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The concluding volumein the epic fantasy saga from multipleHugo Award-winning authorLois McMaster Bujold
A Lakewalker entrusted with protecting the populace from terrifying remnants of ancient magic, Dag Redwing Hickory never expected to fall in love with farmer girl Fawn Bluefield. When they joined in marriage, defying their kin, they bridged the perilous split between their peoples. Now Dag’s extraordinary maker abilities have grown—along with his fears about who and what he is becoming, and his frustration with the disdain in which Lakewalker soldier-sorcerers hold their farmer neighbors.
Fawn and Dag’s world is changing, and the traditional Lakewalker practices cannot continue to hold every malice at bay. At the end of their long journey home, the pair must answer the question they’ve grappled with for so long: When the old traditions fail disastrously, can their untried new ways stand against their world’s deadliest foe?--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
This has been a different kind of a fantasy series. Not much action (but when it’s there, it’s sizzling), and a much slower pace than most books—even most of Bujold’s books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K.M. Weiland, Author of Historical and Speculative Fiction
Bujold is at the top of her field in speculative fiction, and her Sharing Knife series is among her best works in my opinion. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DAVID ASHER
The series as a whole is excellent but this volume is the masterpiece. Everything comes together in a most satisfying way. Read morePublished 5 months ago by jlmj
I have the hardback, the mass market paperback, and audio version and now the Kindle version. It's by Lois McMaster Bujold, my favorite SF&F author of all time, and as it happens,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gary S. Jordan
the 4th in a series - an excellent read with n ice people and a few not so nice, but heartening especially if feeling disillusioned with life ! Read morePublished 6 months ago by jean gates
Just finished re-read, it was even better on the 2nd read. Unique concept of the "villain" & how destroyed. Bujold never fails to satisfyPublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read all 4 books in the series. It is a very different series than her other books. Each of the 4 books does have a dramatic peak. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ekaterina Puffini
A good plot and character developement. I was replacing some books that I had loaned out and never got back.Published 9 months ago by Sharon Nichols
I have read this book several times and each time I experience new things. The characters are well drawn and they deal thoughtfully with issues that i feel are human issues, not... Read morePublished 10 months ago by shelbye