The Spirit Ring

The Spirit Ring

by Lois McMaster Bujold


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625781505
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 10/09/2014
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 264,839
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, having won six Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. Her second novel, The Warrior's Apprentice, introduced young Miles Vorkosigan, one of the most popular characters in science fiction. In 2011 she was awarded the Skylark Award for her significant contribution to science fiction. And in 2017 the Vorkosigan Saga received the Hugo Award for Best Series.

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The Spirit Ring 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Rubygarnet on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I like this neat Renaissance fantasy all the more for being self contained -- I grow weary of everlasting series. The heroine is a young biracial woman, which the author has said was the reason for the book's low sales.
SimonW11 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A well realised magic system that draws on traditional and contempory thinking combines with the authors ability to write engaging characters and plots that move at a fast pace. It lacks the inconistancies that occasionally marr her SF. I suspect the extra effort she made to keep the magic consistent showed benefits throughout the of my favourite books by her.
betty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a solid and workmanlike piece of fantasy, which suffers mainly in comparison to Bujold's other works. Bujold usually builds clever and original worlds: this story is set in a medieval Italy where the Catholic Church regulates all magic. I think I've read that one before. Bujold excels at bitter, wounded, world weary protagonists (Miles, Cordelia, Ekatrin, Ista, etc.). These two are mere innocents, and the books consequently lacks the quirky charm which is her trademark. It also suffers from the inevitable romance problem. "Hmm, it seems we're the only two people the author is really paying attention to. Do you think we ought to fall in love?" This is particularly disappointing since Bujold has never done this to me before. I rate it sturdy and serviceable, but not exceptional. Worth rereading once.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great story. A wonderful character in Fiametta who is a strong-willed daughter of a magician-goldsmith whose father doesn't want her to be an apprentice, more because of her gender than any ability. So Thur Ochs is recruited as his apprentice, however evil magic gets in the way and they have to work together to defeat the evil and free her father's soul.
writer-historyreader More than 1 year ago
This is a really superb read. I bought it in hard back when it first came out and I enjoyed the book a lot. It's Lois's first jaunt into fantasy and it's delightful as well as thoughtful. I hope they clean up the nook file so you can all enjoy it like I did.
bedlambelle More than 1 year ago
Although the story was a little sad for my liking, you can never go wrong with LMB's books. She is really an awesome author who manages to incorporate intersting themes without making a point of it. Her characters are interesting and you care about what happens to them even when they are not  in a particularly action oriented scene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is excellent. I only wish there would be more. Other reviews comment on the format of the book - and should be labeled as such.
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Horatio2 More than 1 year ago
I'm having the same problem - entire parts of sentences are chopped off. It looks fine on my Nook Classic (therefore 3 stars), but is unreadable on my new Nook Tablet HD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book but this is a corrupted, unreadable version. Is it even possible to get a refund?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far off it is unreadable end of sentance is off screen and unable to center the text
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unable to read. Except for occasional paragraphs, (usually at the first part of a chapter) the end of every screen line would be missing several words. I don't know if it is a nook reader problem or not, but I have 30 other books this doesn't happen to. I my money back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book doesn't even deserve 1 star. It was too sad. Way too sad for my liking. It needed more action and adventure. It was just plain boring.