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The Sharing Knife, Volume 1 Audiobook

The Sharing Knife, Volume 1: Beguilement

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Publisher's Summary

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, who are wandering necromancers with no permanent homes and no possessions except 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.

Don't miss the second volume, Legacy.

©2007 Lois McMaster Bujold; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Bujold develops the characters and their relationship skillfully enough to please romance as well as fantasy fans." (Booklist)
"[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)
"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)

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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 07-12-12
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 07-12-12

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "The Sharing Knife"

    I have really enjoyed this series, a bit like comfort food for the soul. Beautifully written and narrated. Many thanks Lois :)

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    Beulahhandyman United States 03-11-12
    Beulahhandyman United States 03-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "True love and a wry look at life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Lois McMaster Bujold has characters you can respect and grow to love.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sharing Knife, Volume 1?

    The loving couple was on the fifth day of their 2-day trip. That thought is quietly inserted into the descriptions.


    Have you listened to any of Bernadette Dunne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The reader catches the voices of the aunt's patient comforting and of the youngest brother's careless teasing.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anita Raleigh, NC, USA 11-01-07
    Anita Raleigh, NC, USA 11-01-07 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable Potential Its going somewhere"

    Potential is there: after having listened to book 2 I can see where this will be very enjoyable as a series. These characters do not wring the heart like Miles and his family & crew but they are likeable and enjoyable. Dag and Spark will size up to be something, I sense a real potential in them and their story.

    I did note that their stories do not have the crushing depth and emotional attachment I found in the Challion series or Miles V. And Bujold is an enjoyable writer and thats just fine.

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    Halena Alexandria, KY, United States 11-15-07
    Halena Alexandria, KY, United States 11-15-07 Member Since 2011

    Artist in Northern Kentucky. Loves listening to books. My likes are history, mystery and some , and mostly writers of the twentieth century

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    "This book should be half price"

    Incredibly juvenile! More than half way through it and I'm done. Ohhhhhh he this and Ohhhhhhh she that! Spark? Lil Spark? Not!

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    yohance 04-24-12
    yohance 04-24-12 Member Since 2016
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    "interesting but got bored"
    Would you try another book from Lois McMaster Bujold and/or Bernadette Dunne?

    no


    What was most disappointing about Lois McMaster Bujold’s story?

    how it dragged on. The story had a good pace but then it seemed to get stuck on the love story. I like romance and love and background but I also need action.


    Which character – as performed by Bernadette Dunne – was your favorite?

    the tall dude. don't remember his name


    Do you think The Sharing Knife, Volume 1 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    probably but i won't be reading it


    Any additional comments?

    didn't finish the book. got bored won't go back to it.

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    Debbie WantirnaAustralia 07-10-09
    Debbie WantirnaAustralia 07-10-09
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    "Fascinating Tale"

    Fascinating, engrossing and well written. Couldn't wait to complete the series. Plenty of room for further stories, both before and after this series. The only downer... the age difference. Pretty unbelievable and seemingly unnecessary.

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