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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,665 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois McMaster Bujold Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sharing Knife Series Release Date:
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An epic fantasy of devotion, destiny, and perilous magic from one of the most honored writers in the field—multiple Hugo Award–winning author Lois McMaster Bujold

Young, pregnant Fawn Bluefield has just fled her family’s farm to the city of Glassforge, where she encounters a patrol of the enigmatic soldier-sorcerers known as Lakewalkers. Fawn has heard stories about the Lakewalkers, wandering necromancers with no permanent homes and no possessions but the clothes they wear and the mysterious knives they carry. What she does not know is that the Lakewalkers are engaged in a perilous campaign against inhuman and immortal magical entities known as “malices.” When Fawn is kidnapped by one of these creatures, it is up to Dag, an older Lakewalker heavy with sorrows and responsibilities, to rescue her. But in the ensuing struggle, it is not Dag but Fawn who kills the creature—at dire cost—and an uncanny accident befalls Dag’s sharing knife, which unexpectedly binds their two fates together.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compelling characters lift this first of a two-book romantic fantasy from Hugo-winner Bujold…Bujold hints at an epic past of mighty kingdoms and ancient sorceries, a past that will hopefully be fully detailed in the sequel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] saga of daring deeds and unlikely romance. Bujold quickly develops unforgettable characters as she crafts a world filled with unique monsters and an original approach to magic.”

    Library Journal

  • “The lovers are compelling characters, and Bujold delivers a novel that is a sweet, touching, and fast read…teens will want to see how this tale continues in the next volume.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Bujold develops the characters and their relationship skillfully enough to please romance as well as fantasy fans.”


  • “A quiet, beguiling and transcendent tale of love, mystery, and magic….The main characters are, as usual, complex and beautifully written, and their tale is a perfect introduction for newcomers to Bujold’s work.”

    Romantic Times

  • “[A] fantasy romance with compelling characters and the fascinating clash between their cultures.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer Chin | 2/13/2014

    " Her books are so addicting. This was slower than any of the Chalion ones that I read also over the last week, but it was still quite delightful. You really fall in love with her characters, for they're honest and straightforward. Highly enjoyable. What I didn't like was that this book is clearly the first in a series, so she sets up a big problem and there is no resolution by the end. That kind of sucks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Courtney | 1/31/2014

    " I loved this book so much I read it in one sitting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julia Spencer-Fleming | 1/23/2014

    " Comfort re-read. Every year, I go through a chunk of LMB's backlist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Felicia | 1/16/2014

    " This book was...not good. This author is great. This book...Harlequin-y "

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