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I'm looking for a series of fantasy books which involve a character transferring his soul to another body every time he dies.

The protagonist is, I believe, the red-haired son of a general. He dies for the first time during a mission to a rival kingdom during which he is to negotiate the wedding of his kingdom's princess.

His body is then transferred to the hated adversary (I think a prince). The next time he swaps bodies, I believe, is into the body of a leader of a mountain clan...

Can anyone help me to find the title of this series? I read it about ten years ago and have been aching to find it again...

Thanks!

  • I remember a similar plot, the main character shows mercy to a witch about to be executed. She casts a spell on him, just as she is about to die. The spell causes him to swap bodies with whoever starts to kill him. Over the course of the 2 or 3 novels, he shifts in few different bodies, male and female. – KenM Jun 23 '15 at 0:31
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The name of the series is the Quickening trilogy by Fiona McIntosh. Myrren, a witch gives the power to Wyl Thirsk, the red-haired son of a general, as he witnesses her death. The series consists of Myrren's Gift, Blood and Memory and Bridge of Souls. There is a mountain king, Cailech, who he switches bodies with.

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  • Whoa, that's great! Thanks KenM! That's it exactly :) – Kobcadt Jun 23 '15 at 17:16

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