Title Profile & Character Information

Paladin of Souls

Annotation
"Three years have passed since the widowed Dowager Royina Ista found release from the curse of madness that kept her imprisoned in her family's castle of Valenda. Her newfound freedom is costly, bittersweet with memories, regrets, and guilty secrets - for she knows the truth of what brought her land to the brink of destruction. And now the road - escape - beckons.... A simple pilgrimage, perhaps. Quite fitting for the Dowager Royina of all Chalion." "Yet something else is free, too - something beyond deadly. To the north lies the vital border fortress of Porifors. Memories linger there as well, of wars and invasions and the mighty Golden General of Jokona. And someone, something, watches from across that border - humans, demons, gods." "Ista thinks her little party of pilgrims wanders at will. But whose? When Ista's retinue is unexpectedly set upon not long into its travels, a mysterious ally appears - a warrior nobleman who fights like a berserker. The temporary safety of her enigmatic champion's castle cannot ease Ista's mounting dread, however, when she finds his dark secrets are entangled with hers in a net of the gods' own weaving." "In her dreams the threads are already drawing her to unforeseen chances, fateful meetings, fearsome choices. What the inscrutable gods commanded of her in the past brought her land to the brink of devastation. Now, once again, they have chosen Ista as their instrument. And again, for good or for ill, she must comply."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2004  Hugo Awards
2004  Locus Awards
2004  Nebula Awards

Characters
NameBaocia, Ista dy
GenderFemale
TraitsWidow
Mother

NameLutez, Arhys dy
GenderMale
OccupationWarrior
TraitsNobleman
Charismatic

GenreFantasy
    --Sword and sorcery
Adventure
Fiction
TopicsSpiritual journeys
Pilgrimages
Demons
Medieval society
Magic
Quests
Rescue missions
SettingKingdom


Series
  Chalion series
1The Curse of Chalion
2Paladin of souls
3The Hallowed hunt
  Chalion series (publication date order)
1The Curse of Chalion
2Paladin of souls
3The Hallowed hunt