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Volume two in the epic fantasy sagaof love and peril, courage and fate,from one of the mosthonored writers in the field—multiple Hugo Award-winning author Lois McMaster Bujold
Ill-chance brought young Fawn Bluefield together with Dag Redwing Hickory, the seasoned soldier-sorcerer, but it was love and loyalty that joined their fates. While their unorthodox marriage has been grudgingly accepted by the clever farmgirl’s people, Dag’s Lakewalker kin are less tolerant, greeting their union with derision, suspicion, and prejudice. The specterof permanent exile looms above the couple—until a final decision on their lot is diverted by a sudden, viciously magical malice attack on a neighboring hinterland. Sworn to duty, Dag must answer the call, leaving his new bride behind. But what awaits him and his patrol could have serious and unimagined consequences for farmers and Lakewalkers alike,forever altering the lovers, their families, and their world.
One of the most respected writers in the field of speculative fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold burst onto the scene in 1986 with Shards of Honor, the first of her tremendously popular Vorkosigan Saga novels. She has received numerous accolades and prizes, including two Nebula Awards for best novel (Falling Free and Paladin of Souls), four Hugo Awards for Best Novel (Paladin of Souls, The Vor Game, Barrayar, and Mirror Dance), as well as the Hugo and Nebula Awards for her novella The Mountains of Mourning. Her work has been translated into twenty-one languages. The mother of two, Bujold lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A continued and compelling story of an unlikely couple, brought together by shared danger, rejected by both communities because of a history of misunderstanding and mistrust, who... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Geri
Dysfunctional family web as springboard to dive into social change -- Bujold weaves bayeux tapestry memePublished 1 month ago by A. Holmes
After reading Bujold's 'Chalion' series, I wanted more. Sadly, the 'Sharing Knife' series does not measure up. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pagurus
not up to par with the Vorkosigan or Chalion series, but still very good; my favorite author by far!Published 8 months ago by tom hyatt
... Of fantastic places, plausible people, and Bujold's reliable ability to make things make sense. A satisfying and thought-provoking read.Published 8 months ago by John H Seaman
It is ok, but clearly not one of her better books. It moves with glacial speed. So far I have worked my way through the 4 books of the series. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ekaterina Puffini
Delightful continuation of Beguiled, though most of Dag's family is just ghastly, especially his mother. A wonder he survived her! Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. J. Lamb