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.
"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)
Great characters and unique, creative world. It does seem to veer toward romance pretty often in this first volume. The other 3 books in the series are less so. I do like Bujold's storytelling skill, however; so, the love story parts weren't off-putting. Only other comment is I would have probably enjoyed series more if it had been 2 volumes vs 4. Volumes 1 and 2 seem paired together in plotline and 3 and 4 definitely follow the same plot as a tradition journey and return story.
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
I have really enjoyed this series, a bit like comfort food for the soul. Beautifully written and narrated. Many thanks Lois :)
Lois McMaster Bujold has characters you can respect and grow to love.
The loving couple was on the fifth day of their 2-day trip. That thought is quietly inserted into the descriptions.
The reader catches the voices of the aunt's patient comforting and of the youngest brother's careless teasing.
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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Incredibly juvenile! More than half way through it and I'm done. Ohhhhhh he this and Ohhhhhhh she that! Spark? Lil Spark? Not!
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.
the tall dude. don't remember his name
probably but i won't be reading it
didn't finish the book. got bored won't go back to it.
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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