Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
By Lois McMaster Bujold
Follow Lois McMaster Bujold, the most venerated authors within the box of fable and technological know-how fiction, to a land threatened via treacherous battle and beset by means of demons -- as a royal dowager, published from the curse of insanity and manipulated by way of an untrustworthy god, is plunged right into a determined fight to maintain the endangered souls of a realm.
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It’s a raven,” said Chett. ” Lark grinned. ” Or yours. It seemed to Chett that they needed the big man more than they needed Lark. “Stop fretting about Small Paul. ” Twilight was creeping through the woods by the time he rid himself of the Sisterman and sat down to edge his sword. It was bloody hard work with his gloves on, but he wasn’t about to take them off. Cold as it was, any fool that touched steel with a bare hand was going to lose a patch of skin. The dogs whimpered when the sun went down.
A ghastly large rock in the narrow sea, as I recall. And Evenfall is sworn to Storm’s End. ” “It is Lady Catelyn I serve. And she commanded me to deliver you safe to your brother Tyrion at King’s Landing, not to bandy words with you. ” “Talk with Ser Cleos then. ” Jaime hooted. “Are there monsters hereabouts? Hiding beneath the water, perhaps? In that thick of willows? ” Innocent? The wretched boy was spying on us. All Jaime had wanted was an hour alone with Cersei. Their journey north had been one long torment; seeing her every day, unable to touch her, knowing that Robert stumbled drunkenly into her bed every night in that great creaking wheelhouse.
Some chapters cover a day, some only an hour; others might span a fortnight, a month, half a year. With such a structure, the narrative cannot be strictly sequential; sometimes important things are happening simultaneously, a thousand leagues apart. In the case of the volume now in hand, the reader should realize that the opening chapters of A Storm of Swords do not follow the closing chapters of A Clash of Kings so much as overlap them. I open with a look at some of the things that were happening on the Fist of the First Men, at Riverrun, Harrenhal, and on the Trident while the Battle of the Blackwater was being fought at King’s Landing, and during its aftermath .