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Beguilement - Lois McMaster Bujold
Beguilement
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Young Fawn Bluefield has fled her family's farm hoping to find work in the city of Glassforge. Uncertain about her future and the troubles she carries, Fawn stops for a drink of water at a roadside inn, where she encounters a patrol of Lakewalkers, enigmatic soldier-sorcerers from the woodland... show more
Young Fawn Bluefield has fled her family's farm hoping to find work in the city of Glassforge. Uncertain about her future and the troubles she carries, Fawn stops for a drink of water at a roadside inn, where she encounters a patrol of Lakewalkers, enigmatic soldier-sorcerers from the woodland culture to the north. Fawn knows the stories about the Lake-walkers: they are necromancers; they practice black sorcery; they have no permanent homes and own only the clothes they wear and the weapons—mysterious knives made of human bone—they carry. What she does not know is that the Lakewalkers, as a whole, are engaged in a perilous campaign against inhuman and immortal magical entities known as “malices,” creatures that suck the life out of all they encounter, and turn men and animals into their minions.

Dag is an older Lakewalker patroller who carries his past sorrows as heavily as his present respon-sibilities. When Fawn is kidnapped by the malice Dag's patrol is tracking, Dag races 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.

And so now the misenchanted knife must be returned to the Lakewalkers. Together, Fawn and Dag set out on the long road back to his camp. But on the journey this unlikely pair will encounter danger and delight, prejudice and partnership, and maybe even love. . . .  

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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780061139079
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
5.0 BEGUILEMENT by LOIS McMASTER BUJOLD
AudiobookAnother great series by this author. I loved that the language wasn't all flowery, I loved the humor, I loved the romance and the speed of it. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
3.0 Beguilement
Bit of a change of pace from say Chalion, but I enjoyed it anyway. It's a slow, sleepy romance novel, in which the odd demon is killed but the main problems are things like meeting each other's parents and realising that changing names on marriage is a problem when one of you comes from a matrilinea...
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books rated it
3.5 Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold - My Thoughts
This book was a surprise to me. I wasn't expecting quite as much romance. I think part of that is that a good friend of mine really loved these books and she's not so much of a romance nor a fantasy reader. The first half of the book tells the fantasy tale of Fawn, a young woman farmer, who is run...
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
3.0 Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold
Fawn Bluefield spent the night in a barn and she’s a bit road weary for it. She had to leave her family’s farm and now she’s on her way to Glassforge, one of the larger cities, to find work. However, she’s soon swept up in an adventure she didn’t anticipate, one that takes much from her but holds th...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Book 1)
Reading the reviews, the detractors seem to fall into certain categories. Those who were expecting something like her Vorkosigan series and are disappointed it's fantasy. (Hello, it's pretty explicitly marked as fantasy from the description to the cover.) Those who were expecting something like her ...
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