Book Reviews of The Hallowed Hunt (Curse of Chalion, Bk 3)

The Hallowed Hunt (Curse of Chalion, Bk 3)
The Hallowed Hunt - Curse of Chalion, Bk 3
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN-13: 9780060574628
ISBN-10: 0060574623
Publication Date: 5/24/2005
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Hallowed Hunt (Curse of Chalion, Bk 3) on + 164 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is the third book in the Chalion series, although book 2 and book 3 can be read in any order because there's absolutely no overlap in the plot or characters at all. Seriously -- zip. I'd recommend starting with The Curse of Chalion (the first book) just because it introduces the world and fantasy concept the most thoroughly.

And I loved it of course! Loved the characters, loved the twists, loved the setting.... The possessed man teams up with the murderess and not surprisingly, they've got some problems. (Murder a prince and someone's bound to notice.) I swear, if Bujold wrote it, I've got to have it!

I'm an avid follower of all three of Bujold's main series, and each has it's own flavor. This one is saturated with gods, high court intrigue, and politics. Not everyone seems to adore all her series equally, but for me they're immediate auto-buys!
reviewed The Hallowed Hunt (Curse of Chalion, Bk 3) on + 306 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I like her Vorksigan series a lot better. This was good but tended to bog down occasionally.
reviewed The Hallowed Hunt (Curse of Chalion, Bk 3) on + 76 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Not quite as good as Curse of Chalion or Paladin of Souls, but still excellent. I'm only swapping it because I accidently bought it twice.
reviewed The Hallowed Hunt (Curse of Chalion, Bk 3) on + 902 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is technically the third book in the Chalion trilogy. However, (other than the gods) there is really no character or plot overlap from books 1-2 at all.

Unfortunately, I feel like this trilogy started to lose momentum rather than gain it as the series continued. This book introduces a completely unique cast of characters. The complex religious quandary and quest for resolution gets a bit murky around the edges and does require the imagination to stretch a little bit more than usual, even for the fantasy genre.

Like Paladin of Souls, the book was ok but I would not call it great. I read it because I had read the other two, but I cannot say that I would recommend this book in the same way that I would recommend The Curse of Chalion. (That is, if I recommend this one as a stand-alone at all!)

In short, it was an ok story but by far the weakest of the three. Bujold really did have something special going with The Curse of Chalion. It's a shame she couldn't find a way to keep that particular piece of momentum going.
reviewed The Hallowed Hunt (Curse of Chalion, Bk 3) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book. The characters and the world have a backround and depth to them that is rarely seen and the story is engaging. I really liked that the are political intrigues but they don't overpower the characters and their stories. 5 Stars!
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This is technically the third book in the Chalion trilogy. However, (other than the gods) there is really no character or plot overlap from books 1-2 at all.

Unfortunately, I feel like this trilogy started to lose momentum rather than gain it as the series continued. This book introduces a completely unique cast of characters. The complex religious quandary and quest for resolution gets a bit murky around the edges and does require the imagination to stretch a little bit more than usual, even for the fantasy genre.

Like Paladin of Souls, the book was ok but I would not call it great. I read it because I had read the other two, but I cannot say that I would recommend this book in the same way that I would recommend The Curse of Chalion. (That is, if I recommend this one as a stand-alone at all!)

In short, it was an ok story but by far the weakest of the three. Bujold really did have something special going with The Curse of Chalion. It's a shame she couldn't find a way to keep that particular piece of momentum going.
reviewed The Hallowed Hunt (Curse of Chalion, Bk 3) on + 16 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book. It is well written and has many twists and turns.
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The Third book in this Trilogy has new protagonists in the same lands with the same Gods and Goddesses is by far my favorite...although, it is hard to choose a favorite because they are all very well written and the stories get you involved and pull you in. I will be looking for all of her books to read. If you've read the first two, I know you'll want to read this one! Enjoy.
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I enjoyed the book and it's view of Chalion from a different angle.