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A prayer to remember
Currently re-reading Lois McMaster Bujold's "Paladin of Souls", and this struck me as particularly memorable (and appropriate, given some goings-on recently):

And the Bastard grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain’s peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding.

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Would you recommend that series? Raven K thought it was good for pagans.

Short answer: Yes.

Longer answer: the theology she's worked out for the series gets my highest marks. It makes sense and feels real; it drives plot in a very good way. I can see why Raven would recommend the series... the way her Gods interact with the her world is... resonant with his view on the Powers interact with us...

The first book- "The Curse of Chalion"- is one of the best things she's ever written (and I'm a *huge* fan of her Vorkosigan series, so that says a lot). I'm currently re-reading "Paladin of Souls"; my memory of it from the first read is that it was very very good but not quite as good. I haven't read "The Hallowed Hunt"; the Bald One says that it's not as good as the first two... though looking at the summary, it has a more Northern view of the world's theology (the first two are set in an essentially Mediterranean milieu...

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