Beguilement

Beguilement

Book - 2006
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Fawn Bluefield, a young woman who has left her family's farm hoping to find work in the city, accidentally gets involved with the Lakewalkers, an enigmatic group of soldier-sorcerers, and their campaign against inhuman and immortal magical entities.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2006
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061137587
0061137588
Branch Call Number: FIC Bujol 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 355 p. :,map. --
Alternative Title: Sharing knife, beguilement

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farbrite
May 27, 2016

This fantasy/love story is far from Bujold's Vorkosigan saga in tone and landscape but very appealing in its own way. The forbidden relationship between Lakewalker Dag and "farmer" Fawn proceeds through four volumes as they try to find a place for themselves in a divided world. I just listened to the series again and was enthralled--again.

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rixonkarla
Jul 28, 2012

Bujold turned her hand to a much more romantic story than she's written before, and it does not disappoint. The world-building in this book is also fantastic and original.

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GuyN
Jun 16, 2012

This starts out with some fine fantasy, but soon morphs into pretty much a love story. Not my genre, but it's well written and the central characters are cleverly drawn. The details of the settings and the culture are only sketched, but quite compelling. This is good world building. I know that the love story (and its difficulties with prejudice) continues in this trilogy, but I'll read on in hopes there's still some more fantasy to come.

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jocasey
Apr 01, 2011

This series is one of my favorites. I've never read a fantasy quite like it and I highly enjoyed the whole thing. I bought my own copies and return to the story repeatedly. I recommend it to everyone who likes solid fantasy adventure and those who like a little romance too.

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20KBT10
Oct 01, 2010

A Fantasy romance…or a romantic fantasy? Both make it sound a little more edgy than what it is: a solid post-apocalyptic fantasy, that delves unashamedly into romance. There’s love here, and it’s the struggle to hold onto that love that binds the book together. There’s also horror, pain and betrayal, monsters and bravery, fights and family. It’s a wonderfully written story, and it’s for anyone that just loves a good tale.

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andreareads
Jul 15, 2015

She stifled her longing to lean her head into his chest and just stand there for, oh, say, about a week.

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andreareads
Jul 15, 2015

Tough, tough old woman – absent gods, we loved her. Preferably from a safe distance, but there’s one like that in every family, I think.

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andreareads
Jul 15, 2015

Once upon a time, there was supposed to have been a chain of lakes, not just the big dead one. With a league of seven beautiful cities around them, commanded by great sorcerer-lords, and a sorcerer king, and princesses and bold warriors and sailors and captains and who knows what all. With tall towers and beautiful gardens and jeweled singing birds and magical animals and holy whatnot, and the gods’ blessings flowing like the fountains, and gods popping in and out of people’s lives in a way that I would find downright unnerving, I’m pretty sure.

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andreareads
Jul 15, 2015

He wasn’t sure if it was worse to be loved yet not valued than valued but not loved, but surely it was better to be both.

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20KBT10
Oct 01, 2010

p. 63 Fawn’s skirt and the front of Dag’s trousers were soaked in too-bright blood. “Oh,” said Fawn in a mortified voice, when he’d swung her down from the horse and slid after her. “Oh, I’m sorry.” Dag raised what he hoped was an admirably calm eyebrow. “What? It’s just blood, Little Spark. I’ve dealt with more blood in my time than you have in your whole bitty body.” Which was where this red tide should be, blast and blight it. […]“Why is this happening?” […] He hesitated. Yes, she was young, but surely—“Don’t you know?” She glanced up at him. The bruise masking the left side of her face was darkening to purple, the gouges scabbing over. “Yes,” she whispered. She steadied her voice by sheer force of will, he thought. “But […] I was hoping you might…have a different answer. Stupid of me.” “The malice did something to you […] It stole your baby’s ground. It would have used it in its next molt, but we killed it first.” And I was too late to stop it.

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