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The Sharing Knife, Volume 3: Passage | [Lois McMaster Bujold]

The Sharing Knife, Volume 3: Passage

Filled with magic, heroism, and all-too-human characters, Bujold's Sharing Knife saga is both a gripping adventure and a poignant romance.

The farmers and riverfolk have long distrusted the power of the mysterious and aloof Lakewalkers. 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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Publisher's Summary

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.

Don't miss the other volumes of The Sharing Knife.

©2008 Lois McMaster Bujold; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Neale BELDONAustralia 08-09-09
    Neale BELDONAustralia 08-09-09 Member Since 2006
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    "The quality keeps coming"

    The third installment to a great story. The quality of the writing and narration continues. The fantasy world is expanding and more insights are explained. If you liked for the first two this is more of the same.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LRB 09-03-08
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    "Better and better"

    This is an example of a series that, unlike many, keeps getting better with each book. I've been a long-time fan of Bujold, and I admire her ability to build entirely original (and different) worlds.

    She has widened the world of these novels significantly in the 3rd volume, and introduced some delightful new characters. This was a fast-paced, intriguing story that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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    "My favorite in the series so far"

    The author adds some wonderful new characters to her story. It is very complex and thoughtful and breaks with the need to have everything come out perfectly tidy. This one also goes very scanty on the sex so that's a plus for me.

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    Sarai Belton, MO, USA 08-20-08
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    "Amazing"

    This is a must read series. I can't wait until the next book comes out. This storyline is well written and the chacter detail is just amazing. This author did an outstanding job.

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    Roadrunner in NM NM, US 06-16-08
    Roadrunner in NM NM, US 06-16-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Intriguing sequel"

    As someone who has read everything that the author has written, I was so happy that she seems to have come into her own again with this series. The books just make you happy!

    This third one in the series gives you even more details on Dag's awakening talents and also a lot of action as they travel. Very enjoyable and highly recommended!

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    Sharon College Station, TX, United States 09-05-11
    Sharon College Station, TX, United States 09-05-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Great narration, story sometimes boring."

    After I listened to book 2, I decided I wasn't going on with this series. But they put this one on sale and I got it. The basic story is pretty good, but I'm still tired of all the description of everything the characters do. For example, when Dag is removing his hook, she writes something like "Dag unbuckled the harness of his hook, removed it and set it aside." We've been reading about his hook for 3 books. How else would he remove it? And then he's not going to stand there and hold it. He's going to set it aside. All she needed to say was "Dag removed his hook". That's just one little example, but basically, I think a third of the book could have been deleted and made a better read. There were many times I drifted off, thinking of other things because I was bored. Book 2 was the same way. IF they put book 4 on sale, I MIGHT get it. Her writing is too wordy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Rigby, ID, USA 03-02-09
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    "Entrancing"

    I love "The Sharing Knife" books- they are engrossing and entertaining. I have never enjoyed fantasy books- but Lois McMaster Bujold is a master. The characters are endearing and soo lovable. I highly recommend these books.

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    Mysticalsister San Francisco, CA, United States 08-04-09
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    "The saga continues! On the river!"

    In this sequel, we find Dag and Faun attracting new and unexpected members to their Bluefield tent, even as Dag discovers new abilities and uses for his 'ground sense.' It is a pivotal book in that the trip down river gives them time to discover their new life. There's plenty of action when they meet up with some heinous bandits. By the time I was done 'reading' this, I felt as if I'd been on the journey with them! Grab an oar and hang on!

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    Cheryl Chicago, IL, United States 08-02-09
    Cheryl Chicago, IL, United States 08-02-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Story - Love the other 2"

    I love this volume 3!!! lived the first 2 and this one is just as good! I love the story line, lessons and mysteries of the characters. And I am enjoying the personalities as well! THese are so interesting and intertwined. Sometimes, these personalities remind me of those persons that I already know! I can't wait for the next volume!!!
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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    areader Columbus, Ohio, United States 05-15-14
    areader Columbus, Ohio, United States 05-15-14 Member Since 2006

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    "The Sharing Knife, Volume 3: Passage"

    Nice series and I found myself wanting more. The cover is not very appealing it looks like the guy is smoking something!

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