The Sharing Knife

5 books in series
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The Sharing Knife, Volume 1 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.

©2007 Lois McMaster Bujold (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Sharing Knife, Volume 1

    • Beguilement
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695

    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".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not really my thing

    • By Eric C. Zawadzki on 08-27-09

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 2

    • The Sharing Knife, Volume 2

    • Legacy
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 986
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharing Knife..Not to be missed

    • By Peter Morton on 07-06-08

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 3

    • The Sharing Knife, Volume 3

    • Passage
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 889
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better and better

    • By RoryReads on 09-03-08

    Regular price: $20.72

  • Book 4

    • The Sharing Knife, Vol. 4: Horizon

    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 484

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very satisfying read

    • By Ann on 10-19-09

    Regular price: $25.17

  • Book 4.5

    • Knife Children

    • A Story in the World of the Sharing Knife
    • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Lakewalker Barr Foxbrush returns from two years of patrolling the bitter wilds of Luthlia against the enigmatic, destructive entities called malices, only to find that the secret daughter he'd left behind in the hinterland of Oleana has disappeared from her home after a terrible accusation. The search for her will call on more of Barr's mind and heart than just his mage powers, as he tries to balance his mistakes of the past and his most personal duties to the future. A stand-alone story set in the world of the Sharing Knife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Barr, How You Have Grown

    • By Terri on 06-27-19

    Regular price: $13.61