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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,323 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: January 2010 ISBN: 9781455188949
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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 magical way of the Lakewalkers, 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[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

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

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marianne | 2/11/2014

    " Still enjoying the series, but, other than Lakewalker daily life, I'm not sure much truly happened this book. Hope the third is a bit better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jabbryan | 2/7/2014

    " I like the book pretty well, I guess I just don't like the more explicit sex scenes in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roylin | 1/10/2014

    " This series is turning into a favorite. While I can say I enjoyed the first installment a bit more...this one really built up to an excellent finish. it started off a bit slow...but when it got moving it was excellent. I love the magic in these books as well, and the two main characters are very likeble. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 1/6/2014

    " this is a reread and how could you not. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah S | 12/23/2013

    " This sequel of cross-generational romance in a fantasy world failed to hold my attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M. Newton | 11/27/2013

    " Fun for the characters, but plotwise this book feels more like the buildup before something awesome than a stand-alone story. The worldbuilding is very cool, but no questions are answered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/16/2013

    " Audio book. Better than the first with more plot development. Good narrator! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 10/16/2013

    " Much better than Volume One. Now, finally, at the end of two volumes, we're set up for some interesting times. I look forward the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anneliese | 6/27/2013

    " I liked this one better than the first. Fawn's perky and hopeful youth irritated me less, and the details of malices and their connection with the Lakewalkers are interesting. The story is picking up a bit more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C | 5/13/2013

    " Entertaining without being particularly compelling. I would prefer less romance and more story, but the characters are nice and the descriptions of the setting are lovely. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Efseine | 4/3/2013

    " Ultimately disappointing. While I love most of Bujold's work, this series reads as too slight and romance-oriented for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray Charbonneau | 12/11/2012

    " Edging towards a 2. It's shallow romantic fantasy, but Bujold is a good writer. Or she was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 11/30/2012

    " Not much really happens, but it's pleasant to hang out with Dag and Fawn. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 5/18/2012

    " Meh. It was OK, but not really much better than book 1. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy Jones | 3/18/2012

    " Another great offering by Bujold. She just has a way with words unlike any other. Great series so far. Moving on to #3... "Passage" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susi | 2/20/2012

    " Not as good as the first book, but still very cute and fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sachin | 8/15/2011

    " Too much family drama for my taste. The action parts were good! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Travis | 4/10/2011

    " I barely made it through the book one of the series. I only made it a few pages into this one. Way too much of the wrong kind of action for me. I.e. the main characters were spending too much time getting it on and not enough time moving the story forward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/7/2011

    " On the one hand, it's well-written enough that it swept away (beguiled! Ha!) most of my day. On the other hand, plot-wise I still feel like I've only read the first third of the story. Which I guess is why it's a series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 11/17/2010

    " Better than the first one in the series, maybe even a 3.5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mollie | 10/27/2010

    " Another good read, interesting "magic" in this fantasy series.

    Lots o lovin-but they're married now, which is a little easier for me to take... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 10/22/2010

    " Another AWESOME BOOK!! I could not put it down until I was finished. My only gripe is that Dar was being so prejudice to Fawn causing Dag to be exiled. I hope in this next book that Dag gets revenge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elle | 10/7/2010

    " Crit to come. Still thinking, percolating... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cat | 9/26/2010

    " Brilliant, brilliant! Darker than the first but no less riveting. Full of plot twists and a more deeper understanding unfolds of the world Bujold has created. I ripped through this one and am darn glad I had the foresight to check out the third from my library in advance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 9/12/2010

    " You'd think I would have learned my lesson with the first one, but it was quite the opposite - I stayed up till 3 in the morning with this one! "

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About the Author
Author Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, having won six Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. Her second novel, The Warrior’s Apprentice, introduced young Miles Vorkosigan, one of the most popular characters in science fiction. In 2011 she was awarded the Skylark Award for her significant contribution to science fiction. And in 2017 the Vorkosigan Saga received the Hugo Award for Best Series.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.