Lois McMaster Bujold returns to the vivid, 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 this tale of devotion and strange destiny.
The half-mad Prince Boleso has been slain by a noblewoman he had intended to defile. It falls to Lord Ingrey kin Wilfcliff to transport the prince to his burial place and to bring the accused killer, Lady Ijada, to judgment. His mission is an ugly and delicate one, for the imminent death of the old Hallow King has placed the crown in play, and the road he travels with his burden and his prisoner is fraught with danger. But in the midst of political chaos, magic has the fiercer hold on Ingrey’s destiny, and Ijada herself may turn out to be the only one he dares trust.
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Book is terrific - narrator is not
I’ve read the Hallowed Hunt many times - the entire trilogy is fabulous. Very frustrating that Blackstone Audible picked Marguerite Gavin to narrate it. 95% of the book is in male voices - why would they pick a woman to read it? Ms Gavin is a very talented with many awards - listen to the Kate Shugak novels - but it was annoying to listen to her straining to be the many men in the novel. The strain was evident - to me at least - in her phrasing, which was off so many times I started listening for it!
Great writer and great story.
This is my favorite lmb story. Read it a few years ago. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to it....a couple of times.