked to the remarkable lady and repelled by what she carries within, Ingrey fears the havoc his own inner beast could wreak while on their journey, as he fights a powerful growing attraction, and an equally powerful compulsion to kill. The road they travel together is beset with dangers, and though duty bound to deliver Ijada to an almost certain execution, Ingrey soon realizes that she is the only one he dares trust. For a malevolent enemy with designs on a troubled kingdom holds Ingrey in his sway, and without Ijada's aid and love, the haunted lord will never be able to break free and realize the great and terrible destiny bestowed upon him by the gods, the damned, and the dead.… (more)

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