Just a little disappointing
by Ellyb on March 19, 2008Maybe I'm being overly picky, but the labyrinthine plot of "The Hallowed Hunt" exhausted me. Bujold continues her "souls in peril" theme here and came up with a new idea to play with, but it was almost too much for one book to handle. The situation kept compounding upon itself and by the end was quite convoluted. I lost track of many of the details, so I just went with the resolution and didn't try to understand it. As opposed to the previous central characters of the "Chalion" universe, I didn't feel a strong connection to Ingrey or Ijada. To be fair, there are many good moments, I wasn't tempted to give up reading it, and the technical aspects of Bujold's writing are solid, but on the whole this book lacked the charm and emotional connection of the first two books.
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