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 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.
"Legacy" isn't bad, it just isn't good, either.
I can imagine even greater works in the future of both characters, although I would prefer that Bujold imagined more of this story for me.
Highly recommended for Bujold fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of magical quests, exotic cultures and passionate romance.
Darker than the first but no less riveting. Full of plot twists and a deeper understanding unfolds of the world Bujold has created. I ripped through this one.Published 7 months ago by C. Clyne
There are four books in this series. I have all of them and enjoy each of them. Be sure to check out the rest of them!Published 16 months ago by Carrien Meek
I have enjoyed all of her books. She gets better with each. This new series is a nice change of venue and I am
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It sincerely hurts me to give Lois McMaster Bujold a negative review but I didn't get very far into The Sharing Knife: Legacy before giving up. Read morePublished on December 23, 2010 by Kat Hooper
Legacy is book two in the Sharing Knife series, by Lois McMaster Bujold. It continues the story of Dag and Fawn, picking up pretty much where they left off at the end of... Read morePublished on August 14, 2010 by xenofan
Like the first book, this book may seem a bit slow paced and dull, but keep reading; it is just building on the strong foundation of the first book of the series. Read morePublished on May 4, 2009 by M. Han
This is not a Science Fiction book. It is more akin to science fantasy. And my wife notes that it is excellent science fantasy romance novel fare.
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Lois McMaster Bujold is, in my opinion, the most consistent excellent writer working in SciFi and, more recently, fantasy. Read morePublished on May 22, 2008 by Binko Barnes
This sequel flows immediately after book #1. Young farmer lady F-- has just married older magic worker D--. They have just left her family and are traveling back to his tribe. Read morePublished on May 5, 2008 by Margaret P.