Lois McMaster Bujold has won the Hugo award four times, and the Nebula award twice.
This is her second epic fantasy and the sequel to Curse of Chalion.
The Golden General’s curse has at last been lifted from the royal family of Chalion and Cazaril can now rest easy and enjoy his new life with his bride Betriz.
However, despite being freed from years of ghostly torment, life for Ista, the Dowager Royina has not improved. With the death of her mother, the Provincara, and with her surviving child, Iselle, now ruling Chalion from the Capital Cardegross, she is left without purpose.
Her brother’s family still think she’s mad and aim to keep her locked up safely to avoid embarrasment, but she craves freedom and escape and begins to plan how this may become reality.
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"Fresh, intriguing, and as always from Lois McMaster Bujold, superb."
Robert Jordan, New York Times best selling author of The Wheel of Time Series
"This is one of the great ones."
Science Fiction Chronicle
Lois McMaster Bujold was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1949. She attended Ohio State University from 1968 to 1972, but didn't graduate. She describes her real education as reading five books a week for ten years from the Ohio State University stacks, reading enormous amounts of SF as a teenager, and listening to her father, an engineer. She started writing in 1982, and sold her first story to Twilight Zone in 1985. Then Baen Books bought all three of the novels she had already written and published them in 1986. Her fourth novel, Falling Free, won Lois her first Nebula. "The Mountains of Mourning," also went on to win both Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novella of 1989, and The Vor Game and Barrayar won Hugos for best novel in 1991 and 1992. All her titles have been translated into fourteen languages (so far).
She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota,with her two children, Anne and Paul.
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Book Description Voyager, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7133596