The Sharing Knife

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,784 ratings

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 1,261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646

    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 950
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488

    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 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 856
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475

    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 BelleBooks 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 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454

    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