Torin/Darren WhoEver (wolfieboy) wrote,
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Recent readings or "Gods and the fools who love them"

So, several of the books that I've been reading lately have talked about being "in service" to the gods or more plainly "god-ridden". Each of them talk about how serving the gods can be lots of fun and grant you acclaim, it still tends to suck at times:
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.
—Lady Ista dy Chalion; p. 12 Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
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.
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