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Legacy by Lois McMaster Bujold
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May 29, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy

** spoiler alert ** Dag and Fawn are now married, embracing both Farmer and Lakewalker tradition and ceremony. While Fawn's family was opposed to the match, Dag's family makes them look downright pleased. Incensed that Dag has brought his Farmer wife home, his mother and brother bring charges against him to the Council demanding that the marriage not be recognized and the marriage cords cut.

All this after Dag is named Captain and sent on patrol to find a new Malice which has sprung up underneath a Farmer town and moved on, killing children and others in its path. The Malice is brought down, but not before severely damaging Dag's arm, then his life when Dag finds and is drawn into the ground of several unconscious patrollers who are still somehow linked together through the Malice. Because of the connection between Fawn and Dag, Fawn realizes Dag is severely injured and sets off from their tent home to find him. When it comes to her that the sharing knife she carries might fight the pieces of malice embedded in Dag's arm, she thrusts the knife into his thigh. He helps it do its work, shredding all connections between the patrollers and the malice, and they all are freed.

Coming home is not the pleasure it should've been, due to the machinations of Dag's brother and mother. Regardless of what the Council decides, Dag maintains that he will take Fawn and leave to find a way to bring Lakewalkers and Farmers closer together so that the deaths and destruction from the Malices can somehow be prevented much ealier than the last one he faced.

I enjoyed the second book in this series and highly recommend it.


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