Legacy (The Sharing Knife #2)
Since it does not seem possible to review this book without addressing it, I’ll pause here to register my continued bafflement over the splitting of the vol ...more
I am just so enthralled by this world she has created, the ground sense magic, the ancient immortal malices growing out of the earth, the difficult cultural divides, and so many lovely and starkly real characters.
This wasn't the most fun I've had readin ...more
Luckily asking new questions and always sticking together keep Dag and Fawn together and safe through a lot that happens in this book. This book prove ...more
Fawn, the young heroine, is smart, capable, full of energy, and knows her own mind. She's emotionally balanced--probably more than Dag is. She is possessed of a generous spirit, and an equally v ...more
Somehow I didn't review this book the first time I read it. I'm assuming that's mostly because I breezed through it and immediately started #3, but I think it's also because this book was so tense that I just had a hard time figuring out how to comment.
I enjoyed this as much as the rest of the series. Dag is just...great. I loved his long, troubled past and how it shapes his present so profoundly, even as he's feeling his way into a different sort of future ...more
This book didn't suffer from the Horrible Borrowed Setting that the first book suffered from. (Yes, the characters carried over but the situations and events started to diverge.) On the other hand, it was mostly pretty boring.
Dag spent much of the book sitting around convalesc ...more
Again the world- ...more
This story made sense to me in ways that the first installment had not: it includes repercussions for actions that go counter to the social grain. What's more, the c ...more
I bought volume one when it came out in paperback a couple of years ago. Since it said "volume one" on the cover, I decided to wait until I had all three [ha! on me, there's a fourth one coming.] So the irony is in this 4 week or so span that it's going to take my thumb to heal, fractured metacarpal, the hero of the story I'm reading has one arm. Personally I think it would have been nicer to have some young girl fall ...more
Once again I love the setting, the societies, and the style of writing. The main drawback was probably the magic, it felt a little bogged down by description.
I'm still reading the next one soon, so there's obviously something here that works for me.
In Beguilement, Book 1 of The Sharing Knife, Fawn and Dag successfully overcame farmer opposition and Fawn's lack of groundsense to become both married (in the farmer tradition) and string-bound (in the Lakewalker tradition). But more than simple newlywed bliss awaits them, as Dag takes his new bride to his Lakewalker home and has to deal with opposition to his union. It turns out to be much more intense than what he faced from Fawn's family. His family, arguably the more dysfunctional of the tw...more
If I have a complaint, it's that Fawn really takes a back seat in this one. It wouldn't really have been noticea ...more
Her fantasy from HarperCollins includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife tetralogy; her science fiction from Baen Books features the perennially bestse ...more
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Dag sat cross-legged and smiled--not much of a smile, but a start. "Lots of choices. They all come down to plunkin. You can eat it raw in slices, peel it and cut it up and cook it alone or in a stew, boil it whole, wrap it in leaves and cook it in campfire coals, stick a sword through it and turn it on a spit, or, very popular, feed it to the pigs and eat the pigs. It's very sustaining. Some say you could live forever on plunkin and rainwater. Others say it would just seem like forever.”