The Sharing Knife
Books in series4
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(4.3 based on 2664 ratings)
  • 1

    The Sharing Knife, Volume 1: Beguilement

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (302)
    Story
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    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".

    Eric C. Zawadzki says: "Not really my thing"
    Not really my thing

    I really enjoyed Curse of Chalion and wanted to try out more Bujold, but this one didn't work out the way I had hoped. Perhaps I am not the target aud..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2009 by Eric C. Zawadzki (Minneapolis, MN, United States)
  • 2

    The Sharing Knife, Volume 2: Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (683)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
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    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 second volume, Fawn Bluefield, the clever farm girl, and Dag Redwing Hickory, the seasoned Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, are newly married. Their arrival at Dag's home on Hickory Lake Camp is met with prejudice and suspicion, as many in the camp deny the literal bond between Dag and Fawn, woven in blood in the Lakewalker magical way.

    Peter Morton says: "Sharing Knife..Not to be missed"
    Sharing Knife..Not to be missed

    This series is an odyssey if ever there was one; the author's characterizations are consistent, rich, and deep. You'll love the relationship between D..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 06 2008 by Peter Morton (Langley, WA USA)
  • 3

    The Sharing Knife, Volume 3: Passage

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (600)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
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    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.

    Neale says: "The quality keeps coming"
    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 expla..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 09 2009 by Neale (BELDONAustralia)
  • 4

    The Sharing Knife, Vol. 4: Horizon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (229)

    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.

    Ann says: "Very satisfying read"
    Very satisfying read

    This book continually kept my attention throughout the entire book. I found myself staying up late doing chores just so I could continue listening. Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2009 by Ann (Vacaville, CA, United States)