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27 December 2007 @ 12:59 pm
The Curse of Chalion Discussion #1: First Impressions  
Hello and welcome to booklog_sff's first discussion! I hope everyone had a wonderful time reading (or in some cases rereading) Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse of Chalion.

Let's begin with some basics.

What were your first impressions of the book?

Were there things that you liked immediately? Disliked?

Did the main character, Lupe dy Cazaril, interest you from the start?


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After Nightfallafter_nightfall on December 27th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely, the bad guys were a low point for me too. If Martou dy Jironal was somewhat convincing (but only somewhat), I was seriously underwhelmed with Dondo's motivations.

Iselle's high point was when she was listing qualities she expected of her husband: same religion, and healthy. Now there's a sensible fantasy princess! :-)
Anne-Elisaetrangere on December 27th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
True, I do like sensibility in a fantasy princess XD
an absolute word tart!schemingreader on December 27th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Do you know the book The Practical Princess? It was a picture book for children in the US in the 1970s, so it would be astonishing if you said yes! The princess rescues her prince, and the first thing she does after she has liberated her captive prince is to have him shave his beard and cut his hair.

Isn't that what happens at the end of this novel between Caz and Beatriz? (I think I've misspelled her name, sorry!)