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EBOOK ô The Sharing Knife, Volume Four ⚢ In a world where malices remnants of ancient magic can erupt with life destroying power, only 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 Redwing Hickory rescued farmer girl Fawn Bluefield, neither expected to fall in love, join their lives in marriage, or defy both their kin to seek new solutions to the perilous split between their peoplesAs Dag s maker abilities have grown, so has his concern about who or what he is becoming At the end of a great river journey, Dag is offered an apprenticeship to a master groundsetter in a southern Lakewalker camp But as his understanding of his powers deepens, so does his frustration with the camp s rigid s with respect to farmers At last, he and Fawn decide to travel a very different road and find that along it, their disparate but hopeful company increasesFawn and Dag see that their world is changing, and the traditional Lakewalker practices cannot hold every malice at bay forever Yet for all the customs that the couple has challenged thus far, they will soon be confronted by a crisis exceeding their worst imaginings, one that threatens their Lakewalker and farmer followers alike Now the pair must answer in earnest the question they ve grappled with since they killed their first malice together When the old traditions fail disastrously, can their untried new ways stand against their world s deadliest foe AudiobookI guess this is the end of the series A really nice ending with both groups working together I would recommend this series. Eight oryears ago, I bought and read the first book in this series, Beguilement, but never felt particularly motivated to finish the 4 book series until a few weeks ago It occurred to me that before I let my expensive non resident library card lapse for the next few months, I should grab this series off the library s shelves and plow or skim through it, as the spirit moved me.The second book was a skimmer for me I didn t rate or review it because of the amount I skipped over , but the Eight oryears ago, I bought and read the first book in this series, Beguilement, but never felt particularly motivated to finish the 4 book series until a few weeks ago It occurred to me that before I let my expensive non resident library card lapse for the next few months, I should grab this series off the library s shelves and plow or skim through it, as the spirit moved me.The second book was a skimmer for me I didn t rate or review it because of the amount I skipped over , but the third was good enough that I actually read the whole thing with a fair amount of interest, especially the last part, which really ramped up the intensity The excitement kind of ramps down again at the start of this fourth and final volume in the series, but I found myself unexpectedly taken with the telling of Dag and Fawn s stay with a camp of Lakewalkers, where Dag can learn from others how to use and control his abilities as a maker and healer The magical aspects of this were fascinating Dag and Fawn are still battling the prejudices that Dag s people, the Lakewalkers, have against Fawn s, the farmers, and vice versa Specifically, Lakewalkers don t like Dag practicing his healing abilities on farmers But when a young farmer boy gets lockjaw from stepping on a nail, what s a self respecting healer to do And one thing leads to another, and of course Dag and Fawn and their friends aren t finished dealing with the deadly malices that blight their lands And one malice is of a sort that no one s ever seen before view spoiler hide spoiler This book turned out to be a lotinteresting and exciting than I was expecting I wasn t sure if Bujold could find a way to wrap up the series that would be both believable and satisfying to me, but she did it It s definitely my favorite book of this western frontier fantasy series.Bujold is a very creative and talented author who writes believable characters I m not sure if I d recommend plowing through the entire series unless a a frontier era fantasy sounds interesting, and b you don t mind a large side helping of May December romance But I can tell you that, at least in my opinion, if you do, you won t be disappointed by the ending of the series.4.5 stars.Art credit I figured out a long time ago that Lois McMaster Bujold is one of THOSE authors basically, if she writes a book, it s good Period And the Sharing Knife books are no exception McMaster Bujold s worlds feel real, and her characters matter This series is a little slower paced than some of her science fiction, but they re still very rewarding reading.Horizon is the fourth book in the Sharing Knife series, in which a farmer girl and a one armed Lakewalker man meet while fighting a terrible monst I figured out a long time ago that Lois McMaster Bujold is one of THOSE authors basically, if she writes a book, it s good Period And the Sharing Knife books are no exception McMaster Bujold s worlds feel real, and her characters matter This series is a little slower paced than some of her science fiction, but they re still very rewarding reading.Horizon is the fourth book in the Sharing Knife series, in which a farmer girl and a one armed Lakewalker man meet while fighting a terrible monster and end up marrying However, in this land, farmers and Lakewalkers generally avoid each other The Lakewalkers despise the farmers for having no magic groundsense the farmers fear the Lakewalkers for their magic and because the Lakewalkers make knives out of their dead kins bones What the farmers do not understand is that the sharing knives imbued with the souls of the dying are the only weapon capable of destroying the terrible malices which are kind of like the Star Trek s Borg, onlyorganic see my review of Jim Butcher s Alera books Lakewalkers hunt malices, and if they didn t, the land would soon be overrun and destroyed.As Dag and Fawn deal with both malices and malicious humans, they see clearly what no one else has realized that the rift between farmers and Lakewalkers inadvertently benefits the malices The seemingly mismatched couple sets out to change prejudices and find solutions, ultimately a greater challenge than slaying a malice.In the crowded sci fi fantasy realm, not many authors stand out, but Lois McMaster Bujold is so good she scarcely has any competition Of course, if you re going to read about Dag and Fawn, you should start with Book One and travel the author s land clear to the Horizon The final book in the sharing knife series is as I expected, entertaining The premise of the entire series was around breaking prejudiced old traditions, and making ways for a new, better and accommodating world It was a love story, full of adventures and camaraderie What I love most about the series was the homey feeling I got while reading, it was inviting, comfortable m, and have lovable characters I grew fond of Dag and Fawn the main characters, and just wantedof their story I tru The final book in the sharing knife series is as I expected, entertaining The premise of the entire series was around breaking prejudiced old traditions, and making ways for a new, better and accommodating world It was a love story, full of adventures and camaraderie What I love most about the series was the homey feeling I got while reading, it was inviting, comfortable m, and have lovable characters I grew fond of Dag and Fawn the main characters, and just wantedof their story I truly enjoyed this series