The Sharing Knife, Volume 2 : The Sharing Knife

  • by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by Bernadette Dunne
  • Series: The Sharing Knife
  • 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Then Dag is called away by an unexpected and vicious 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 hope of a less divided future.


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Am I really the only one who hated this book?

I really wanted to be able to finish this book (after all I did pay good money for it) but it is UTTER CRAP! The first 50 minutes is, essentially, about a 55 year old man having sex with his new 20 year old bride. That could be okay, I suppose, but their first sex scene includes her saying his penis is too big for her and is this normal, then proceeding to talk to him while his "eyes are crossed" (I'm assuming with passion??). Oh, and we don't even get the maturity of the word penis, or acknowledgment that they are having "sex"... they are sharing their grounds, not shagging 'cause that would be just too... I dunno, mature?

For crying out loud, we're not 12. It's bad enough I have to accept a 20 year old would take up with an old geezer, but please, if they're going to have sex, please don't make it so clinical. Oh, and real people don't talk to their new spouses about how they tried to make babies with their former spouses...

I really like Bujold's Miles series and won't hold this one against her, but... please... save your money 'cause this ain't science fiction, and, the best I can hope is that it was intended for young teens 'cause otherwise, she thinks her readers are stunned ( or maybe that they just left the convent).

The narrator makes Faun sound even younger (and stupider) than 20 and Dag comes across as a dirty old man. Icky.
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- crazybatcow "I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)"

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 Dag and Faun, her hero worship of her husband is nicely balanced by his deep respect for his wife and her surprising insights. I'm not quite finished with the last volume of the last book, but it has met my litmus test of an audio book listened to in the car...I hope for traffic jams.
The complexity of the concepts are well developed; the different aspects of "ground" subtly connected and evolving as Dag discovers the depth of his talents. The reader is left searching his/her own life for evidence of "ground sense" and how it can enhance one's life!

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- Peter Morton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.