Welcome to sainthood, Cazaril. By the gods' blessings, you get to host miracles! The catch is, you don't get to choose what they are…
—Cazaril's thoughts; p. 459 Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
Anyone who desires to see the gods face-to-face is a great fool.I'm only quoting the Chalion books because I have them easily at hand. Similar sentiments are also in the RuneLord series by David Farland and the Kushiel series by Jacqueline Carey.
—Lady Ista dy Chalion; p. 12 Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
I hadn't planned it this way, it's just what sort of happened. None of the books purported to be about being ridden by gods but for all of them, it's a central theme.
I'd like to say that I wonder what this says about me but I'm too bloody certain what it does say. I came to this realization a few days ago and shared it with cindygerb then. It didn't burble out of my fingers until now.
What did happen was that I picked up Curse of Chalion and typed in all the quotes and excerpts from there into a file. It's an impressive book that can wrap you up in reading it when starting randomly at some point and then wanting to continue on.