In a world where malices, remnants of ancient magic, can erupt with life-destroying power, only the soldier-sorcerer Lakewalkers have mastered the ability to kill them. But Lakewalkers keep their uncanny secrets and themselves from the farmers they protect. So when patroller Dag rescued farm girl... show more
In a world where malices, remnants of ancient magic, can erupt with life-destroying power, only the soldier-sorcerer Lakewalkers have mastered the ability to kill them. But Lakewalkers keep their uncanny secrets and themselves from the farmers they protect. So when patroller Dag rescued farm girl Fawn, neither expected to fall in love, marry, and defy both their kin to seek new solutions to the split between their peoples. As Dag's powers have grown, so has his frustration with the Lakewalkers' rigid mores. Fawn and Dag see that their world is changing and that the traditional Lakewalker practices cannot hold the malices at bay forever. Yet for all the customs that Dag and Fawn have challenged, they will soon be confronted with a crisis beyond imagining. When the old ways fail, can their untried new ways stand against their world's deadliest foe?
Publish date: January 27th 2009
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 453
Edition language: English
I recently had read the first 3 books in this series, and they just kept getting more intriguing. I'd read and loved Bujold's other fantasy series that started with The Curse of Chalion, and found them a great read. I'd call that one High Fantasy, this is a series though that has hints of science-fi...
This final book of the series dragged a bit in the beginning and the middle, but the climax and ending sure made up for it.Still, it's interesting how my feelings about the characters have changed over the course of four books. I really liked Fawn in Beguilement and Legacy, but by the halfway point ...
I know I know, I have been bored for 2 books now and still I read this one. I just wanted to know how it ended. But after having thought about this, it ended as boringly as it went on. Nothing happened at the end either.Right this book then. Dag and Fawn talk --> they talk to other people --> they t...
Last in the Sharing Knife quartet. I like Dag and Fawn and I like the setting and the world, but I miss the twistiness of both Miles and the main characters in the Chalion books. Everyone here is relatively straightforward (RELATIVELY). [July 2011]
This series could have been so much better if it was less about the romance and more about...everything else. The malices/mud-men/mages and all the back story with the Lakewalkers and their magic and whatnot was really compelling. The world was really interesting, and a lot was made of how dangerous...