Fawn Bluefield, the clever young farmer girl, and Dag Redwing Hickory, the seasoned Lakewalker soldier sorcerer, have been married all of two hours when they depart her family s farm for Dag s home at Hickory Lake Camp Having gained a hesitant acceptance from Fawn s family for their unlikely marriage, the couple hopes to find a similar reception among Dag s Lakewalker kinFawn Bluefield, the clever young farmer girl, and Dag Redwing Hickory, the seasoned Lakewalker soldier sorcerer, have been married all of two hours when they depart her family s farm for Dag s home at Hickory Lake Camp Having gained a hesitant acceptance from Fawn s family for their unlikely marriage, the couple hopes to find a similar reception among Dag s Lakewalker kin But their arrival is met with prejudice and suspicion, setting many in the camp against them, including Dag s own mother and brother A faction of Hickory Lake Camp, denying the literal bond between Dag and Fawn, woven in blood in the Lakewalker magical way, even goes so far as to threaten permanent exile for Dag.Before their fate as a couple is decided, however, Dag is called away by an unexpected and viciously magical malice attack on a neighboring hinterland threatening Lakewalkers and farmers both What his patrol discovers there will not only change Dag and his new bride, but will call into question the uneasy relationship between their peoples and may even offer a glimmer of hope for a less divided future.Filled with heroic deeds, wondrous magic, and rich, all too human characters, The Sharing Knife Legacy is at once a gripping adventure and a poignant romance from one of the most imaginative and thoughtful writers in fantasy today.
The Sharing Knife Volume Two Fawn Bluefield the clever young farmer girl and Dag Redwing Hickory the seasoned Lakewalker soldier sorcerer have been married all of two hours when they depart her family s farm for Dag s home at
The second volume of the Sharing Knife series, following directly on from Beguilement Dag and Fawn, newly married, travel to Dag s home with the Lakewalkers There they meet resistance to their cross cultural marriage, family drama, a new malice threat, and some strange new developments with Dag s Ground powers life force magic, basically.Since it does not seem possible to review this book without addressing it, I ll pause here to register my continued bafflement over the splitting of the volumes [...]
I was afraid thart the plot would be repetative, but it would seem that LMMB managed a new twist for every book int he series higly recommended.
The Sharing Knife Legacy is the second half of the story that begins with Beguilement It begins with a leisurely honeymoon scene before Fawn and Dag, who had spent most of the last book with her family, go to meet his while the problems with malices continue to get sinister as well as mysterious Fawn, the young heroine, is smart, capable, full of energy, and knows her own mind She s emotionally balanced probably than Dag is She is possessed of a generous spirit, and an equally vast curiosity a [...]
I opened up Vol 4, and realized that I couldn t remember the series well enough to understand what was going on, so I went crazy and got all four books from the library and devoted my week to reading them all in a row What a lovely week it was I am just so enthralled by this world she has created, the ground sense magic, the ancient immortal malices growing out of the earth, the difficult cultural divides, and so many lovely and starkly real characters This wasn t the most fun I ve had reading a [...]
Bujold s story of Fawn, Dag, Farmers and Lakewalkers continue in Legacy You learn very quickly how deep seated tradition closes off family and clan to that which is unknown and forbidden Again, it is a story of how ignorance and close mindedness hurts not only those that you love, but those that could benefit from an open mind and understanding Luckily asking new questions and always sticking together keep Dag and Fawn together and safe through a lot that happens in this book This book proves th [...]
Well crap now I m too invested.
In withdrawal from the the ending of the Vorkosigan series, I am sticking with this one, but it is a slog Bujold writes great relationships, and political schemes, but I just can t get into this limited rural world of nomadic rangers vs farmers vs some ancient evil thing that has to be killed with a laboriously complicated process the nomadic rangers think they have a monopoly on So really, this is 400 pages of the minutiae of peasants camping.
One of my lower ratings for one of Bujold s books but still a very good one This one was a continuation of the story in the the first book than its own stand alone story, so don t skip Beguilement.
This second book in the series is improving on the points I didn t like about the first book, the characters are starting to flesh out a bit and become believable and not so caricature like The world is also starting to expand Perhaps one of the reasons it is getting better is because Bujold is starting to bring cultural conflict into the story now This is one of the areas of her genius when she shows how different belief systems crash and merge between people but it was kind of lacking in the [...]
The continuing adventures of Lakewalker patroller Dag and his new farmer girl bride Fawn To my surprise, I actually enjoyed this less thanBeguilement, the first part of the duology This one starts out, as that book ended, with a lot of domestic culture clash stuff, but the Lakewalkers giving Fawn the cold shoulder was much less interesting that the farmers getting all up in Dag s face The book really picked up when a new malice pops up, and that entire sequence Dag riding off through Fawn s even [...]
More from Lois McMaster Bujold This time the action is with the Lakewalkers, who treat Fawn like a child or animal of some sort Bujold is developing the world civilization society a bit , which is interesting We don t know how things got the way they are on what is clearly earth, or a planet almost entirely populated with earth life, but it seems something new is about to happen Dag s becoming a maker of some type, and the malices are springing up faster and frequently The human population is i [...]
In Legacy, Dag and Fawn go to Dag s Lakewalker home where they re not expecting much of a welcome once the Lakewalkers find out about their recent marriage In the Lakewalkers eyes it s forbidden to marry outside their kind Thankfully the head of Dag s patrol doesn t kick him out but his family is a different matter A malice sighting interrupts their time together for a short while and even through Fawn plays a part in saving some patrollers, the Lakewalkers still treat their marriage as a negati [...]
Really enjoyed this two book series Correction First two books of 4, although these first two really must be read together This non nuclear post apocalyptic world is reminiscent in some ways of the early Sime Gen universe Life force as an energy that can be transferred, split of the human race into two distinct groups with different abilities and roles, and only vague remaining knowledge of the humans that preceded them Not to mention strong cultural resistance from both groups at the idea of an [...]
I really like Dag and Fawn They re both brave, compassionate, smart, stubborn, and so cute together They re genuinely good for each other, despite all of the differences of their situations age, culture, magic abilities I ve read very few romance couples with a bond as strong as theirs I know I m going to binge read the next two volumes.
I m rounding up a bit.The two protagonists, Dag and Fawn, remain sympathetic and interesting characters The secondary characters introduced here vary in depth and complexity Unlike Book 1, which in retrospect seems mainly to set the stage, this novel has a suspenseful plot But the book s, and the series s, best element is the worldbuilding.
Although there was a little bit less action in this book I liked it a lot because background of Ground Powers and history of lake walkers are revealed In addition to this we have innocent love story where young woman who tries to cope with a new hostile environment.
This second book in the series has the same pace as the first, Beguilement, the same laid back tone, but the details are becoming complex, the setting detailed Lakewalker history makes an appearance, and I have to say that the idea that the malices the creatures spawned from the original malice that hatch , as it were, and cause destruction, death, and blight to the land were the direct result of human interference in the natural order of things, intriguing to the extreme Add to this the theor [...]
First read 5 31 13 second read 5 10 16Somehow I didn t review this book the first time I read it I m assuming that s mostly because I breezed through it and immediately started 3, but I think it s also because this book was so tense that I just had a hard time figuring out how to comment.I enjoyed this as much as the rest of the series Dag is just I loved his long, troubled past and how it shapes his present so profoundly, even as he s feeling his way into a different sort of future I liked Fawn [...]
The big plot point in the second book is the culture clash that Fawn experiences when she enters Lakewalker society the fact that the Lakewalkers are much less willing to adapt to her role in Dag s life than her family was to his I have the impression that this is the case because Farmer women leave their families to go off to the new family, whereas Lakewalker men leave THEIR families to go to their wife s family So there is this lack of space in the normal society now that Dag is returning to [...]
I gave the first book in this series 3 stars, and this one 2, because I feel that both books are really just one long, somewhat boring book, and that 2.5 stars was about right overall It really pains me to give this low rating.These 2 books were a big disappointment I just finished the whole Vorkosigan saga, and I read the Chalion series a couple of years ago I loved both of them, and was looking forward to another Lois McMaster Bujold series Unfortunately, this one is very much a romance story, [...]
I rather liked the first book, even if it wasn t the best fantasy the writing was gorgeous, however I didn t even make it through the second chapter before I realized I had absolutely no desire to read about these irritating people who suddenly appeared in Dag s and Fawn s body When the first scene in a book is a sex scene, you d better make that sex scene VERY INTERESTING and sexy if you want to keep my attention I don t even like reading about sex scenes, so that s part of my problem The other [...]
The plot was slow and generally not super exciting, but as in the first volume, I really enjoyed this book s earthy, domestic atmosphere This book celebrates the sights, scents, sounds, and everyday routines of traditional American life in a way that perfectly complements the magic system and the love story There s something impressive about a series peppered with steamy sex scenes giving equal attention to other physical experiences injuries and aches, fabric coarse and fine, cool water and hot [...]
Why did I read this I have an aversion to starting a series and not finishing it Also, I respect Bujold and I didn t believe that the entire series would be horrible But book 2 isn t much of an improvement over book 1.This book didn t suffer from the Horrible Borrowed Setting that the first book suffered from Yes, the characters carried over but the situations and events started to diverge On the other hand, it was mostly pretty boring.Dag spent much of the book sitting around convalescing He al [...]
You know I liked the first book well enough to grab the other one quickly at the library I was not as thrilled with this one At least the intimate scenes tended to have a point in the first book it didn t seem that way in this one The scenes with conflict in the camp didn t ring very true since few of the new characters seemed well fleshed out Once the action left the camp, it improved again The stuff before, though, had put me off Also, I was disappointed that what was supposed to be two novels [...]
This was about as trashy as its predecessor, Beguilement More romance than fantasy, we watch Dag worst name for a lead character ever and Fawn could we imply youthful wide eyed innocence any clearly try unsuccessfully to fit in with Dag s people, observe Fawn s breasts bounce around which is what Dag spends a lot of time doing , and occasionally turn our mind to the malices which infest the area this would be the fantasy element Fawn, as usual, is brilliant at everything she does I d had enough [...]
I was surprised to find I actually enjoyed reading this book I still don t like Fawn, who is oh so sweet and na ve, or Dag, whose I m just an old warhorse schtick is pretty tired In fact, I find their entire romance contrived and unrealistic, and their artfully yet explicitly described sex scenes are far from erotic And yet, Bujold is a good enough author that even though I didn t like any of the characters, I still couldn t help but want to read of their adventures Despite a battle and some co [...]
The relationship dynamics didn t squick me out as much this time, possibly because now that they re settled I don t have to watch an adult justify his attentions to an inexperienced young woman with thoughts of how surprisingly mature she is.Once again I love the setting, the societies, and the style of writing The main drawback was probably the magic, it felt a little bogged down by description.I m still reading the next one soon, so there s obviously something here that works for me.
Although I was a bit bothered by the stereotypical relationship depicted in legacy the heroine stays home while the hero goes around adventuring and taking decisions for both of them , the plot was strong and the characters vibrantly alive.
A rich and complex book with an engaging story A fun continuation from the first book which rolls quickly into the following book I m enjoying this series, but in spite of the romance aspects than because of them.
Continues the slow pace of the first book The further away I get from finishing it the I remember aspects of the characters and plot that irritated me I m still interested in the overall story and world so will borrow the third book from the library.