He's finally come out the other side of the grief that crippled him after his first wife's death. I have to also say that I listened to this book as an audio book. Dag has two knives, but only one of them is charged; as Fawn stabs the malice with the uncharged one, Dag kills the creature with the other. Add to this the theory that this sparsely-populated land has been shut off by the peoples of the southern continents until the problem has been decisively dealt with, and we get the germs of an interesting and unique fantasy setting. Legacy picks up immediately where Beguilement left off, with newlyweds Dag and Fawn heading up north to Lakewalker country to meet This series probably isn't for everyone, but I really dug it.
She is best known for writing her sci-fi series, but she also writes the and Curse of Chalion fantasy series. Ms Bujold is a very talented writer, she's able to build multidimensional characters and describle worlds beautifully. I still find Dag and Fawn adorable, and realistic in being entirely not predestined for one another. We do not accept books with water damage, strong smoke smell, or just plain beat up. As the stakes build, the questions become more important--and it's clear that these two books are the opening of a larger story. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Very minimal wear and tear.
What a lovely week it was. What a lovely week it was. Great book with just the right amount of romance, adventure, and peril, etc. I enjoyed this as much as the rest of the series. She does not just give us terrifying monsters in order to keep the plot zippy, she hints at layers and depths below, or behind, those monsters, raising more and more questions about the development of history and culture, about how its magic works.
The Vorkosigan books are very dear to my heart, and while I've only read The Curse of Chalion from her main fantasy series, I loved that too. In this book, Bujold widens the lens on how this fascinating world works. They are calling for help. Fawn being a farmer was definitely convenient, but I also appreciated how Dag shared the information with her gradually, as part of the action, and how Fawn was a character in her own right instead of operating as a thin excuse for infodumpery like, say, what Sharon Shinn did to one of the characters in Mystic and Rider. But the book's, and the series's, best element is the worldbuilding.
Unfortunately, this one is very much a romance st I gave the first book in this series 3 stars, and this one 2, because I feel that both books are really just one long, somewhat boring book, and that 2. The book is filled with fascinating characters who grow and change as a result of the things they do and see. 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. What did you think about the world-building? This series so far isn't as good as my favorite Bujold book, Cordelia's Honor. Mari and Sean made reappearances, and then there were other Lakewalkers who somehow managed to be very vivid without even really having a lot of scenes.
This time the action is with the Lakewalkers, who treat Fawn like a child or animal of some sort. So not exactly an ingenue. I would have liked the lead female to be a bit stronger; maybe that will come as the series unfolds. Maybe if Fawn and Dag had set out on their journey a little earlier. The continuing adventures of Lakewalker patroller Dag and his new farmer-girl bride Fawn.
It should have been the perfect new home - a virgin wilderness full of new species of every sort, just waiting to be discovered. . I enjoyed this as much as the rest of the series. I'm not a big Romance novel fan, but I truly enjoyed how the book began with a shy, misguided, under appreciated farm girl who ran away from home to hide her poor judgement and shame. Just as Dag arrives, the malice rips out of Fawn her unborn child. The role of the clans of Lakewalkers, descendants of the said near-magical aristocracy, is to patrol the lands around the Dead Lake remnant of the several Great Lakes and to kill newly hatched malices as early in their careers as may be.
Second, we also get a lot more lore and background of the world, as well as more details about Lakewalker magic. I just hate when people do something for someone's own good knowing that they're driving them away. So really, this is 400 pages of the minutiae of peasants camping. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. In this second volume, Fawn Bluefield, the clever farm girl, and Dag Redwing Hickory, the seasoned Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, are newly married. And his is starting to question the way things have always been done.
I'm rounding up a bit. The hero is often brutal and arrogant—a punisher as well as a lover. Bookseller: , Tennessee, United States. I don't even like reading about sex scenes, so that's part of my problem. To my surprise, I actually enjoyed this less than , the first part of the duology. Cherryh's eponymous series, Foreigner begins an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race. Two sorts of people, Lakewalkers and farmers.