Beguilement

Beguilement

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"Bujold builds a better fantasy romance with compelling characters and the fascinating clash between their cultures, she a farmer's daughter, he an adventurer on the trail of a deadly demon."--Locus

One of the most respected writers in the field of speculative fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold has won numerous accolades and awards, including the Nebula and Locus Awards as well as the fantasy and science fiction genre's most prestigious honor, the Hugo Award for Best Novel, four times (most recently for Paladin of Souls). With The Sharing Knife series, Bujold creates a brand new world fraught with peril, and spins an extraordinary romance between a young farm girl and the brave sorcerer-soldier entrusted with the defense of the land against a plague of vicious malevolent beings. Meet Fawn Bluefield and Dag Redwing Hickory in Beguilement, the first book in Bujold's unforgettable four-volume fantasy saga, and witness the birth of their dangerous romance--a love threatened by prejudice and perilous magic, and by Dag's sworn duty as Lakewalker patroller and necromancer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 109 x 171 x 27mm | 186g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061139076
  • 9780061139079
  • 107,845

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An epic fantasyof devotion, destiny, and perilous magic, from one of the mosthonored writers in the field--multiple Hugo Award-winning author Lois McMaster Bujold

Troubled young Fawn Bluefield seeks a life beyond her family's farm. But on the way to the city, she encounters a patrol of Lakewalkers, nomadic soldier-sorcerers from the northern woodlands. Feared necromancers armed with mysterious knives made of human bone, they wage a secret on-going war against the scourge of the "malices," immortal entities that draw the life out of their victims, enslaving human and animal alike. It is Dag--a Lakewalker patroller weighed down by past sorrows and present responsibilities--who must come to Fawn's aid when she is taken captive by a malice. They prevail at a devastating cost--unexpectedly binding their fates together as they embark upon a remarkable journey into danger and delight, prejudice and partnership . . .and perhaps even love.
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Review Text

"A quiet, beguiling and transcendent tale of love, mystery and magic...The main characters are...complex and beautifully written." Romantic Times BOOKclub
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"A quiet, beguiling and transcendent tale of love, mystery and magic...The main characters are...complex and beautifully written."--Romantic Times BOOKclub
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9,682 ratings
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4 35% (3,399)
3 27% (2,609)
2 9% (886)
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