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Fawn Bluefield, the clever young farmer girl, and Dag Redwing Hickory, the seasoned Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, have been married all of two hours when they depart her family's farm for Dag's home at Hickory Lake Camp. Having gained a hesitant acceptance from Fawn's family for their unlikely marriage, the couple hopes to find a similar reception among Dag's Lakewalker kin. But their arrival is met with prejudice and suspicion, setting many in the camp against them, including Dag's own mother and brother. A faction of Hickory Lake Camp, denying the literal bond between Dag and Fawn, woven in blood in the Lakewalker magical way, even goes so far as to threaten permanent exile for Dag. Before their fate as a couple is decided, however, Dag is called away by an unexpected--and viciously magical--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 a glimmer of hope for a less divided future.
Publisher: New York : EOS, c2007
Description: 377 p. : map ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780061139055
Branch Call Number: Bujo


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Apr 20, 2018

Book 2

Feb 02, 2018

Just as wonderful as the first one (see my lengthier review for 'Beguilement' of 'The Sharing Knife' series). Compelling romance of the lead characters - Dag & Fawn - wrapped in adventure and humour. It left me really looking forward to reading the next book!

HanakoGal Feb 02, 2013

I liked seeing more of Fawn and Dag's story; their determination to have a life together despite his family not accepting her. It was also interesting to see more of the Lakewalker culture and magic.

Aug 21, 2012

I concur with 20KBT10. This gently woven romance/fantasy continues in much the same way as it started (see my review of Beguilement). There is just enough fantasy action to keep an interesting couple's struggle against prejudice worthwhile to non romance readers. Subtract 1/2 a star if you shun romance or add 1/2 a star if you enjoy it.

Feb 02, 2011

Hold for G-J

Oct 01, 2010

The story continues, and its still about honour, struggle and love. Beautifully woven, it’s a fight against tradition and misperceptions, the bonds of family, discovery and awareness stemming from new experiences and the continued fight against evil. It’s sweet and powerful and robust, all at the same time. Really pleasing, all around.


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Jul 30, 2015

He’d grown so accustomed to her companionship in so few weeks, as if she’d always been there, or had slotted into some hollow place within him just her shape that had been waiting for years.

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