What I've read lately

Abe Gross argross at bigpond.net.au
Sat Feb 1 04:36:38 EST 2003


Hallie wrote:

> I've finished _The Curse of Chalion_ now, and have even started to
> catch up on everything else I should have been doing, which I ignored
> to keep reading.  What a wonderfully satisfying book this is!  It
> reminded me strongly of _The Queen of Attolia_ at times (in the way
> it considered the relationship between a person and the gods who
> "use" him or her, and what that "use" means), and of _Falcon_ at
> times, (the second part, in the similarity of the fate facing the
> main characters), and even a bit of _The Element of Fire_, just in
> the way that characters show complete loyalty to others.

I never thought of it before, but the themes in _Chalion_ *are* reminiscent
of _The Q of A_, even down to the role of betrayal in the plot (trying to
avoid spoilers here). The other books you mention I haven't read. (Who wrote
_Falcon_?)

Ros

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