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Nebula and Hugo–winner Bujold explores culture clashes in this compelling third segment of the Sharing Knife series (after 2007's Legacy). Former Lakewalker captain Dag has been exiled from his family for marrying an outsider, farmer's daughter Fawn. Farmers and riverfolk need the secretive Lakewalkers for their ability to manipulate ground energy and battle the deadly blight-causing creatures called malices, but few trust them completely, and the Lakewalkers haven't helped the situation by remaining aloof from the rest of the world. Dag longs to build a bridge of understanding and respect between Lakewalkers and those who depend on their protection. The old ways have worked for better 'n a thousand years, another Lakewalker captain warns, but as farmers settle dangerous territory and Dag's own groundsense abilities develop in dangerous directions, big changes are inevitable. Bujold excels at creating interesting and sympathetic characters, and this story will satisfy readers who enjoy romance as much as adventure. (May)
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The third volume of Bujold’s increasingly popular Sharing Knife series opens with young farmer Fawn Bluefield and her lakewalker husband, Dag, leaving her family’s home to take a trip downriver. After their disagreeable reception from Dag’s family (in Legacy, 2007), Fawn’s family, though nervous and not quite sure how to deal with the new family member, extends a welcome. Dag even agrees to take Fawn’s brother, Whit, along on what is the couple’s working honeymoon. Since meeting Fawn, Dag has realized that farmers and lakewalkers need better working relationships; otherwise, both groups will suffer from habitat disruption. One reason for the trip is for Dag to try talking to farm folk to discover what proposals they will listen to. Heading downriver, Fawn and Dag find plenty of chances to practice diplomacy and healing in both communities and to recover themselves from battle injuries (see Legacy). Bujold extends the series’ portrayal of a pastoral world haunted by ancient ills. The characters are so superbly realized that the reader feels like a fellow passenger on their voyage. In the end, the question of cooperation between communities is still vexedly present, and Fawn and Dag’s journey will continue. --Frieda MurraySee all Editorial Reviews
I absolutely love Dag and Fawn's saga as told in this series of books. The books are a little slower paced than some readers might look for, but Bujold paints such a vivid... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Dawn Klein
Passage is the third book and excellent follow up to Beguilement and Legacy. Slow and steady going as they make their way forward, Dag and Fawn's journey is enlightening and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Baroness of Topaz
I have read everything Ms. Bujold has written. I haven't found a single novel or short story that I didn't love. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DBL
Typically Entertaining! Build always seems to get simple facts out in front of everyone.wrapped like a Winterfair present in her stories! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles A. Helm
The main drawing point with this series is the relationship between the two main character.the magic system is boing and not very good. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good story lines that culminate satisfactorily. Evil loses and the good win out! Nice job, but I missed the malice kills!Published 3 months ago by Donna W. Roberson
It's a fantastic series ! Very well done an just amazing to read. I couldn't put the books down once I started them.Published 5 months ago by Racer X
The saga continues, getting richer and deeper as it heads downriver.Published 9 months ago by Rodger
Really enjoyed this book. It was well thought out, and it was obvious that Bujold did her research. Keep them coming!Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer