Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,


I finished The Hallowed Hunt yesterday, the latest of Lois McMaster Bujold's new set of fantasy novels, which I have been enjoying quite a bit. (I say 'set' rather than 'series' because they have a common setting, but they're standalone books, not a trilogy or anything.)

Anyway, aside from her usual excellent pacing, plotting, and writing, I think what's really neat about the books is that she develops an interesting cosmology, with gods that exist and can meddle, and then works through a lot of the logical consequences. But it's still a low-magic setting, with room for religious disagreement, petty villainy, doubt, misunderstanding, and all the other normal drivers of drama. No need for Forces of Darkness, just fallible, imperfect humans.

Highly recommended.
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