For the next week, I will be participating in a Wicked Valentine read-a-thon hosted by My Shelf Confessions. I've participated in one of these a while back, but had to stop early due to some unforeseen circumstances, but after resisting joining another one while in the throes of game madness last year, I decided to try again when invited to join.
My reading choice is The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold. Here's a brief description taken from Goodreads:
It is an assignment Cazaril dreads, for it will ultimately lead him to the place he fears most, the royal court of Cardegoss, where the powerful enemies, who once placed him in chains, now occupy lofty positions. In addition to the traitorous intrigues of villains, Cazaril and the Royesse Iselle, are faced with a sinister curse that hangs like a sword over the entire blighted House of Chalion and all who stand in their circle. Only by employing the darkest, most forbidden of magics, can Cazaril hope to protect his royal charge—an act that will mark the loyal, damaged servant as a tool of the miraculous, and trap him, flesh and soul, in a maze of demonic paradox, damnation, and death.
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