The Sharing Knife: Legacy
by Lois McMaster Bujold
Review by Gayle Surrette
Eos Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061139055
Date: 01 July 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Bujold has the capacity to write novels that you can get lost in. The characters and the world are so real it's like visiting without leaving the comfort of your favorite reading spot. In The Sharing Knife: Beguilement, we became beguiled with the world and the characters in this new series. I'm really looking forward to find out what happens next. From official release/information:
Fawn Bluefield, the clever young farmer girl, and Dag Redwing Hickory, the seasoned Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, have been married all of two hours when they depart her family's farm for Dag's home at Hickory Lake Camp. Having gained a hesitant acceptance from Fawn's family for their unlikely marriage, the couple hopes to find a similar reception among Dag's Lakewalker kin. But their arrival is met with prejudice and suspicion, setting many in the camp against them, including Dag's own mother and brother. A faction of Hickory Lake Camp, denying the literal bond between Dag and Fawn, woven in blood in the Lakewalker magical way, even goes so far as to threaten permanent exile for Dag.
Before their fate as a couple is decided, however, Dag is called away by an unexpected—and viciously magical—malice attack on a neighboring hinterland threatening Lakewalkers and farmers both. What his patrol discovers there will not only change Dag and his new bride, but will call into question the uneasy relationship between their peoples—and may even offer a glimmer of hope for a less divided future.
Filled with heroic deeds, wondrous magic, and rich, all-too-human characters, The Sharing Knife: Legacy is at once a gripping adventure and a poignant romance from one of the most imaginative and thoughtful writers in fantasy today.