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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,760 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: July 2008 ISBN: 9781455190560
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Filled with magic, heroism, and all-too-human characters, Bujold’s Sharing Knife saga is both a gripping adventure and a poignant romance. In this third volume, Fawn, the young farm girl, and Dag, the seasoned soldier-sorcerer, set off to find fresh solutions to the perilous split between their peoples and encounter new hazards both human and uncanny.

The farmers and riverfolk have long distrusted the power of the mysterious and aloof Lakewalkers, even though they depend on them for protection from the evil malices. The proud Lakewalkers, meanwhile, have exiled Dag after learning of his marriage to Fawn, the first outsider to be bound to a Lakewalker in their magical way. But as Dag’s natural Lakewalker ability to manipulate “ground energy” begins to develop in dangerous directions, he and Fawn realize that big changes are ahead.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Nebula and Hugo–winner Bujold explores culture clashes in this compelling third segment of the Sharing Knife series…Bujold excels at creating interesting and sympathetic characters, and this story will satisfy readers who enjoy romance as much as adventure.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The characters are so superbly realized that the reader feels like a fellow passenger on their voyage.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliza | 1/29/2014

    " We are getting more meat in this story and Fawn is really proving herself to Everyone. Very cool! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katey | 1/15/2014

    " This one did not move nearly as fast as the other two I've read thus far. It's still not *bad* but there were more times when I found my mind wandering as she was describing something. The first two books were more compelling, and I read them much faster. On the plus side, I didn't stay up late reading the end of this one, so it was better for my sleep. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/20/2013

    " liked it better than volume 2. Found discussion of "groundwork" and ethics around this quite nice. I'll finish up the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Jones | 12/19/2013

    " OMG! This book is a wonderful addition to the series. Off to book 4 to finish it off. The characters are what make this. If you read this, be prepared to spend hours reading and not wanting it to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray Charbonneau | 12/11/2013

    " Simple fun "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lady_nj | 12/10/2013

    " I prefer her Miles series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Epeeblade | 12/2/2013

    " I can't help but feel that this series is self-indulgent for Bujold. It's so much lighter in feel than most of her work. Always an enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M. Newton | 11/26/2013

    " This is the book I've been waiting for in this series. The romance is background, and the world-building takes centerstage. This book focuses on character and chosen family. It's lovely and sweet, with just the right amount of uncertainty and action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dwer | 9/28/2013

    " this one started slow for me, and I thought I wouldn't like it as much as the first two. But I couldn't put down the middle section. Good enough so that I'm not sure of the rating. This is a new book, only long time favorites get a five, but this may get there "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyson | 8/30/2013

    " Excellent book. Every book is a different story yet well connected to the first book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/23/2013

    " L.M. Bujold writes such lovely books. Her fantasy novels are a must for any true fan of the genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Rush | 3/7/2012

    " The characters of Dag and Fawn are splendid and this is a wonderful tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sirole | 2/4/2012

    " This was a fun, light read. I didn't feel it had the same caliber of character development that I am accustomed to from Bujold, but I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of cultures and the value of woman shifting in each. The story was actually secondary to this, for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 1/20/2012

    " This was better than the second one, I felt the characters and background were more interesting. The research that went into the river boats was fascinating, and I enjoyed the author's note on her sources. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sachin | 11/19/2011

    " i couldn't finish it...i was looking for a little more action than i saw in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cat | 5/4/2011

    " Dag and Fawn on a boat with a motley crew. Just gotta love it. Compulsively readable! It's as great as the other two - Bujold really is a master. Can't recommend this series highly enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 4/19/2011

    " The third book in this series is the best one so far. The other two are good, but not up to LMB's normally high standards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 3/22/2011

    " Dag and Fawn take to the river trying to discover a way to heal the rift between their peoples. While traveling the attract a small group of followers, and a new set of adventures. It's harder to be prejudiced against someone you know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 11/18/2010

    " liked it better than volume 2. Found discussion of "groundwork" and ethics around this quite nice. I'll finish up the series. "

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

    " Another in this series...it's like a romance series hidden behind a fantasy facade. Still, it was, ya know, good.

    Some sex, no swears, some violence.



    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bojojoti | 10/9/2010

    " I need to accept that Bujold is now writing paranormal romance and not the science fiction or fantasy that I so enjoyed from her.

    I will content myself with reading her older works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyson | 9/28/2010

    " Excellent book. Every book is a different story yet well connected to the first book in the series. "

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

    " Dag and Fawn on a boat with a motley crew. Just gotta love it. Compulsively readable! It's as great as the other two - Bujold really is a master. Can't recommend this series highly enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/21/2010

    " A definite adjustment in pace for this book, third in the series, but one I appreciated as I read all four books within a week. Second best, I think, of the four, though I give five stars to each one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 7/11/2010

    " With each book this series gets better. I loved reading as Fawn and Dag discover more about how Lakewalkers and Farmers can exist together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elvet | 6/17/2010

    " These books focus more on intercharacter relationships and world-building, than on action and good vs evil. I'm enjoying this aspect; it's a pleasent change from my usual epics.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 6/13/2010

    " I really like LMB's books, and this one was good -- as a part of The Sharing Knife series. But I liked the Chalion books better! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/3/2010

    " Endless, plodding exploration of a cardboard cutout Star Trek world, and I keep reading. "

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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.